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Firefighter Operations

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Firefighter Operations provides the opportunity for individuals seeking careers in the fire service to acquire minimum standard firefighting skills and prepare for state and/or national certifications, including the Firefighter I and II Certification. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fire Science is also available.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2020 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Admission criteria

Formal application and admission to the program is required.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
EMT104Emergency Medical Technology (10) AND
EMT104LLEmergency Medical Technology Lab (2) OR
Arizona State EMT Certification (0) OR
Arizona State Paramedic Certification (0) OR
Permission of Program Director (0)0-12
FSC105Hazardous Materials/First Responder (3)
OR Permission of Program Director (0)0-3
FSC130Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT (1) OR
Verification of CPAT completion (0)0-1
FSC102Fire Department Operations11
FSC134Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters3
FSC174Functions of Command2
  • Describe the basic theories of fire behavior and methods of fire control in a variety of fire operations. (FSC102)
  • Demonstrate the appropriate and safe use of personal firefighting equipment. (FSC102)
  • Recognize the professional and organizational structures, processes, and policies that guide fire departments. (FSC102, FSC105, FSC174)
  • Demonstrate physical tasks, proper tool selection, and knowledge of operating procedures in accordance with the standards of the profession. (EMT104, EMT104LL, FSC102, FSC105, FSC130, FSC134, FSC174)
  • Identify the hazards to health and safety related to emergency operations. (EMT104, EMT104LL, FSC102, FSC105, FSC174)
  • Collaborate effectively with members of a team to achieve goals. (EMT104, EMT104LL, FSC102, FSC130, FSC134, FSC174)
  • Demonstrate the critical thinking, mental, and emotional skills needed to perform firefighting tasks and services. (EMT104, EMT104LL, FSC102, FSC130, FSC134, FSC174)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.