2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Jul 09, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Firefighter I & II

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The Firefighter I & II is a course leading to certification by the Michigan Office of Firefighter Training (OFFT). Upon completion of Firefighter I & II and successfully passing a written and practical mastery exam administered by OFFT, students will be eligible for employment as certified firefighter in most fire department agencies in Michigan. Students have the opportunity to plan to transfer to a four-year college or university, and credits may also be used toward the Technology Management degree or the Associate in Arts degree.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must be granted regular admission to Kirtland and meet the following requirements to be considered for enrollment in the Firefighter I & II course:

  • COMPASS testing to determine competency in math, English and reading.
  • Students desiring to take the course must meet with the academic advisor for the Careers in Public Safety programs to complete the required application packet.


Applicants admitted to the Firefighter I & II course must be qualified according to the rules and regulations of OFFT and follow their policies and procedures. This course has special entrance requirements: 1) be 18 years of age or older; 2) possess a valid Michigan motor vehicle operator’s or chauffeur’s license; 3) have no felony convictions; 4) have a high school diploma or GED; 5) interview by appointment with an advisor before enrolling in the course; 6) provide personal background information and sign a release form to facilitate possible background investigation (information and/or investigation may determine eligibility to enter the course); 7) sign and abide by the Careers in Public Safety Code of Conduct, which includes a mandatory dress code; and 8) have a physical examination if required).

  • FFT 20700 Firefighter I & II 14 cr. /14 contact hours
  • Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor. For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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