Fire Fighter Technology

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.

Did you know? Employment of fire fighters is projected to grow 7% through 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Physically fit applicants with paramedic training will have the best job prospects.

Become an OCC

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

Prospective students must meet standard OCC eligibility requirements. There is an open admissions policy, however in most cases a placement test and new student orientation must also be completed. Students should meet with a counselor before attempting this plan of study.

CAMPUSES

Programs are primarily offered on the Auburn Hills campus.

OCC's Learning Management System, D2L, is available 24 hours a day. If you need to visit one of our five conveniently located campuses, then explore our website for hours of operation, maps, and related information.

CREDENTIAL RECEIVED

OCC's Fire Fighter Technology program offers a comprehensive curriculum to help prepare you for work in the fire service.  Program graduates earn an associate in applied science.

Graduation from OCC's Fire Fighting Technology program exceeds the educational entrance requirements for the Fire Academy at Oakland Community College or other Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council (MFFTC) approved Regional Training Center's. Additional entrance requirements are available at OCC's Fire Training Institute.

DEGREE - PROGRAMS

Graduates

"OCC’s evening classes allowed me to complete my associate degree without interruption to my work schedule." - Shawn T., Commerce Twp.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Secretary
Phone: 248.232.4580

LOCATION

Auburn Hills Campus
2900 Featherstone Rd
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2845