Where Can I Find Online Firefighter Classes?

Courses in firefighting are seldom taught online, but some schools do offer them. Some might be only non-credit training classes, while others are part of a program leading to a certificate or degree. Read on to learn more. Schools offering Fire Science degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Schools Offering Online Firefighter Classes

Several colleges and universities offer online firefighter classes. These programs typically include online lectures and assignments as well as simulations. Below are several schools that provide online firefighter classes with descriptions of what they entail.

Important Facts About Firefighter Education Programs

PrerequisitesGenerally, a high school diploma or it's equivalent
Degree Fields Fire science technology, fire administration,
Possible Careers Emergency medical technicians, fire inspectors
Median Pay (2018) $49,620 per year (for firefighters)
Job Outlook (2016-2026) 7% growth (for firefighters)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois Fire Service Institute, which serves as the fire academy for Illinois, offers online firefighter classes through the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Institute's virtual campus includes courses in firefighter certification, hazardous materials, fire vehicle operation, and fire origin and cause.

Kilgore College

The online fire academy at Kilgore College in Texas has online classes approved by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Videos, powerpoint presentations, and online tests are all part of this program. Courses are offered in arson investigation, fire inspection, and hazardous materials.

John Wood Community College

John Wood Community College in Illinois has offered an online program in fire science since 2001. Online firefighter classes cover firefighting tactics, fire prevention, and fire service management. Credits in this online program count toward an associate degree in fire science.

Odessa College

Odessa offers a 17-week entry-level certification course that covers hazardous materials, and the basics of fire control and emergency medical technician (EMT) approaches. An Associate of Applied Science in Fire Administration program is also available.

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  • Purdue University Global

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  • Florida Tech

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  • Colorado State University Global

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  • Post University

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