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

Successful completion of either a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test. Results are valid for one year from the time of the test and must remain valid through the graduation date of your 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.