Fire Science and Public Safety Proficiency Certificate

The Fire Science and Public Safety Certificate Program has been developed to equip firefighters/paramedics and fire safety professionals with the fire prevention, fire safety, and pre-fire planning expertise needed to serve the city of Philadelphia and beyond.

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Forest Firefighters – est. salary $70,734
Fire Investigators – est. salary $52,535
Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors – est. salary $94,725
Municipal Firefighters – est. salary $70,734*


**EMSI Data, 2019; Philadelphia County, PA; a percentage of people in these jobs may have a bachelor's degree or higher.

Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Fire Science and Public Safety Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

General Education Requirements:

All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.

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