Bullhead City, AZ: Fire Science Program being held at Mohave Community College.

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Bullhead City, AZ: Fire Science Program being held at Mohave Community College.

Mohave Community College has partner with area fire service agencies to provide fire academy training and college credits for those who want a career in fire science.

Applications are being accepted for a fire academy being open at Mohave Community College beginning in January 2015.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old, and show proof of their diplomas or having successfully passed the General Education Development exam.

Also, applicants must be in good physical condition, able to pass a drug screening and background check, and meet the minimum score requirements on the college’s entry testing.

An application and testing orientation will be offered at 6:00pm MST on Friday, October 9th, 2015, and at 9:00am MST on Saturday, October 10th, 2015 at the Bullhead City Fire Station 1 located at 1260 Hancock Road in Bullhead City, Arizona.

Applications are due by 5:00pm MST on Friday, October 30th, 2015.

Applicants will undergo written and fitness examinations at 8:00am MST on Saturday, November 7th, 2015.

According to Mohave Community College, as a Fire Science student, you will learn practical techniques for fighting fires and also study the theories of fire fighting techniques.

Mohave Community College’s Fire Science Programs cover a wide range of classes designed to prepare you for entry-level fire fighter positions and for advanced or promotion opportunities in fire services.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science is designed to provide you with the general education and technical training to succeed as a fire service professional.

** Mohave Community College is offering these choices: **

– A.A.S. in Fire Science: The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science is designed for the student who expects to further his or her career in the fire service or related fields. The Fire Science program offers students command development and continuing education courses.

– The Fire Fighter Certificate is designed to either prepare a student for a career in the fire service or to enhance the knowledge and skills of an individual who is already employed as a fire fighter. It is a 21- to 23-credit-hour program.

– The Driver/Operator Certificate is designed to prepare a student for advancement within the fire service to the position of driver/operator and/or engineer. It is a 40- to 42-credit-hour program.

– The Fire Officer Certificate is designed to prepare a student for company and officer positions within the fire service. It is a 52- to 54-credit-hour program.

The certificates serve as a step in the student’s path to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science.

Mohave Community College’s Fire Science program, which mirrors the latest national qualification standards, is designed for fire service professionals who want to enhance their technical competencies or increase their prospect for career advancement.

Graduates of the program will have a “theoretical core” on which they can continue to build throughout their lives.

For more information about Mohave Community College’s Fire Science Program, please contact Joshua Livermore either by phone at: 1 (866) 664-2832 or by email at: jlivermore@mohave.edu

More information, including the application, can all be found at the following Mohave Community College website address at: **

http://www.mohave.edu/academics/certificates/firescience/

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