Firefighter I Basic Training Academy Certificate of Achievement

The objective of this certificate is to develop the skills required for Firefighter I Certification and to develop the teamwork skills, attitudes and public service commitment necessary for employment in the fire service. Completion of this certificate may lead to entry-level employment as a firefighter in the public or private sectors. The Firefighter I Basic Training Academy is approved by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office as an Accredited Regional Training Program (ARTP).

Admission: Open to all students who have completed the prerequisite courses. Registration is limited to class size restrictions. Contact the Fire Technology program for application materials.

Major/Program Requirements

Candidates must successfully complete a minimum of (18) eighteen units of prescribed coursework. A minimum grade of "C" must be maintained in all required coursework to remain in the Fire Academy and to receive the Firefighter I Basic Training Academy Certificate. NOTE: A "C" or better in these courses is considered to be 80% or higher.


FIRET 100Fire Protection Organization


FIRET 101Fire Prevention Technology


EMT-I Emergency Medical Technician I certification. (Applicants must provide current National Registry card
or local EMSA card.)

Completion of either a "CPAT" (Candidate Physical Ability Test) or the Biddle Physical Agility Test within four months prior to the first day of the academy.

Completed Medical Clearance for Firefighters.

Recommended Courses:

ENGL 101 or ENGL 101HFreshman Composition


Required Courses:

FIRET 049 or KIN/F 049Basic Firefighter Physical Fitness


FIRET 115Firefighter I Basic Training Academy


Total Credit Hours: 18.00


A student receiving a certificate in this field will be able to:

  • Participate successfully in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Develop effective interpersonal communication skills.
  • Solve problems and makes decisions inherent to the profession.