The Catawba Valley Community College Fire Academy is an intensive training program designed to better prepare men and women for careers, both paid and volunteer, in the fire service. The CVCC Fire Academy applies real-world knowledge to its education principles and educates beyond the minimum certification requirements.
The rigors of today’s fire service are tremendous. To meet the challenges of a modern fire service, firefighters must obtain a strong base at the beginning of their careers that instills motivation, discipline, and integrity as it founding principles.
The CVCC Fire Academy provides a highly structured program that utilizes a military-like format to build both mental and physical preparedness and toughness in the cadets. Upon graduating from the academy, cadets will develop a new approach to both the profession and the idea of public service.
Class Dates: January 16-March 27, 2020
Application Deadline: December 6, 2019
Orientation: December 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM on the East Campus
Graduation: March 27, 2020
Admission into the CVCC Fire Academy is a competitive process and capacity is limited to 20 recruits. Candidates must complete application packets and submit them by December 6, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to apply early and can obtain packets at any time by contacting the CVCC fire program director.
Candidates must be 18 years of age by the first day of class to apply for the Fire Academy.
|Uniforms - approximate||$135.00|
|Tuition, if not a member of a fire department located in NC||$180.00|
Note: Uniform costs will be higher based on larger sizes and quantities ordered.
This program will follow all required hours and curriculum for Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.
A physical training (PT) component will be held daily in conjunction with the class.
Date: January 16, 2020
Days: Monday-Friday, with some Saturdays
Times: 7:30 AM-5:30 PM
A complete schedule will be provided at the orientation on December 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM on the CVCC East Campus.
Graduation will be held on March 27, 2020 in the CVCC Auditorium.
Candidates are encouraged to apply to and attend the NC Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Class that will follow the Fire Academy.
For more information about the program and application packets, contact:
Director, Fire Protection Technology
and Firefighter Certification
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4123