Certificate of Completion in Firefighter Operations

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services


This certificate has an associated pathway map with a course sequence. We recommend using it as reference instead of the course list below.

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Firefighter Operations provides the opportunity for individuals seeking careers in the fire service to acquire minimum standard firefighting skills and prepare for state and/or national certifications, including the Firefighter I and II Certification. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Science is also available.


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Field of Interest
Behavioral Science and Human Services
Academic Plan
Firefighter Operations (CER)
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Total Credits Required
Program Notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission Criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required.

What You’ll Learn

This certificate will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Describe the basic theories of fire behavior and methods of fire control in a variety of fire operations.
  2. Demonstrate the appropriate and safe use of personal firefighting equipment.
  3. Recognize the professional and organizational structures, processes, and policies that guide fire departments.
  4. Demonstrate physical tasks, proper tool selection, and knowledge of operating procedures in accordance with the standards of the profession.
  5. Identify the hazards to health and safety related to emergency operations.
  6. Collaborate effectively with members of a team to achieve goals.
  7. Demonstrate the critical thinking, mental, and emotional skills needed to perform firefighting tasks and services.

Required Courses

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EMT104Emergency Medical Technology (10) AND
EMT104LLEmergency Medical Technology Practicum (2) OR
Arizona State EMT Certification (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-12
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder (3)
OR Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT (1) OR
Verification of CPAT completion (0)0-1
FSC102Fire Department Operations11
FSC134Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters3
FSC174Functions of Command2

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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.

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View MCCCD's curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Firefighter Operations (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=149479).

Full Award Details

First Term
2020 Fall
Final Term
Total Credits
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Occupational Area
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security
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