El Camino offers the Fire Academy four times a year.
Full-Time is a ten-week class that runs Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. There are three to four hours of homework each night and over the weekends. Students find it difficult to hold down a job and attend the Full-Time Academy, because the class workload is so extensive.
PLEASE NOTE for both the Full-Time and Part-Time Academy our students are not allowed to continue with any score below 80% in the classroom, and 100% in the drill yard!
The sixteen-week class is referred to as the Part-Time Academy which runs Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 5:30pm to 9:40pm and Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, and every other Sunday from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Again, there is also three to four hours of homework for each evening class, while the Saturday class is primarily hands on work in the drill yard. Students are able to work and attend the Part-Time class, however the schedule is very demanding.
Full-Time starts in August for fall, and in January for spring
There is a deadline for submitting your application.
Completed applications have a current EMT card that reflects your passing of the National Registry. The Physical Ability Test is valid for a year and MUST be valid when the semester begins.
Fire & Emergency Tech 1 (Intro to Fire Tech) or equivalent verification of:
* EMT License or National Registry Card
We have six primary instructors at the El Camino Fire Academy.
Students operate our fire engines and utilize our fire hydrants located strategically around the drill yard.
Our instructor to student ratio is another reason our Fire Academy is so well received. Our instructors are from the Los Angeles area and represent nearly a dozen different professional fire departments.
Many of our instructors are training officers in their own departments.
Industry and Technology
|Chief Bill Melendez
El Camino Fire Academy
LACoFD Hazmat Wildland
|Chief Carl Whitaker
Torrance Fire Department
Tuition: 15 units @ $46 per = $690
Total Estimated Cost: $2,97050 - $3,31050
To apply go to the Contact Us link.