Kudos Mr. Berger - 2012 ACTEAZ Community Service Teacher of the Year Winner!
What We Offer: Fire Science
  • 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 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 Recognition
  • 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
  • 1st Place - Firefighting Competition - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 3rd Place - Firefighting Competition - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2011 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Community Service Competition - 2010 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Outstanding SkillsUSA Chapter - 2010 Arizona SkillsUSA Conference
  • 1st Place - Extemporaneous Speaking Competition - 2009 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.



Approved Training Program with AZ Center for Fire Service Excellence



Student Success on Skill Assessments
  • 15 students earned fire science certifications
  • 2013 - 100% program pass rate on ADE Fire Science Assessment
  • 2012 - CAVIT student earns 2nd highest state score (246 tested) on ADE Fire Sceince Assessment
  • 2012 - 15 students earned fire science certifications
  • 2012 - 100% program pass rate on ADE Fire Science Assessment
  • 2011 - 13 students earned fire science certifications.
  • 2011 - 100% program pass rate on ADE Fire Science Assessment
  • 2010 - 3 students earned fire science certifications.
  • 2010 - 100% program pass rate on ADE Fire Science Assessment


Program Instructor

Mike Berger
(520) 423-2997

Mike Berger has 11 years firefighting work experience serving in fire engineer, captain, and fire chief positions. He has 24 years of corrections work experience serving in corrections officer, sergeant, captain, and lieutenant positions. He is a fire science instructor for Central Arizona College and currently serves as the state's lead facilitator for the ADE Fire Science assessment institute. He joined CAVIT in 2008.