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 Cost of Firefighter Basic Certificate
(in-district) Total Amount: $1,906.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 15
Semesters to Complete: 2
What makes MCC's Firefighter Basic Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?
- According to FireScienceOnline, out of fire science programs at more than 900 colleges and universities throughout the country, MCC is one of 10 Illinois community colleges ranked in the top 90 as offering high quality education and training at affordable prices and great returns-on-investment.
In addition to the Firefighter Basic Certificate, we offer:
- Fire Science AAS
- Fire Officer I Certificate
- Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic AAS
- Emergency Medical Technician - Ambulance Certificate
- Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Certificate
What you need to know about getting your Firefighter Basic Certificate (CIP 43.0203)
|Additional Firefighter Basic Certificate Costs||$466.00||$466.00||$466.00||$466.00|
What job opportunities are available to someone with a Firefighter Basic Certificate?
- Entry level fire service positions
|Occupation and Occupational Profile Link||SOC Code|
|Fire Inspectors and Investigators||33-2021|
|Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists||33-2022|
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: 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.
What have graduates gone on to do?
Outside of the Classroom
- National Fire Protection Association
- Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
- Illinois Fire Service Institute
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