Fire Academy FAQ's

 

Fire Academy Frequently Asked Questions.

  1. What is the appropriate dress for the mandatory orientation?     BUSINESS CASUAL ONLY
  2. Can I bring my family and friends?  STRONGLY DISCOURAGED
  3. How many weeks is the academy?  FALL - 16 WEEKS, SPRING - 16 WEEKS (NO SPRING BREAK) GRADUATION IS EARLY DECEMBER AND LATE APRIL OR EARLY MAY
  4. What do I need to buy? A LIST WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU AT THE ORIENTATION. THIS WILL INCLUDE SUPPLIES AND UNIFORM INFORMATION
  5. Where do I get my textbooks?  TEXTBOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE OXNARD COLLEGE BOOKSTORE
  6. How do I register for the academy? IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A STUDENT ID (900 #) YOU MUST APPLY FOR ADMISSION TO THE COLLEGE ONLINE. YOU WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER FOR THE ACADEMY ONCE YOU ARE ACCEPTED. YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE YOUR 900 NUMBER AT ORIENTATION SO WE CAN PROVIDE THE LIST TO THE REGISTRAR. PAYMENT IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION
  7. When is the first day of the academy?  THE ACADEMY ALWAYS BEGINS ON THE FIRST DAY OF EACH SEMESTER. WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHAT TIME TO ARRIVE AT ORIENTATION AND PROVIDE YOU WITH THE REQUIRED LIST OF ITEMS YOU MUST HAVE ON THE FIRST DAY OF CLASS
  8. Must I  be physically fit to succeed in the academy? YES. THE OUTSIDE ASSIGNMENT FOR THE ACADEMY IS PT EVERY DAY. THERE WILL BE CIRCUIT TRAINING AND RUNNING. IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT WILL PROHIBIT YOU FROM BEING SUCCESSFUL YOU NEED TO ADDRESS IT EARLY ON. THE FIRE ACADEMY IS EXTREMELY STRENUOUS. WE CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH!!!!
  9. What are the hours of the academy?  THE ACADEMY IS 16 WEEKS. MONDAY THRU THURSDAY. PT BEGINS NO LATER THAN 0715, AFTER CLASS CLEAN-UP IS REQUIRED AND LEARNING TYPICALLY BEGINS AT 0800 AND ENDS AT 1700.
  10. Am I allowed to miss any days of the academy? THE FIRE ACADEMY SCHEDULE IS VERY TIGHT. IF YOU MISS ANY CLASS THAT IS REQUIRED AS PART OF THE CA FF1 CERTIFICATION YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR FIREFIGHTER 1 ELIGIBLE CERTIFICATION. THIS WILL ALSO BE DISCUSSED AT ORIENTATION.
  11. How much does the academy cost?  APPROXIMATELY 2800.00. THESE COSTS ARE BROKEN DOWN ON THE ACADEMY WEB SITE LINK. COST CAN FLUCTUATE DEPENDING ON CERTIFICATIONS OBTAINED.