Fire Fighter Technology
Oakland Community College made a significant commitment to fire service training and education in 1990 with the establishment of the Oakland Fire Training Institute. This program offers fire based degree and certificate programs as well as both initial and advanced training for the fire service.
The degree program leads to an associate in applied science degree that gives the student an educational background for employment in the fire science area and aids persons already employed to obtain credentials for promotional opportunities. Students who satisfactorily complete the program will exhibit competency in fire safety, building construction, fire administration, hydraulics, legal issues in the fire service, hazardous materials, fire protection systems, and the modern threats and integration of homeland security considerations.
The Certificate of Achievement is a validation of employability of students with specific work-related skills. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement must have completed the specified courses identified within the academic program section of the catalog with an overall 2.00 grade point average and a minimum of 10 credit hours at OCC.
Students who have successfully completed their State of Michigan Fire Fighter I and II certifications will be granted credit for FFT 1510, FFT 1520, FFT 1540, EMS 1200, and PER 1590.