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What Will I Learn?

Ignite your career through our stackable certificates with courses needed for employment in your local fire department, beginning with our Firefighter Certificate.

  • EMS 128: EMS First Responder
  • FIRE 111: Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations
  • FIRE 131: Firefighter I
  • FIRE 141: Firefighter II
  • EMS 131: Emergency Medical Technician

Advance your career with six core fire service courses through our Fire Administration Certificate, and then complete your Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science degree from JCCC.

You’ll get comprehensive training specifically designed to:

  • Prepare you for employment with area fire service agencies
  • Promote your professional development and deliver skills for advancement
  • Teach the latest industry principles and theory
  • Reinforce best practices in tactical operations


JCCC is accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and works in close cooperation with the Johnson County Fire Chiefs Association. Because of our partnership with the University of Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute, your JCCC credits will transfer if you choose to earn an advanced degree.

Two more excellent reasons – cost and accessibility.

  1. We’re affordable. Costs are reasonable and our campus is convenient to the metro area.
  2. We’re accessible. Our courses are taught in a shift-friendly manner through the Canvas online learning management system.

Check out our blog for job postings and more.

This is a selective admission program. See how to apply for Fire Academy

The U.S. Department of Labor compiles statistics on the careers involving fire science. You'll find information specifically related to careers in Kansas, including salary information and the job prospects.

Fire Science Learning Outcomes

Fire Science Student Achievement

Download the Fire Science Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

Money matters. JCCC is working hard to make tuition affordable for you.

Here’s what we offer:

Supplies and textbook costs vary depending on your classes.