Associate of Applied Science
As many municipalities are consolidating their separate police and fire departments into one, this program prepares students for employment opportunities in firefighting, Emergency Medical Services, and Criminal Justice. Students graduating from the program will have developed knowledge and skills needed as a public safety officer. This degree also prepares students in basic fire training, and successful completion leads to certification by the Michigan Firefighting Training Council for Fire Fighter I and II and Hazardous Materials-Operations Level. Individuals who have completed their State of Michigan Fire Fighter I and II Certification and Medical First Responder will be granted credit for FIRE101, FIRE102, and MFR101. The Cadillac campus is offering either the Fire Track (Fire I, Fire II, and Medical First Responder) or EMT track (Basic EMT I and Basic EMT II). Successful completion of Basic EMT I and Basic EMT II will make candidates eligible to apply for the National Registry of EMT’s written exam which is necessary for licensure in the state of Michigan. Individuals who possess their basic EMT license will be granted credit for EMS101 and EMS102.