Today’s fire fighter has a wide range of responsibilities, from fighting fires and rescuing victims, to salvaging building contents, providing medical services, and having an awareness of leaderships role in tactics and strategies as well as fire service administration. Schoolcraft offers three educational options to help students become part of this field.
Our certificate program provides career training for entry level fire fighters. It is designed for students who are currently entry level, volunteer or paid-on-call employees of a recognized Michigan fire department or are currently seeking employment as such. 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 Fighter Technology associate in applied science degree combines lectures and hands-on activities that prepare the student to respond in a variety of emergencies. Our Fire Fighter Technology degree program is available to students wishing to attend part-time or full-time.
The Fire and Emergency Services associate in applied science degree will expose students to the broader spectrum of the fire and emergency services in the post-9/11 world. Students will learn the core traditional fire service information along with the newer emergency services, emergency management and homeland security components common in the industry today.
Most 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 high-angle approaches. Credits may also transfer toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university.