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Firefighter I Academy

Spring Academy: CANCELLED

Do to unforeseen circumstances the Spring 2024 Academy has been cancelled. If you were waitlisted for the Fall 2023 academy you will have a seat in the Fall 2024 academy but will still need to attend the mandatory orientation. 

Fall Academy will start August 2024, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 0800 to 1700 hrs. 

MANDATORY Orientation Saturday, July 20th, 2024, 9 am - 3 pm 

(If you do not make the orientation, you cannot enroll in the class). 

Students completing this certificate will have the knowledge and skills to perform the duties of an entry-level Wildland Firefighter as required by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Students are eligible to apply for Cal Fire certification on successful completion of the training.

To receive information on upcoming Academies please fill out the form below. 

 Fire Academy Interest Form



The following fees are approximate and subject to change. For more details and exact costs, please call 707-476-4259.

College Fees  
Registration (enrollment) Fee - 9 units ($46/unit)* $414
Health Fee & Student Fees $43
On-Campus Parking  $50
* Out-of-state Tuition 9 semester units. Students classified as non-resident by Admissions Office. ($379/unit) $3,411  
Fire Academy Fees  
State Fire Online Trainings $150
Patch $5
Handout Fees $25
Textbook approximate cost $500
Required clothing approximate cost, includes uniforms, boots, safety gloves. $1000
APPROXIMATE Total Cost  $2187

For more information, please complete the form below and someone will be in touch.


Career Education

Mike Haley, Dean

 Rachel Warze, Administrative Office Coordinator


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