Fire Science  FAQs

  • How do I find information on degrees and certificates offered in Fire Science/EMT?
    Please visit the Degrees and Certificates page.
  • Where can I find more information about Fire Service, Emergency Medical Service, or Emergency Management programs and careers?
    Visit our Degrees and Certificates page for a complete listing of our offered programs.
  • Who can I contact for academic advisement or graduation applications?
    Darlene Vasquez is the academic advisement liaison for the Fire Science/EMT department. Darlene is also able to advise general education requirements. She is available to accept walk-ins or appointments at the Fire Science/EMT Down Town Center.
    Contact information: phone 480-461-6304 or email: darlene.vasquez@mesacc.edu
  • Is there anything I can use to help stay on track with my degree or certificate path? 
    If you would like to follow an unofficial check-sheet to help you stay on track, they are available on our Degrees and Certificates page, at the Fire Science/EMT front desk, or with our department advisement liaison (Darlene Vasquez).
  • I am a professional firefighter or transfer student and need to have professional training or transfer credits evaluated. Where do I find more information?
    Information can be found on the Degrees & Certificates page. To initiate a credit by evaluation, course substitution, or credit by examination, you will need to pick up forms from the Fire Science/EMT department located at the Down Town Center, 145 N. Centennial Way, 4th Floor, Mesa, AZ 85201.
  • Does MCC offer an Paramedic training program?
    Yes. Please visit our EMT page for more information.
  • How do I register for an EMT-basic class (EMT104)?
    Registration is restricted to students who have department permission. You may   download an EMT application on the EMT page . You may also pick one up at the Fire Science/EMT front desk at the Down Town Center. In order to qualify for registration, you must complete all required prerequisites, and bring copies of all required documentation along with your completed packet to the Fire Science/EMT front desk at the Down Town Center for registration.
  • How do I register for the Fire Academy (FSC102)?
    Registration is restricted to students who have department permission. You may download a Fire Academy application by visiting the Forms page. You may also pick one up at the MCC  Fire Science/EMT front desk at the Down Town Center. In order to qualify for registration, you must complete all required prerequisites, and attach copies of all required documentation to your completed packet. Submit your application packet to the MCC  Fire Science/EMT front desk (Down Town Center). Upon review of your application, you will be registered of you will be given further registration instructions.
  • How do I register for Fire Science, EMT, CPR, and Emergency Management classes that are not restricted to department permission? How do I register for a restricted class once I have been given permission to register?
    Any MCC registration technician can help you register for classes that are not restricted to department permission. You can also register online at My.maricopa or register via phone at 480-461-7400. If you are trying to register for a restricted class and you have a permission number assigned by the department or instructor, please register using your permission number at My.maricopa. If you have not been assigned a permission number, but you received a signed authorization letter or official add form from the appropriate department representative, you may take the authorization to any registration technician and register for the class in person. Registration technicians are located at the Down Town Center.