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Fire Academy I & II at Colorado Mountain College

Fire Academy training at CMC prepares students for some of the most dynamic jobs in the country

Colorado Mountain College Fire Academy students train in Ewards, CO.Fire Academy I

For students searching for a Colorado fire academy, CMC’s Fire Academy I program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete and successfully apply for entry-level fire service positions. Students will learn basic skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.

Fire Academy II 

For firefighters searching for a Colorado fire academy, the Fire Academy II program is designed to advance fire fighters to the next level in the fire service. Students will learn new skills at the Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Technician levels. Completion of Fire Academy I, or its equivalent is required.


Program at a Glance

Degree: Fire Academy I (Cert), Fire Academy II (Cert)

Locations: Edwards, Rifle (Fire Academy I), Leadville

Cost: $57/credit-hour (in-district), $317/credit-hour (out-of-state)
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What will I learn?


Fire Academy I

This curriculum includes classes included in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I.

Fire Academy II

This curriculum includes classes included in the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology and credits may be applied toward that degree. Graduates of the program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy II.

What classes will I take?

icon_link.gif Fire Academy I Certificate (online catalog)

icon_link.gif Fire Academy II Certificate (online catalog)

Where can I go from here?


Fire Academy I

This certificate program prepares students for the entry level in the fire service. Students learn the entry-level skills necessary to respond to emergencies in their communities. These include medical, fire-related, and hazardous materials incidents.

Fire Academy II

This certificate program is intended to advance fire fighters to the next level in the fire service. Students will learn new skills at the Fire Fighter II and Hazardous Materials Technician levels.

How much is tuition?

Don’t go deep into debt. Find your affordable education here! Colorado Mountain College tuition is one of the lowest in Colorado, and is lower than in-state tuition in many other states. See more tuition information and net price calculators.

Tuition Rates for this program

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
In-District $57 $855
In-State $100.50 $1,507.50
Out-of-State $317 $4,755

Special Tuition Rates at CMC

You may qualify for a significant tuition discount at Colorado Mountain College.

Status 100-200 Courses
per Credit Hour
100-200 Courses
per Semester*
Vets & Military Families $57 $855
CMC Service Area $97 $1,455
Western States (WUE) $150.75 $1,586.25