Skill Certificate in Fire Academy

Division: Special Programs

Students completing this certificate will acquire manipulative and technical training in basic concepts in fire service organization and theories of fire control, including laws and regulations affecting the fire service personnel, and functions; fire organizations; principles of fire behavior; and the basic consideration in fire strategy and tactics.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge in the theories of fire control and fire strategy.       

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment as firefighters.

Required Certificate Courses (15 Units)15
Basic Fire Fighter 1 Academy
Total15

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Most fire agencies in California require completion of Fire Fighter 1 Academy and completion of EMT training as minimum qualifications to compete in fire department entrance examinations. Additional education, such as a Vocational Education Certificate or Associates degree is recommended.