Program Content: Successful completion of this program equips students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to be a member of the Florida Fire service team as a career firefighter. Students are qualified and prepared to pass the Florida Firefighter licensure examination.
1. Apply to Manatee Technical College here: https://manateetech.edu/apply-now
2. Attend a program information session. Call 941.752.8100, for more information.
Length of Program: Day: 492 clock hours – approximately 4 months Evening: 492 clock hours – approximately 7.5 months part-time
Dual Enrollment Available: Yes
Articulation: May be available towards credits at Florida public colleges/universities. Speak with a Career Counselor for more information.
Download State of Florida Frameworks Sheet: Firefighter
Required Books and Materials: Bookstore Page
Latest Employment Trends: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Regional Labor Supply Dashboard
Possible Careers and Outlook
Estimated Total: $4,400*
*An additional fee for a uniform, books, supplies, and various materials is required. Fees for certifications and/or licensure may or may not be required. The price is for in-state tuition. For out-of-state tuition, speak with a Career Counselor for more information. MTC is not an I-20 institution. State Sales Tax calculated at the point of sale.
Location: MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211 | 941.752.8100
Start Date: August, January
Day: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Evening: Tues, Wed, Thurs 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. AND Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
For More Information: Contact Mark Toler: 941.752.8100 x 2134, Email