Get Started in the Fire Academy Program at CMC

Fire Academy students at Colorado Mountain College prepare for a training drill.If you have any questions about getting started in the Fire Academy Program, contact an advisor at the CMC Leadville Campus or CMC’s Edwards Campus.

You must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics as a part of acceptance into this firefighting program. Your proficiency may affect the sequence of courses in which you can enroll and may also extend the time required to complete this program.

This program has certain physical and academic standards (pdf) which you will be required to meet before you are admitted to the program. Students accepted into the college’s vocational programs must be physically, mentally, and emotionally self-supportive with reasonable accommodations. If there is a concern about meeting the physical and academic standard, students need to contact the Disability Services Coordinator who will determine the student’s ability to participate in this program.

Graduates of Firefighting Academy will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy I. Graduates of the advanced program will receive a Certificate of Occupational Proficiency in Fire Academy II.
For more information you can contact our Admissions staff at:

Colorado Mountain College
802 Grand Ave.

Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(970) 945-8691
(800) 621-8559, toll free