Firefighter Operations Certificate

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

IHE Certificate of Completion

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Fire Science/Fire-fighting. 430203


Program Synopsis Firefighting Operations Certificate

Course Objective:
Description:  The Firefighter Operations Certificate of Completion is designed to prepare future firefighters for a career in the fire service. The program curriculum and course of instruction will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to effectively perform the essential functions of an entry level firefighter. Upon successful completion of FSC140 Firefighter I and II and FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations, students sit for the State proctored written and practical skills examinations; successful students will be awarded State of Arizona certification through the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence Fire Service Accreditation.

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, state certification):
Tuition (In-State) 16 x $75 = $ 1,200
Tuition (Out of State) 16 x $150 = $ 2,400

Pre-Degree Requirements: (Before applying to the program, students need to have completed the following):
* EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician or EMT Certificate must be completed prior to acceptance to the program.
* FSC129 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
* FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters
* Complete the above OR Program Director consent 

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
* Wildland Fire Fighter (Joseph D. Lowe)
* Fundamentals of Fire Fighter Skills (National Fire Protection Association)
Pre-Degree Books:
* Emergency Care and Transportation of the sick and Injured (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons)

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: None
Other requirements needed: None

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

: (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: Yes.
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence Fire Service Accreditation
Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: Yes.
Career Pathway: Courses completed apply towards a Fire Science Technology A.A.S. degree. Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes. HLC accredited courses are recognized by other educational institutions.
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: Higher Learning Commission; . IFSAC; .

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA. Not Tracked at this time. Not tracked


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Signal Peak Campus

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Type of Attainment:

Certificate; AZCFSE Certification

Name of Credential

Firefighter Operations Certificate

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Pell Grant; Scholarship

Refund Policy

See Synopsis.

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


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)

$500.00 May increase if Prerequisites are required.

Testing/Exam Fees


In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


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

$100.00 May increase if Prerequisites are required.

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

$20.64 per hour
Required Certification: AZCFSE

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Feb 12, 2024


Aug 28, 2014


Jul 19, 2020

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