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Fire Science Technology: Fire Academy I Certificate

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Picture of training for the Fire Academy I Certificate at CMC.This certificate program prepares students for the entry level in the fire service. Students learn the entry level 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.  CMC also offers certificates in Fire Academy II , Fire Department Company Officer , Fire Investigation Fire Prevention Code Enforcement,  and Driver Operator .

Students must demonstrate acceptable proficiency levels in composition, reading, 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.

Students entering this certificate program must present the Fire Science Technology Program Coordinator with documentation of successful completion of a CPAT test within 12 months prior to the beginning of the program classes. Students who do not present this certificate will not be allowed to enroll or participate in the program. Any questions regarding the CPAT must be directed to Chuck House, Program Coordinator at 970-569-2921 or

Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I. The Fire Academy I certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville and Vail Valley at Edwards.

Learn more about the Fire Academy Program.

Following is a suggested sequence of courses. See your advisor to develop a personalized schedule.

This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credits Required (12)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (247.5)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see About Our Degrees .

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