Field Training - Firefighter Trainee, Noncredit Certificate of Completion

This certificate is a two-course, noncredit, variable-hour field training program that introduces agency new recruit/employees to the hands-on job requirements of a firefighter. The program provides education and training for a California firefighter trainee including current practices in fire and life safety, basic medical, and rescue techniques.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Accurately analyze, appraise and evaluate fire and emergency incidents.
  • Identify components of emergency management and firefighter safety including: size-up, report on conditions, the Incident Command System, RECEO, the 10 Standard Firefighting Orders, the 18 Situations that shout “Watch Out”, the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and the common factors associated with injuries and line of duty deaths.

Noncredit Certificate of Completion Requirements

Required Core
FPTC 415Field Training (136 Hours)0
FPTC 415LField Training Lab (272-816 Hours)0
Total Hours408-952
Total Units0

Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FPTC 415 Field Training  
FPTC 415L Field Training Lab  
 Total Units0

Ready to Work!MPC “Ready to Work” Career Education programs offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills needed for employment and job advancement.

All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

Additional resources are available through MPC’s Career & Transfer Resource Center (CTRC). The CTRC offers career resources, workshops, guidance and referrals. Visit the CTRC for support finding online career information and other resources to explore majors, occupations, and employment information.