Firefighter Basic Certificate

About Firefighter Basic Certificate

The Firefighter Basic Certificate prepares individuals who are affiliated with a fire department to sit for the Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) Firefighter II Exam. Earn your certificate as you focus on the knowledge and skills required for fire suppression activities.

Total Costs of Firefighter Basic Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,301

Credit Hours to Complete: 15

Weeks to Complete: 32

What you need to know about getting your Firefighter Basic Certificate (CIP 43.0203)

Total Firefighter Basic Certificate Costs
in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,673 $5,672 $7,052 $7,052
Additional Costs $628 $628 $628 $628
Program Total $2,301 $6,300 $7,680 $7,680

What makes MCC's Firefighter Basic Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

In addition to the Firefighter Basic Certificate, we offer:

What careers are available to someone with a an Firefighter Basic Certificate

Occupations that Firefighter Basic Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Firefighters 33-2011
Fire Inspectors and Investigators 33-2021
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 33-2022

What job opportunities are available to someone with a Firefighter Basic Certificate?

  • Entry-level fire service positions

How will MCC's Firefighter Basic Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • This certificate covers all of the subject areas outlined in NFPA 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications - Level I. It also meets the requirements needed to take the Office of the State Fire Marshal Certification Exam for Firefighter Basic.
  • Network as you learn through field experience(internships).

By the Numbers:

  • Salary Ranges
    • Firefighter $31,180 to $58,440
    • Firefighter/EMT $32,180 to $59,440
    • Firefighter/Paramedic $33,180 to $60,440
  • Job Outlook: The employment of firefighters is expected to grow by 19% between 2008 and 2018. This is faster than the average for most occupations. Most job growth will stem from retirements and volunteer firefighter positions being converted to paid positions.

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.