This certificate program prepares students to perform the duties of the Fire Department Company Officer, which is the first level of management in the fire service.
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 I , Fire Academy II , Fire Investigation , Fire Prevention Code Enforcement , 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 of courses in which students can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program. For more details see Academic Placement and Testing section.
Students considering a career in firefighting must consult with the Fire Science Program Coordinator prior to enrolling in classes for the first time. Please contact Chuck House at 970-569-2921.
Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Department Company Officer.
Following is a suggested sequence of courses. Please consult with your advisor regarding this program and courses, as well as any credit for prior learning, for example, FST 101 or Colorado Division of Fire Safety’s (CDFS) Fire Fighter II certificate, and FST 107 or CDFS Hazardous Materials Operations Level certificate.
The Fire Department Company Officer certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Vail Valley at Edwards.
This certificate program is not eligible for federal student aid funds.