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Fire Technology Certificate

Take Classes Online or in Person

As a nationally-ranked community college, Mt. SAC offers students the full college experience without the full college debt. The Fire Technology certificate program prepares students for entry-level employment in fire protection and related fields. 

Quality Coursework 

The Fire Technology certificate is eight courses, and as little as 24 units. The courses provide students a thorough introduction to the field of fire science. Students  learn from industry-experienced faculty. The program includes six required courses and a choice of two fire technology classes (or the basic fire academy).  The required courses can be taken in person or conveniently online. Learn more in the Academic Catalog.  

Great Career Prospects

The certificate prepares students to become a firefighter or to seek employment in fire protection and other related fields in federal, state, local and private fire protection agencies. The salary range of a firefighter in the surrounding communities is between $70,623 - $79,676. Students who go on to earn an associate degree better position themselves for positions and promotions in the field of fire science. Explore other Public Safety programs.

Affordable Cost

Many students think they can't afford college, but we make college a possibility for everyone. Mt. SAC is 1/5 the cost of CSU schools, 1/10 the cost of UC schools, and 1/30 the cost of private universities. Classes are highly affordable at just $46 a unit. Close to 75% of our students receive financial aid and pay close to nothing to attend thanks to the Promise Grant. For a detailed list of the costs to attend Mt. SAC, visit the Fees web page. 

Take the Next Step

We make the application and enrollment process as easy as possible for our students. Students must apply, take the assessment questionnaire and attend an orientation before registering. You can learn more about how to get started by clicking on the links below.

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