Program Details

Program Description

Industry Certification: This course prepares students for the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.

Train to be Firefighter.

The Firefighter program content includes, but is not limited to, orientation to the fire service, fire alarms and communication, vehicles, apparatus and equipment, fire behavior, portable extinguishers, fire streams, fundamentals of extinguishment, ladders, hoses, tools and equipment, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, ventilation, rescue, protective breathing equipment, first responder emergency medical techniques, water supplies, principles of in-service inspections, safety, controlled burning, and employability skills.

International Students

If you have a degree from another country and and currently reside in the US, you are invited to apply.
Have a high school or bachelor’s degree translated from another country, a GED may not be required.
You only need a Social Security number for select East Campus programs.

We are NOT a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) certified institution and do NOT participate in the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), or the F, J or M visas programs. We are not an I-20 institution.

Articulation: This program is comprised of courses which have been assigned course numbers in the SCNS (Statewide Course Numbering System) in accordance with Section 1007.24 (1), F.S. Career and Technical credit shall be awarded to the student on a transcript in accordance with Section 1001.44(3)(b), F.S.

Start Date:

Fall and Spring Semester Only

Program Length:

492 hours – approximately 4 months to complete the day program and approximately
7.5 months to complete the evening program


Day (Fire): Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Eve (Fire): Monday – Thursday 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


MTC East Campus, 5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Bradenton, FL 34211
(941) 752-8100

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification Program.

Apply to MTC at
Email to request a virtual mandatory information session.

Program #P430211 CIP #0743020304

*Estimated Tuition, Lab, and Fees (includes administrative fee)


Additional Fees Due Prior to Pre-Admittance

Application Fee


Physical Examination & Immunizations

Price Varies

Medical Evaluation (Advanced Fire Fighter Physical)

Price Varies

Drug Screening (All for Life)


Background Check (All for Life)



Textbook Estimate (Purchased Online)


Uniforms (2 T-Shirts, I Pair of Black Shorts for classroom) (Purchased at MTC Outfitters at Main Campus)


Additional Required Items (Outside Vendor)

Fire II State Testing Fees – Practical Certification Exam


Fire II State Testing Fees – Written Exam (Pearson VUE Computer Testing)


Uniforms (pants, shoes, belt)

Price Varies

*Estimated Total Cost of Program


*Prices are subject to change

Financial aid available depending on student’s eligibility.
All pre-admission fees are non-refundable and not covered by Financial Aid. Prices are subject to change.
Annual fees (charged each academic year from July 1—June 30).
Textbook estimate. Current book list and prices: Tuition is $2.92 per hour for Florida residents. Tuition is $11.71 per hour for Non-Florida residents.

Visit MTC Financial Aid page for more information.

Florida Department of Education: Frameworks

Possible Careers and Outlook
33-2011.00       Firefighters

Program Video

Promo Video

Program Facts

Job Placement


On-time Completion Rate



492 hours
Day: 4 months
Eve: 7.5 months


East Campus, Lakewood Ranch


Day or Eve



Have Questions? Ready to Start Your Career?

Mark Toler

Career Counselor

5520 Lakewood Ranch Blvd, Bradenton, FL 34211
Call   941.752.8100 x 47134
or schedule an appointment:

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