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Fire Protection Technology, Career Pathway certificate

Student in a firefighter uniform working on a fire truck

  • Do you want to become a firefighter?
  • Would you excel at responding to emergencies – house fires, medical emergencies, and/or traffic accidents – on a 24-hour cycle?
  • Are you interested in gaining the knowledge, skills, and ability to start a rewarding career?

The Fire Protection Technology Career Pathway is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to enter the field of fire protection technology. PCC’s program is unique because it launches you into a career in a short amount of time while preparing you to meet the state and national standards for certification.

Individualized coaching

As a Career Pathway student, you can get one-on-one support to help you access resources, services, and employment. You may also be eligible for financial support to help you with the costs of college.

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Award information

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Fire Protection TechnologyLess than 1 year

Learn more about Fire Protection and all 2 awards available »


Finish your degree

The Fire Protection Technology Career Pathway Certificate leads to additional Fire Protection degrees. Continue your education to give yourself more job opportunities and career advancement.

Is it for me?

The program is for students who:

  • Are high school graduates (or high school equivalency).
  • Have placed into at least Math 20 and Writing 115.
  • Have taken the Reading 115 prerequisite.
  • Have a current HCP CPR card.

Program cost

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Course listing for the 2023-2024 catalog year.

EMS 105EMT Part I6
EMS 106EMT Part II6
FP 101Principles of Emergency Services3
FP 111Fire Academy Part 18
FP 112Fire Academy Part 28
FP 123Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations3
Total Credits34

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