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Fire Science Technology: Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Certificate

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This certificate provides the student an opportunity to develop the requisite knowledge and skills to seek specialization or promotion within fire service in the field of fire prevention and code enforcement.

This program is designed to provide a professional-level career development path that will provide students who have graduated with an AAS degree in Fire Science to focus on one of several career paths in the fire service nationwide.

The program includes a core component that provides a framework for development of the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in this field. This core section consists of classes that are also required for the AAS degree in Fire Science, thus providing a student who has not completed an AAS degree a path to further develop his or her education upon successful completion of the certificate program.

Students must demonstrate college-level proficiency in composition, reading, and critical evaluation of written documents.

The curriculum includes courses that emphasize the legal and technical knowledge-base that is essential in understanding and applying the key aspects of enforcing regulations and laws within the built-environment with an emphasis on fire protection systems, construction, as well as regulatory oversight of operational settings.

This program will also provide preparatory background for students wishing to pursue a nationally recognized certification through the International Code Council and/or the National Fire Protection Association (ICC Certified Fire Marshal / NFPA CFPS).

Fire Science Technology and Fire Prevention - Code Enforcement program is offered at the Vail Valley at Edwards Campus. Contact that location for course schedule information, some courses may require distance learning modalities. CMC also offers an AAS degree in Fire Science Technology  and certificates in Fire Academy I , Fire Academy II , Fire Department Company Officer , Fire Investigation Driver Operator .

Students considering a career in firefighting should 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 Prevention - Code Enforcement.

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

See Gainful Employment Disclosure: Fire Prevention Code Enforcement Certificate

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (23)
Minimum Contact Hours Required (360)


◆ 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).

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