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This program is part of the Fire Science/EMT Department.

Your dream of becoming a firefighter begins at MCC. In the Firefighter program, we’ll teach you all the skills and knowledge you need to land your first job at a firehouse.

During your training in the Firefighter program, you’ll learn about the science of firefighting and fire prevention and about the safety and hazards associated with fires. You’ll study the behavior, compartmentalization, suppression, and investigation of fire and its related emergencies, and much more.

The Firefighter program provides the opportunity for non-sponsored students to acquire a Certificate of Completion in Fire Operations in a college-based Fire Academy. Firefighters must be either a certified paramedic or EMT to work in Arizona.

Available Associate Degrees and Certificates

Degree / Certificate Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Emergency Response and Operations Track V Fire Investigation Course Sequence
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)    Emergency Response and Operations - Track III: Emergency Management n/a
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Driver Operator Course Sequence
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Fire Officer Leadership Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Firefighter Operations Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL) Fire Science Course List
Certificate of Completion (CCL)    Emergency Management Course Sequence

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out a program and career path that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Firefighter program is available through the Fire Science/EMT department. You can also contact Academic Advisement for general advising. Both will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.