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.
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.
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.
|Certificate of Completion||CCL||Driver Operator||Pathway Map|
|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||Pathway Map|
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.
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations Track II Paramedicine||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations Track III Emergency Management||Pathway Map|
|Associate in Applied Science||AAS||Emergency Response and Operations - Track III: Emergency Management||see an advisor|
The Firefighter program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics||$36,780|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||$67,740|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||$111,720|
|Managers, All Other||$93,690|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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.
Meet with an Advisor
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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan 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. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.