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Career Area: Law, Public Safety and Security
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-503-1
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Firefighter Technician Careers

Begin a rewarding career of saving lives and promoting safety by becoming a firefighter! Gateway’s Firefighter Technician technical diploma equips you with training required by local career fire departments. You’ll learn by doing at Gateway’s HERO center, training hands-on through workshops, simulations and courses and using cutting-edge equipment. Upon graduation, you’ll be well-prepared to start your fire service career.

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

  • Career Firefighter
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Fire Prevention
  • Inspector

Firefighter Technician Programs

Firefighters must be ready to properly handle any emergency that occurs, assess the situation, determine incident priorities, and then safely and effectively manage the emergency. Gateway provides the training to give students the tools to handle these situations and more.

Firefighter Technician Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
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