Today’s fire fighter has a wide range of responsibilities, from fighting fires and rescuing victims, to salvaging building contents and providing medical services at the scene of a traffic accident or other emergency. Schoolcraft offers three educational options to help students become part of this field.
Our certificate program provides career training for fire protection technicians. It is designed for students who are currently employed by fire departments recognized by the Michigan Fire Marshal and volunteer in recognized fire districts or are currently seeking employment. The program works in cooperation with the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council and can prepare you to take the state exam for certification as an entry-level fire fighter.
The fire technology associate in applied science degree is geared towards students wishing to attend part-time and combines lectures and hands-on activities that prepare them to respond in a variety of emergencies.
Our fire technology with academy degree program contains the same courses, but is designed for students who want to attend Schoolcraft full-time.
All programs enable students to participate in courses that utilize Schoolcraft’s state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex. It includes a four-story burn tower that simulates a variety of firefighting and rescue situations, including highangle approaches.
Credits may also transfer toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.