Firefighter Basic Certificate

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.

Contact (815) 455-8690 with specific questions about this program.

(in-district) Total Amount: $2,449.75

Credit Hours to Complete: 15

Weeks to Complete: 16

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What you need to know about getting your Firefighter Basic Certificate (CIP 43.0203)

Total Firefighter Basic Certificate Costs
Cost in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $1,822.5 $4,937.25 $6,940.95 $6,940.95
Additional Costs $627.25 $627.25 $627.25 $627.25
Program Total $2,449.75 $5,564.5 $7,568.2 $7,568.2

What makes MCC's Firefighter Basic Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

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).

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Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).

Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.

Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.

Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.

See additional information about international student costs.