Fire Academy Career Certificate

For Fall Term 2021, we are offering in-person, hybrid, remote and online courses.  
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Did you play with fire trucks growing up? Now you have the chance to operate real ones. Receive hands-on instruction including live-fire training, extrication, hose operation and more to fulfill your dream career. This certificate is designed to satisfy the Bureau of Fire Standards program requirements for Professional Firefighter.

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Getting Started: Fall Term 2021

June 14:  Financial Aid


Aug. 16:  Application


Aug. 23:  Classes Begin

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Why Seminole State?

  • Dedicated faculty: Faculty are "scholar-practitioners" with industry experience as well as academic credentials.  
  • Affordable tuition: Seminole State has significantly lower costs than trade schools.
  • High-tech facilities: Labs are equipped with the latest technologies that simulate real-world job conditions.  
  • Industry involvement: Our industry-focused certificate programs offer excellent connections to Central Florida employers.
  • Hands-on experience: Practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
  • Career advancement: Graduates are prepared for immediate entry into the workforce upon certificate completion.

Additional Information

Fire Academy
Type: Career Certificate
Major Code: FIRE-VC
CIP: 0743020304
Educational Pathway: FIRE-VC

Program Description

Program Admission

Available Course Course Not Offered Summer 2021
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
This program prepares the student for a career as a state certified professional firefighter. This program consists of three parts (Fire Standards Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3) and includes both Firefighter I and Firefighter II (Professional Firefighter) curriculum. The entire sequence of three courses must be completed successfully in order to be eligible to take the state exam for certification as a career firefighter.
Total Hours: 492

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Tuition and Fees*

 Seminole State
Tuition$70
Fees$14
Total per Credit Hour$84
Total per Contact Hour Rate$3

For more information on Seminole State's tuition and fees, please see the 2019-20 fee schedule.

* Tuition costs are based on program costs for in-state students according to the 2019-20 fee schedule. The cost for books, supplies and any other program-related expenses will vary by program. Financial aid may be available for qualified students. As Seminole State is a commuter college with no residence halls on its campuses, costs for room and board are not calculated.

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