The Miramar College Fire Academy consists of twelve courses taken together in a cohort model. Below is the list of courses that meet the requirements for the State Fire Academy and Cal Fire Basic Academy. These courses are "bundled" together in a full-time option (Fall or Spring Semester) and a part-time option Fall and Spring Semesters. Interested students will apply to the Fire Academy. The Fall Full-time and Part-time Applications are available each November. The Application for the Spring Full-time Application is available the month of November. When student demand is greater that (40) applicants, a lottery system is used to determine enrollment. There is only ONE part-time academy offered annually.
The application for the Spring 2021 Fire Academy is NOW closed. The next application period is for both the Full-Time Fall of 2021 and Part-Time Firefighter 1 Academies and CAL FIRE Basic Academy courses will be the month of June 2021. The courses will start Fall of 2021. Please complete the Student Interest Form for future information and application announcements.
Students who complete the required Fire Academy Training are eligible to participate in the FIPT 381G Skills Review and Certification exam to meet Firefighter I Exam requirements for State Fire Training. Students who successfully complete the requirements for the SFT Firefighter I Exam are eligible for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) Seal.
Please review the student fees associated with the Fire Academy. Student fees include the costs of Tuition, Books, Uniforms, State Fire Training Certifications, Equipment Rental and misc academy needs. Please review the cost sheet for both the Fire Academy and CAL FIRE Basic Academy. Fire Academy Cost Sheet