Fire academy course offerings:
OSU-OKC offers three fire academies per year.
- The first daytime academy is held during the Spring semester and typically begins in the third week of January and ends in May.
- The second daytime academy is held during the Summer semester and typically begins in the first week of June and ends in mid-August.
- The third daytime academy is held during the Fall semester and typically begins in the fourth week of August and ends in December.
Fire academy options:
The student has the option of enrolling in only the fire classes in a 14-week daytime fire academy session or enrolling in the combination 16-week Fire & EMT daytime academy.
- The Spring Fire academy meets Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 14-weeks. If the student chooses the combination Fire & EMT academy, in addition to the Monday-Thursday 14-week fire classes, the student will also attend class on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 16-weeks.
- The Summer Fire academy meets Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 10-weeks. The Summer fire academy is designed for students that have earned their EMT certification or would like to earn their firefighter certifications during the summer and then return in a later semester for EMT. The summer semester also works well for high school students as they can attend the fire academy during the summer break of their Junior/Senior year and then return for their EMT class the following summer after they complete their senior year of high school.
- The Fall Fire academy meets Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for 14-weeks. If the student chooses the combination Fire & EMT academy. In addition to the Monday-Thursday 14-week fire classes, the student will also attend class on Fridays, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for 16-weeks.
- Students that cannot attend daytime classes have the option of enrolling in evening classes during the Spring and Fall semesters. In this option the student can enroll in all the courses offered in the daytime fire academy, which would require the student to attend class three nights per week from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for 16 weeks. The student also has the option of splitting the fire academy classes up over several semesters and reducing the amount of days they are required to be on campus each week for the 16-week session. (Splitting the fire academy classes up over several semesters is a more expensive option due to gear rental requirements)
Certificate and Degree program:
The student has the option of enrolling in the Firefighter certificate program or the Fire Protection degree program.
- The certificate program is the 21-credit hour Fire and EMT academy. Due to the short duration of the program it is not eligible for financial aid.
- The degree program is 61 credit hours and includes the firefighter academy in the degree program. Due to the length of the degree program it is eligible for financial aid.
- Must make application and be accepted as a student at OSU-OKC.
- Must be 16 or older to enter the fire course portion of the fire academy.
- Must be 17 or older to enter the fire and EMT portions of the fire academy.
- A student must achieve a minimum of 70% in each Fire course to be eligible to sit for the certification exams.
- Students can earn IFSAC certification in Firefighter 1 & 2, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, and course completion certificates in Flammable Liquids and Gas Emergencies, and Basic Auto Extrication.
- Students that enroll in the EMT option will qualify to sit for NREMT certification upon successful completion of the EMSP coursework.
Tuition and Fees:
In state tuition for OSU-OKC is currently $151.25 per credit hour (2020).
- The Fire only academy consist of 10 credit hours which would approximate to $1,512.50
- The Fire and EMT academy consist of 21 credit hours which would approximate to $3,176.25
- IFSAC national certification testing fees are approximately $500.00
- General campus and lab fees would add an additional $500.00 to $600.00 to the cost of the coursework.
- Firefighter gear rental $990.00. Students may use structural firefighter gear from their fire department provided it is NFPA compliant and the student provides written authorization from their fire chief to use that gear during training at OSU-OKC. OSU-OKC is not liable for any damages that occur during firefighter training.
Out of pocket expenses:
All costs are an approximation based upon the prices and options available at this time.
- Books for the Fire and EMT academy are approximately $600.00
- Uniforms for the Fire and EMT academy are approximately $400.00
- EMT Background check/Urine Drug screen and additional fees $200.00
How to Apply:
- GET ADMITTED! There is no application fee. Apply online at www.osuokc.edu/enroll or fill out the application at www.osuokc.edu/apply/forms.
- APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS. For a full list of OSU-OKC Scholarships, visit: www.osuokc.edu/scholarships.
- APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. Fill out the FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.gov. OSU-OKC’s School Code: 009647
- ENROLL WITH YOUR ADVISOR. Congratulations! You are accepted. Now you can meet with an Academic Advisor and map out your class schedule.
How to enroll in classes:
- Go to MY.OKSTATE.EDU student portal
- Log in with your O-Key username and password
- Click on the Self-Service icon on the HOME Tab
- If you don’t have access to your portal, visit www.osuokc.edu/selfservice.
- Click on the STUDENT tab
- Click the Registration link
- Click “Add or Drop Classes”
- Select the Term and click the Submit button
- If you have the Course Reference Numbers (CRNs), you can type them in the boxes and click Submit
Pre-Academy course work:
To prepare for Fire and EMT courses the student should complete the following online courses and submit the completion certificate to the class Canvas page on the first day of class. Please use the links to access the content and remember that these sites are administered by FEMA and not OSU-OKC so if the student encounters difficulties accessing the site, they will need to contact the FEMA website administrator.
- IS-100.C: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS 100.
- IS-200.C: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response.
- IS-700.B: An Introduction to the National Incident Management System.
- IS-800.D: National Response Framework, An Introduction.
If the student has previously completed this coursework, they can upload their previous completion certificate and will not need to complete the coursework again.
Firefighter training is arduous, and the student needs to be assured that they can meet the physical fitness requirements needed to complete the OSU-OKC firefighter training program. Please use this form to complete a sports physical with your physician. The completed sports physical form will be turned in on the first day of fire classes.
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