Advanced Rescue

  • Credits: 18
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Rescue Technician certificate program provides an opportunity for students to obtain basic and advanced instruction in technical rescue. The areas include Vehicle Extriction, Trench Rescue, High and Low Angle Rope Rescue, Water and Ice Rescue, Confined Space Rescue and Structural Collapse Rescue. The program meets the minimum requirements for a Rescue Technician as outlined by the National Fire Protection Association. This certificate consists of technical coursework, providing a focus on technical hands-on training to enable the student to become familiar with basic and advanced level aspects of the technician rescue field for the fire service.


According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Firefighter in the state of Minnesota is $14.43 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is expected to grow approximately 2.5%, a high growth career.

Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
EMTB 1101 Emergency Medical Tech 6 credits
FIRE 1130 Rescue Theory & Practices 1 credits
FIRE 1165 Technical Rescue 2 credits
FIRE 2263 Adv Vehicle/H2O Rescue 3 credits
FIRE 2265 Adv Trench/Struc Rescue 3 credits
FIRE 2267 Adv Con Space/Rope Rescue 3 credits

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