Certified Firefighter

Certified Firefighter

Certificate Description

Application Deadline: July 2018

Firefighters are highly skilled, adventurous, and heroic. This hands-on program prepares students to obtain employment in one of the most rewarding fields out there.

Certified and highly trained instructors provide instruction that goes far beyond the textbook. This program utilizes a state-of-the-art Fire Training Center, providing real world experiences that prove to be the highlight of the program!

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Students must:

  • Be 18 years of age at the time of certification
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Not have serious medical or psychological problems that would limit the ability to perform strenuous and stressful job duties
  • Have good work ethics

The physical strength and endurance demands associated with training and on-the-job use of current firefighting equipment for essential firefighting operations include lifting, carrying, and pulling of objects; climbing; crawling; running; and hoisting. Physical agility requires upper body strength, aerobic conditioning, and flexibility. Students will be exposed to dark rooms, confined spaces, and extreme heat and cold. An application for this program is required.

PRE-ADMISSION CHECKLIST
FIRE1001 (Introduction to Firefighting)

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Demonstrate English/ Math competency

NOTE:  ACT or SAT reports and/or college grades may not be older than 10 years, unless a student has completed a degree.

  • Minimum English competency (one of the following):
    • Accuplacer Reading (Fire) – 58%ile
    • ACT Composite (Fire) – 19
    • ACT English (Fire) – 19
    • ACT Reading (Fire) 19
    • SAT English (Fire) – 500
    • Language Expression – 66%ile
    • Language Mechanics – 62%ile
    • Completion of ENG 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better
  • Minimum Math competency (one of the following):
    • Accuplacer Math (Fire) – 40%
    • ACT Math (Fire) – 17
    • SAT Math (Fire) – 450
    • Completion of MATH 0990 or higher with a grade of C+ or better

PRE-ADMISSION CHECKLIST
FIRE2501 (Recruit Candidate Academy)

  • Pass Doctor’s Physical within 6 months of class start – Attach Firefighter Candidate Physical Form Provided
  • Pass a physical fitness requirement consisting of 1.5 mile run (less than 15 mins.), push-ups (25 in one minute), and sit-ups (25 in one minute)
  • Provide evidence of health insurance during RCA – Provide Evidence of Insurance
  • Copy of EMS Card, EMS Certification, or Waiver Form Provided
  • Valid Driver’s License

If you have questions about these requirements, please contact Heath at 801-910-0561.

Other recommended courses for employment: EMT- Basic, EMT-Intermediate, Wildland Firefighter I.

Download RCA Application Checklist

 

Employment Outlook

Every year, fires and other emergencies take thousands of lives and destroy property worth billions of dollars. In addition to putting out fires, climbing ladders, and carrying hoses, firefighters typically treat victims and perform other vital life-saving or civil service functions while working in teams. This field offers many opportunities for advancement, including fire inspector, investigator, hazardous materials or rescue specialists, captain, etc. Due to the nature of the work, this is a career that will always need skilled and qualified workers.

When Can I Start?

When your pre-admission requirements are met and your application is approved, courses begin in July.

Is Financial Aid available for this specialization?

No

Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due upfront?

Students can be set up on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$4,056 not including math and English. This includes EMT and most books and supplies. Expenses are not incurred at one time - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: No

Estimated Monthly Payment:

Half down upfront with the remaining balance divided into 4 monthly payments of $385 which covers tuition and fees only

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.
Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - West

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
28 weeks of instruction (about 12 months in total length)
Hours per Week
N/A
Certificate Availability
High School Students
Not approved to attend

Adult Students
Classes begin July 2018 Classes are held Tues, Wed, Thur from 4 - 10 pm, & Sat from 8 - 5 pm

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016