Fire Science Certificate - Public Safety Careers

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Community college certification

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours, Weekends

Instructional Program (CIP)

Fire Science/Fire-fighting. 430203


Location: PCC-29th Street Coalition, Tucson, AZ,

For Program Information Contact: 520-206-7464

A. Course Objective:
Description: Gain firefighting, hazardous materials and wildland firefighting skills. This program meets Arizona certification requirements for Firefighter I and II, and will enable students to achieve International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification as a Hazmat First Responder

Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Fire Science Academy Track certificate program, the learner will be able to:
• To obtain AZ Center for Fire Service Excellence (FF I AZCFSE) certification
• To obtain AZ Center for Fire Service Excellence (FF II AZCFSE) certification
• To obtain Bureau of Land Management Wildland Fire Fighter certification
• To obtain Hazardous Materials First Responder certification
• To obtain Ropes I certification

B. Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure):

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact program: 520-206-7464

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
For information contact program: 520-206-7464

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:  Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program: safety/fire-science/fire-science-cert.html

G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: Fingerprinting and criminal background information may be a part of many state and federal licensing and certification processes.
• Other requirements needed: For acceptance Into PCC Fire Academy you will need provide documentation of being 18 years old, a medical evaluation and attend a program orientation

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

I. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)

• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: No,
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes,
Career Pathway: Continue studies by taking classes toward an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science

• Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Training is recognized in other geographic areas.

• Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes,
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence

J. Credential Attainment Rate: 97 % of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Pima Community College/Community Campus,Tucson,AZ

Local WIB

6 - Pima County Workforce Investment Board

Type of Attainment:

Certificate, sit for FireFighter I & II State test

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,213.00 Books

In-State/District Tuition

$2,253.00 In-State Tuition

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$8,946.50 Out-of-State Tuition

Registration Fee

$189.50 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$1,093.00 Supplies, Lab Fees, Medical Exam

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

$12.89 per hour
Required Certification: EMT Basic, Firefighter 1 & Firefighter II, AAS Deg

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Jun 23, 2022


Jan 17, 2013


Apr 22, 2022