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Fire Science

Program Overview

Firefighter jobs require individuals who possess an elite mindset and physical nature. If you have an innate desire to help others and are physically fit and active, consider a career in firefighting.

The Fire Science program will train you for a potential career in the fire service industry and prepare you for state and national certifications, including the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification, Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT), and Firefighter I and II certifications. You’ll gain the skills and broad knowledge needed to serve as an effective firefighter working in a team environment. Qualified instructors will explain theories of fire behavior and methods of fire control and prevention. They will also teach you how to properly use personal firefighting safety gear and firefighting equipment. You’ll master the physical tasks of the job and learn how to mitigate the hazards inherent in firefighting.

If you’re ready to pursue a unique career in this much-needed field, make it happen today and enroll in the Fire Science program.

Students at any Maricopa Community College may need to complete courses at more than one of our colleges.

Why Paradise Valley Community College?

If you are looking to become a paramedic and thrive in an exciting medical career, Paradise Valley Community College’s Paramedicine Education Program ensures you meet your goals!

Our highly-sought after program employs dedicated, nationally recognized faculty who contribute regularly to EMS education and research at the college, state and national levels. From fire services and EMS to clinical and hospital services, our instructors are second to none bringing innovative, creative and inspiring real-life experiences from the field into our classrooms. One PVCC instructor, in particular, is one of only three national registry paramedic psychomotor examination coordinators in the state. Learning and educating is designed to be an active event, utilizing cutting-edge instructional methods to emphasize the integration of knowledge into hands-on skills and patient simulations.

With one of the most reputable programs in the country, PVCC’s Paramedicine program has great success helping students achieve and obtain their national and state paramedic certifications. Many of our graduates go on to join elite teams of medical professionals that define excellence in patient care.