Public Safety

Bates Technical College’s Recruit Academy is a 29-credit, IFSAC-accredited program that provides newly-hired firefighters with the knowledge and skills required to become a probationary firefighter. The course is 14 weeks of intense training. At the end of the course, recruits obtain IFSAC certifications for HazMat Awareness and Operations, Firefighter I and II.

  • Winter Quarter 1/4/2022 to 4/12/2022
  • Spring Quarter: 4/18/2022 to 8/7/2022 (Please enroll through your fire department/district)
New to Fire Apprenticeships? Interested in FESHE course? 

Bates Technical College follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum that the U.S. Fire Administration founded, as a component of the associate degree in Fire Supervision.  

Our experienced fire service faculty teach degree coursework. The courses are designed to promote higher education, and to enhance the recognition of fire and emergency services as a profession that reduces loss of life and property from fire and other hazards.  

FESHE courses prepare professional firefighters to meet the requirements from Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II and Fire Officer I. Bates Technical College provides collegiate-level coursework in collaboration with the Washington State Firefighter Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (also known as JATC). 

The following FESHE courses are included in the program: 

Course ID  Course Title  Credits 
APPFS 101  Fire Protection Strategy  5 
APPFS 102  Fire Protection Systems  5 
APPFS 103  Fire Protection Hydraulics  5 
APPFS 104  Building Construction   5 
APPFS 105  Fire Protection Code/Inspection  5 

Summer Schedule new student registration date:6/1/2022
Please find summer course schedule from here.

Self-Support Classes Refund Policy: 

100%    When Bates Technical College cancels the class. 

100%    When withdrawal is at least one business day prior to the first day of class. To officially withdraw from the class, email registration@batestech.edu. 

0%       When registered but do not attend the class. No refunds are available after the class has started. 

Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. Bates reserves the right to cancel classes, reschedule classes, or change instructors.  You will be notified if a class is full or if a class cancellation occurs.   

This advanced training and degree program is designed for firefighters preparing for promotion or already having supervisory and management responsibilities. The foundation of the Fire Supervision Associates Degree Program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (2020) Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, and NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications (2019), Fire Instructor 1.

The Fire Supervision Degree Program recognizes key consensus standards established by NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications; NFPA 1041 Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications; the National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative; the International Association of Fire Chief’s Officer Development initiative; and these courses meet the accreditation standards of the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and will prepare the student for certification testing for Fire Instructor 1, Fire Officer 1, and Fire Officer 2.

The fire supervision program consists additional following courses: 

Course ID  Course Title  Credit 
APPFS 240  Fire Instructor  3 
APPFS 241  Fire Safety Officer  2 
APPFS 242  Fire Officer I  5 
APPFS 243  Fire Officer II  5 

This Emergency Medical Technician course will prepare you for entry-level career in the dynamic emergency medical services field. As a student, you’ll prepare for the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Certification Exam and meet employment requirements for an EMT. The course adheres to the National EMS Scope of Practice Model, the National EMS Educational Standards, and the Washington State Amended EMS Educational Standards

Spring Quarter Class Schedule

Dates: April 7, 2022 to June 25, 2022
Days and Times: 

  • Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Item # Course Title Course Name Credit Tuition
4312 FIRES225 EMT-EMERGENCY MED TECH 14  $1,777.08
1496 FIRES 209 HEALTHCARE PROVIDER 1  $137.22

 

Registration Requirements  (Registration Closed)

  • Must be at least 17 years old at the beginning of the course and 18 years at time of completion
  • Must provide a copy of valid ID or Driver’s License (printed color at 150 percent size)
  • Hepatitis B shot; verification must be provided in the form of an official medical record

Self-Support Class Tuition Policy

  • 100% -When Bates Technical College cancels the class.
  • 100% -When withdrawal is at least one business day prior to the first day of class. To officially withdraw from the class, email registration@batestech.edu.
  • 0% -When registered but do not attend the class. No refunds are available after the class has started.

Bates will cancel a class if there are too few participants enrolled to cover the cost of the class. Bates reserves the right to cancel classes, reschedule classes, or change instructors.  You will be notified if a class is full or if a class cancellation occurs.

Required Books and Supplies

  • Jones & Bartlett Learning (package available through publisher jblearning.com)
  • AAOS Emergency Care 12th edition
  • ISBN: 9781284236965 (Includes Required: Traditional Paper Textbook, Advantage Supplement, and FISDAP Assessment Package)
  • USE THIS LINK to ensure correct book and testing package

Annual EMT Course Dates

  • Winter Quarter: Jan. 6, 2022 to March 26, 2022 (Registration is CLOSED for Winter Quarter)
  • Spring Quarter: April 7, 2022 to June 25, 2022
  • Summer Quarter: No course
  • Fall Quarter: Sept. 8, 2022 to Dec. 3, 2022

Financial Assistance

The EMT course does not qualify for federal financial aid (FAFSA), but you may qualify for funding through our Workforce Education Services Office. To see if you qualify, please complete this survey

Student services will be reduced May 9-20 for ctcLink implementation. Programs, courses, library, tutoring and student activities will continue as scheduled. Students can still email offices or drop off paperwork. Offices will reopen for full service on Monday, May 23.