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Fire Science Academy Track


Pima’s Fire Academy can provide you with the key to an exciting career in fire service. 

The Certificate program follows the training curricula set by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001 and is approved by the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence (ACFSE). In this program, you will learn the essential skills needed to work in the fire industry. 

This program meets Arizona certification requirements for Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials First Responder, and Wildland Firefighter.  

This certificate program follows the National Fire Protection Association’s curriculum. The curriculum is approved by the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence.

Conditional Enrollment Program: You will be eligible to enroll in FSC courses once you have completed the requirements listed in Program Admission and the Department has authorized your enrollment. See the program director or advisor for more information.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


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Contact Information

Division of Workforce and Continuing Education
Dean: 520.206.4587
Program Advisor: 520.206.7464


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Firefighter $40,456
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $57,658

Academic Options

Continue your studies by taking classes toward an AAS in Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE).

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