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Fire Academy


The Day Fire Academy is a classroom-based course with all curriculum and skills being completed during class. However, the curriculum is web enhanced with course materials available online through the Blackboard Learning System. Cadets are required to complete assignments and chapter tests online.

The Day Fire Academy is 16 weeks with classes meeting Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A Day Fire Academy is offered in the fall and spring semesters that coincides with COM’s regular 16-week credit schedule.

Program Details

PROGRAM LENGTH 25 total semester credit hours or approx. 4 months
Main Campus
Level One Certificate

Who Should Attend

  • You want to work in teams to mitigate emergencies 
  • You want a career filled with excitement, variety and camaraderie
  • You feel a calling to serve your community
  • You enjoy learning new physical and mental skills that require fast, well-thought-out action
  • You want a career with stability that always offers something new to learn and do 

Criminal Convictions and Eligibility for Certification

Eligibility for an occupational license may be impacted by one’s criminal history. Students with a criminal history should confer with faculty or the department chairperson. Students have a right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.

Fire Technology students are advised the reference the TCFP Standards Manual, Chapter 403, Criminal Convictions and Eligibility for Certification regarding criminal matters.

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Career Insights

Occupational summary for Firefighters

Annual Job Openings
Projected Growth
$52,500 yr
Median Salary / $29.87 hr

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Financial Resources

Our substantial financial support makes our programs more affordable than you think.

Explore our financial resources to learn how we can make your journey toward higher education more manageable.

We look forward to assisting you in meeting your educational goals!

Begin Your Journey Here

Big change starts at College of the Mainland

To enroll in the Fire Academy, prospective cadets must complete an application to become a COM student, complete a Fire Academy application, and obtain a medical physical. Registration instructions and the application and physical forms may be downloaded from the following links:

Fire Academy Application Packet

Medical Physical Form

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