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Firefighter Academy

Become a Firefighter at MVC

Being a firefighter means you'll save lives, help maintain order during emergencies, and make your community a safer place. Firefighters are quick thinkers and decision makers, are leaders, and are valiant risk-takers in the pursuit of minimizing the impact of fire-related disasters.

At MVC, the Firefighter Academy prepares you to step into a career upon graduation.

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Programs of Study

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    Associate Degree
  • T
    Transfer Degree
  • C
    Credit Certificate
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  • Limited Enrollment
    Limited Enrollment
  • Online Options Available
    Online Options

Firefighter Academy

Associate of Science and Certificate

  • A
  • C
  • Limited Enrollment

The Firefighter Academy program provides students with the educational requirements to be a Firefighter I by meeting the California State Fire Training and National Fire Protection Association standards. This program is part of the California State Fire Marshal's Office Accredited Regional Training Program.

Students will participate in practical, hands on training exercises, physical conditioning, and theoretical learning. 

Enrollment in this program is limited to students that meet eligibility requirements and complete the program application.

Program Code



23 Units

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Why attend the MVC fire academy?

MVC's Fire Academy is fully accredited through the California State Fire Marshal's office. Students are prepared to receive their State of California Firefighter I certificate, and all college credits earned can be put toward an associate degree. Plus, by completing the academy, you'll also earn numerous certificates for fire service topics, such as Fire Control, Incident Command Systems, Hazardous Materials, Terrorism, Rescue and CAL FIRE Basic.

What You'll Learn

  • You'll be able to perform skills that meet National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for firefighter and California State Fire Marshal Standards for Firefighter 1.
  • You'll be able to demonstrate written and verbal communications skills required for entry-level firefighter positions.
  • You'll have the ability to analyze emergency and hazardous conditions that are inherent to the firefighting profession.

Why choose MVC?

Moreno Valley College's School of Public Safety offers some of the region's largest public safety education and training programs at the Ben Clark campus.

Ben Clark and the Fire Technology Program is the result of a partnership between MVC, the California Department of Forestry & Fire Protection, and the Riverside County Fire Department.