Professional Firefighter

Undergraduate Certificate in Fire Technology: Professional Firefighter 
Program Length: 24 weeks

This program has not passed standards established by the U.S. Department of Education. The Department based these standards on the amounts students borrow for enrollment in this program and their reported earnings. If in the future the program does not pass the standards, students who are then enrolled may not be able to use federal student grants or loans to pay for the program, and may have to find other ways, such as private loans, to pay for the program.

Students graduating on time

Forty percent of Title IV students complete the program within 24 weeks. *Fewer than 10 students enrolled in this program. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Program Costs*

$1,022 for in-state tuition and fees

$5,705 for out-of-state tuition and fees

$832 for books and supplies

 

Other Costs For this Program

Optional fees: $132 ($66/semester)

Optional fees include:

College Service Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Student Technology Fee - $8.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

Parking Permit - $50.00 in Fall and Spring semesters

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*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion.
Note that this information is subject to change.

Students Borrowing Money

The typical graduate leaves with

N/A* in debt

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The typical monthly loan payment

N/A* per month in student loans with an interest rate of N/A*.

*Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

*This institution has appealed the earnings data for this program.

Graduates who got jobs

N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the state job placement rate. 

State Information

Name of the state this placement rate is calculated for:

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What types of jobs were these students placed in?

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When were the former students employed?

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How were completers tracked?

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required. N/A*of program graduates got jobs according to the accreditor job placement rate.

Accreditor Information

Name of the accrediting agency this placement rate is calculated for:

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What types of jobs were these students placed in?

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When were the former students employed?

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How were completers tracked?

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*Program does not have enough completers to calculate a placement rate as required.

N/A* of program graduates got jobs

*We are not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.

Related employment fields:

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

Municipal Firefighters

Fire Inspectors

Fire Investigators

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Licensure Requirements

Program meets licensure requirements in:

StateA, StateB, StateC

Program does not meet licensure requirements in:

StateD, StateE

Program qualifies students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateF

Program does not qualify students to sit for licensure exam in:

StateG, StateH

The following do not have licensure requirements for this profession:

California

*State requires students to sit for licensure exam

*Program has no licensure requirements in any state.

 

Additional Program Information

The fire technology degree and certificate programs are designed to (1) prepare interested students for careers in public or private fire service, (2) provide existing fire service personnel with continuing in-service training in skills applicable to their present position, (3) provide existing fire service personnel with upgraded skills needed to avail themselves of promotional opportunities, and (4) for college transfer students pursuing a higher education degree in fire protection administration and technology. 

Total units for the certificate: 21-24

Upon the successful completion of this certificate, you should be able to:

1. Demonstrate preparedness for careers in fire technology within California communities.

2. Analyze the elements of firefighter safety and survival; differentiate fire prevention, firefighting and the types of fire apparatus.

3. Demonstrate the ability to analyze, appraise, and evaluate fire and emergency incidents and identify components of emergency management and firefighter safety.

The fire technology: professional firefighter certificate program is offered by Chaffey College's public service, culture and society academic and career community. For more information, visit the public service, culture and society page

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