This certificate program prepares students for the entry level in the fire service. Students learn the entrylevel skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.
This curriculum includes courses included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree.
Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in reading, writing, and mathematics as prerequisites for courses within this certificate. Skills in these areas may affect the sequence in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details, please see the Academic Placement and Testing section.
Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I.
Following is a suggested sequence of courses. See your advisor to develop a personalized schedule.
The Fire Academy I certificate is offered at Rifle and Edwards. For more information, see the Course Description section.