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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Services Certificate

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Total Credits: 16

Major Number: 5801
CIP Code: 43.0203

Program Description

This certificate provides recognition to the student who has completed ten credits in the basic firefighter training series. With six additional elective credits, an entry level firefighter will receive acknowledgement that he/she is fully capable of providing emergency services. Additionally, this certificate fits into the Public Safety Associate in Applied Science Degree as a specialty track.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

FRTA 1091  and FRTA 1092  require fire gear to use in training. You must have full NFPA compliant turnout, NFPA compliant SCBA, SCBA Fit Test and current respirator medical evaluation. Local Fire Chiefs may have the authority to supplement compliant turnout. If you are not affiliated with a fire department and need turnout gear, please contact Steve Shapira for gear leasing options and information regarding cost.

Program Requirements

Career/Occupational Requirements

Total Credits: 10

Total Credits: 6

MnTC/General Education Requirements


MnTC Elective Requirements


Additional Elective Requirements


Additional Requirements


Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

FRTA 1091 , FRTA 1092  and FRTA 1095  are recommended to be taken in one semester – either Fall or Spring.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of fire service personnel.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Examine the interactions between public safety agencies and fire service personnel.
  • Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of fire service personnel.

Program Contact Information

Sara Edel 651.779.3981 Room 3563 East

Julie Swanson 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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