Central Arizona Valley
Institute of Technology

Our Fire Science Program

Program Highlights

  • Experience the thrill of saving lives and fighting fires.
  • Use firefighting vehicles, hoses, Jaws of Life, saws, axes, and rope rescue equipment.
  • Perform lifesaving medical and rescue techniques to provide emergency services to those in need.

Career Focus

  • Prepared for college fire science education and wild land fire certification.

Pathway to These Careers

  • Fire Fighter
  • Arson Investigator
  • Dispatcher
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Planning Manager
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Inspector
  • Forensic Science Technician
  • Forest Fire Fighter
  • Hazardous Materials Responder
  • Oil Well Fire Specialist
  • Rescue Worker
  • Fire Inspector
  • Wild Land Fire Fighter

Program Length

We have designed this program for students to be able to complete in two years. CAVIT will award a certificate of completion to students who successfully complete the two year program.

Industry Certifications

Students are eligible to sit for industry certifications throughout the course of the program.

Awards and Recognitions

  • 1st Place - Firefighting Competition, 2016 AZ SkillsUSA Conference 
  • 1st Place - Community Service Competition, 2016 AZ SkillsUSA Conference 
  • 1st Place - Outstanding Chapter Competition, 2016 AZ SkillsUSA Conference 
  • 1st Place - Job Skill Demonstration Competition, 2016 AZ SkillsUSA Conference 
  • 2nd Place - Job Skill Demonstration Competition, 2016 AZ SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Firefighting Competition - 2015 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Chapter Distinction Program - 2015 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2015 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2015 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Career Pathways Competition - 2015 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Community Service Competition - 2014 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2014 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 2nd Place - Career Pathways Team - 2014 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2014 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Community Service Competition - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 2nd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2013 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 2nd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2012 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2012 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference

Dual Enrollment Program of Study College Credit Available

Through a dual enrollment articulation agreement with Central Arizona College, students in the second fire science class are eligible to earn free college credit. The college defines entrance requirements, which must be met before the college will grant credit. Students are responsible for meeting those requirements and completing a separate college admission process.

Fire ScienceCAC Credit Hours Available to Fire Science Program Completers