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Aims Fire Academy Certificate Requirements

The Aims Fire Academy is a 15-week program that prepares you for Colorado Firefighter 1 and Hazmat state certifications. Day and night classes are available. When combined with an EMT certificate, you will be qualified to start your career as a firefighter.

Study requirements for basic firefighter certification in Colorado. Learn Level I Hazmat operations, including hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures and decision making. A clinical course gives you hands-on experience applying what you’ve learned.

See the Fire Academy Information Packet for the latest information.

You must meet with an advisor before applying to the Aims Fire Academy. Contact an advisor to get started.

Row Groupings Certificate Requirements: Credits
required

Addresses the requirements necessary to perform at the first level of progression as identified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This is a lecture and lab course for meeting the NFPA 1001, Level I, standard. Nine credits.font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionDifferential tuition rates apply 

Course Prerequisites

Professional level CPR certification

9
required

Introduces hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures, decision making, and continued evaluation at the awareness and operation level.  See Tuition and Fees web page for rate listings atThree credits.font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;Differential tuition rates apply. font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;http://www.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuitionwww.aims.edu/student/cashier/tuition.

3
required

Offers the clinical practicum to apply the related fire science technology. Differential tuition rates apply. Course is repeatable with a maximum of 12 credit hours. Zero to twelve credits.

0 to 12
Student must take Students must take 1 credit in FST 170 for this certificate.
Total Credits for Certificate 13