If you’re interested in the Firefighter Program, please fill in your information below for more details:

SouthwestTech_Icon_Firefighter Are you someone who has always been able to take the heat?  The career path to become a firefighter starts here at Southwest Technical College.  The Firefighter program will provide you with practical and intense training, equipping you to handle adrenaline pumping situations while protecting your community.  During this rigorous training, you will learn to assess emergency situations, prioritize risks, preserve property and ultimately: save lives!  To prepare you for the International Fire Service Accreditation Council certification, you will be taught in the classroom and in realistic, hands-on experiences with live fire, vehicle extrication, and rescue operations.

Program Specific Enrollment Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age prior to any testing or with issuing of certification by the Certification Council.
  • Candidates must submit a completed physical form stating medical clearance by a doctor to participate in the program.

Cost: $2,338.00
Cost includes tuition, books, fees, and supplies. Click here for scholarship and financial aid resources.

Start Date: January 10, 2023 Want to enroll? Click here to get started.

Program Length: 12 Credit Hours (Approximately 6 academic months)

Location: Main Campus – Health Professions and Trades Building

Program Outcome:
• Southwest Technical College Certificate of Program Proficiency
Industry Certification:
Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Operations

Utah Job Outlook and Work Requirements:

Employment Resources:

On-campus Job Placement Services
Local Employment Opportunities

Occupational Advisory Committee

Each Southwest Tech Certificate Program has an Occupational Advisory Committee that consists of industry professionals from the regions we serve. These committee members ensure that desirable, relevant, and current practices of each occupation are being taught. This program has committee members from the following organizations:

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Bulloch Drug
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coe-logoSouthwest Technical College is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. Information regarding accreditation may be obtained at