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 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 Academy I. The Fire Academy I certificate is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville and 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.