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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 2019-2020 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:


10-503-100

5 credits


Take both of the following courses:

10-531-102

2 credits


10-531-103

3 credits


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

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Fire Service Jobs

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    15
    Tuition
    $2047.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $429.85
    Other Costs
    $260.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $2737.35
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 32 28 28
    Number of Surveys Sent 32 27 28
    Number of Surveys Returned 23 23 21
    Percent of Surveys Returned 71.90% 85.20% 75.00%
    Available for Employment 7 9 8
    Percent Available for Employment 43.80% 69.20% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 16 14 13
    Percent Not in Labor Market 100.00% 107.70% 162.50%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 6 9 8
    Percent of Graduates Employed 85.70% 100.00% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 2 5 8
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 33.30% 55.60% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 4 4 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 66.70% 44.40% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 0 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 14.30% 0.00% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.8 3.8 3.5
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 10 12 8
    Very Satisfied 8 9 4
    Percent Very Satisfied 80.00% 75.00% 50.00%
    Satisfied 2 3 4
    Percent Satisfied 20.00% 25.00% 50.00%
    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

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 23 23 21
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 9 3
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 17.40% 39.10% 14.30%
    Career Change 4 2 3
    Percent Career Change 17.40% 8.70% 14.30%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 0 0 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 0.00% 0.00% 4.80%
    Preparation for Further Education 15 11 13
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 65.20% 47.80% 61.90%
    Personal Interest 0 1 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 4.30% 4.80%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 6 9 8
    Before Enrollment 3 2 1
    Percent Before Enrollment 50.00% 22.20% 12.50%
    While Attending the College 2 5 4
    Percent While Attending the College 33.30% 55.60% 50.00%
    After Training at the College 1 2 3
    Percent After Training at the College 16.70% 22.20% 37.50%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 6 9 8
    In College District 6 8 7
    Percent In College District 100.00% 88.90% 87.50%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 1 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 11.10% 12.50%
    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 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 2 3 3
    Average Monthly Wage $1,849 $1,870 $2,065
    Average Hourly Wage $10.75 $10.87 $12.01
    Average Work Hours per Week 77.5 48.3 40
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 0 3
    Average Hourly Wage $22.98
    Average Work Hours per Week 30 17.5
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    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: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    City of Fitchburg Fire Dept Firefighter Fitchburg
    Concourse Hotel Front Office Supervisor
    DeForest Area Fire & EMS Firefighter/EMT DeForest
    Milwaukee Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Milwaukee
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Intern Mount Horeb
    Oregon Area Fire & EMS District Firefighter/EMT Oregon
    Summit Companies Pipefitter

    * - 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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