Fire Science

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Program Phone
480-461-6300

Department Phone
480-461-6300
firefighter-education@mesacc.edu

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

Field of Interest

Field of Interest: Behavioral Science and Human Services
Fire Science

Firefighter jobs require individuals who possess an elite mindset and physical nature. If you have an innate desire to help others and are physically fit and active, consider a career in firefighting.

The Fire Science program will train you for a potential career in the fire service industry and prepare you for state and national certifications, including the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification, Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), and Firefighter I and II certifications. You’ll gain the skills and broad knowledge needed to serve as an effective firefighter working in a team environment. Qualified instructors will explain theories of fire behavior and methods of fire control and prevention. They will also teach you how to properly use personal firefighting safety gear and firefighting equipment. You’ll master the physical tasks of the job and learn how to mitigate the hazards inherent in firefighting.

If you’re ready to pursue a unique career in this much-needed field, make it happen today and enroll in the Fire Science program.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Fire Science program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Driver Operator
Certificate of Completion CCL Firefighter Operations
Certificate of Completion CCL Non-Sworn Fire Service Professional

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Fire Science program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fire Science
Associate in Applied Science AAS Fire Service Management

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Fire Science program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

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