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1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

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Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Fire Service Certification

Less Than One Year Technical Diploma

Program number: 305032

Overview

The Fire Service Certification includes 200 hours of firefighting training that prepares you for the State of Wisconsin Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 certification examinations. Successful completion of the EMT program will also provide you with a diploma in Fire Service Certification.

Program Details

Students in the Fire Academy can attend part time.

Academy classes are offered in two formats:

  • Three days a week during the day
  • In the evenings and one weekend a month

Fire Service Certification classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

Admission

To Apply

  1. Register for a Fire Academy section via your student account.
  2. Register for the EMT portion by following the instructions on the admission tab on the EMT program page.

You must complete both EMT and Fire Academy to earn the diploma. You do not need to take them during the same semester.

After Enrollment

You will receive a letter with additional instructions including equipment and book requirements.

 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Courses

Choose from one of the two following Fire Recruit Academy courses:



Take both of the following courses:



Careers

Fire Service Certification graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field including:

  • Firefighter
  • EMT

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Fire Protection Technician
  • Fire Protection Systems Installer
  • Industrial Safety Technician
  • Property Risk Management Specialist
  • Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection Equipment Sales Manager
  • Industrial Safety Manager
  • Municipal Safety Manager
  • Property Loss/Risk Management Supervisor
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Officer

Conservation Warden Jobs

Fire Service Jobs

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    15
    Tuition
    $2013.00
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $426.25
    Other Costs
    $260.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $2699.25
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 31 32 28
    Number of Surveys Sent 31 32 27
    Number of Surveys Returned 23 23 23
    Percent of Surveys Returned 74.20% 71.90% 85.20%
    Available for Employment 4 7 9
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 43.80% 69.20%
    Not in Labor Market 19 16 14
    Percent Not in Labor Market 475.00% 100.00% 107.70%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 3 6 9
    Percent of Graduates Employed 75.00% 85.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 2 2 5
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 66.70% 33.30% 55.60%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 4 4
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 33.30% 66.70% 44.40%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 25.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.8 3.8 3.8
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 4 10 12
    Very Satisfied 3 8 9
    Percent Very Satisfied 75.00% 80.00% 75.00%
    Satisfied 1 2 3
    Percent Satisfied 25.00% 20.00% 25.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 23 23 23
    Preparation for Getting a Job 2 4 9
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 8.70% 17.40% 39.10%
    Career Change 0 4 2
    Percent Career Change 0.00% 17.40% 8.70%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 0
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 4.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 19 15 11
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 82.60% 65.20% 47.80%
    Personal Interest 1 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 4.30% 0.00% 4.30%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 6 9
    Before Enrollment 2 3 2
    Percent Before Enrollment 66.70% 50.00% 22.20%
    While Attending the College 0 2 5
    Percent While Attending the College 0.00% 33.30% 55.60%
    After Training at the College 1 1 2
    Percent After Training at the College 33.30% 16.70% 22.20%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 3 6 9
    In College District 3 6 8
    Percent In College District 100.00% 100.00% 88.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 0 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 11.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 2 3
    Average Monthly Wage $398 $1,849 $1,870
    Average Hourly Wage $2.31 $10.75 $10.87
    Average Work Hours per Week 57.5 77.5 48.3
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 0
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week 30
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open
    Number of Part Time Positions Open
    Total Jobs
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Madison Town Building Inspection Firefighter
    Monona Fire Dept Firefighter/Emergency Medical Responder Monona
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Intern Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician Mount Horeb
    Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Intern Oregon
    Verona Fire Dept Firefighter Verona

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

The Fire Recruit Academy prepares you to test for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification.

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