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Fast-track your fire fighter license at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN! When you enroll in the LSC fire fighter certificate, you’ll learn the basic skills and knowledge you’ll need to get your fire fighter license in Minnesota. This certificate is intended for non-traditional students or those with a college degree. And it’s a great program for those interested in volunteering as fire fighters.

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Skills & Knowledge

  • Professional and leadership skills
  • Use the Incident Command System
  • Create a safe working environment
  • Career and promotional opportunities
  • Workplace communication
  • Creating the future of fire service

Plan Your Education

The Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

Program Guide

Learn more about this program at Firefighting and Truck Driving Career Night


Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

The firefighter license degree may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

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Potential Career Opportunities

  • Volunteer firefighter
  • Crash crew
  • Fire engine pump operator
  • Driver engineer
  • Rescue firefighter

Duluth Median Wage


Minnesota Median Wage


US Median Wage


Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.

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Educational Pathways

If you love what you learn in the fire fighter certificate program, continue your studies. Apply your credits to the fire technology AAS at Lake Superior College.

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