Degree and Certificates Awarded
The MCC-Blue River Public Safety Institute offers Fire Academy training that is approved by the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Division of Fire Safety (DFS), which is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC). Graduates of the MCC-Blue River Fire Academy earn a Certificate: Fire Science Technology and will be eligible for Fire Fighter I&II and Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations certification testing through the DFS. Academy graduates will also be eligible for testing for EMT-B licensure through NREMT. Students obtaining these credentials will meet the minimum application requirements for most fire departments in Missouri, as well as for states offering reciprocity for IFSAC-accredited certificates.
MCC-Blue River also offers CPAT testing for Academy students, as well as monthly Open CPAT testing for fire fighters needing current CPAT certificates.
MCC-Blue River offers full-time academies in both the spring and fall semesters. Graduates from these academies will complete the entire Certificate program in one semester. A part-time academy is offered in the spring and concludes at the end of the summer term.
Graduates of the MCC-Blue River Fire Academy may continue their education in the AAS: Fire Science Technology degree program, which is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.
Our Academy instructors are experienced, highly-qualified firefighters who currently serve or have served in Kansas City metropolitan area fire departments. This assures that our recruits receive effective, real-world education and training to meet the needs of todays evolving fire service. MCC-Blue River also offers several continuing education courses for fire fighters seeking to enhance their education and training.
MCC-Blue River also offers several continuing education courses for fire fighters seeking to enhance their education and training.