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Emergency Response & Operations

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Improve your potential for promotion and meet the challenges of being a fire professional within Mesa Fire Department by completing your Emergency Response & Operations degree with Rio Salado College Online. Completing your degree is closer than you might think! Through a partnership with the City of Mesa Fire Department since 1988, Rio Salado College awards you 26 credits upon completing your fire academy training. Discover the Rio Advantage and complete your degree online, where you can skip the lines, the classroom and even the traffic. We’ll even be here to help you every step of the way with 24/7 helpdesk support.

Launch Your Career

Upon successful completion of Mesa’s fire academy training, registered students will earn 26 credit hours and a Certificate of Completion in Firefighter Operations from Rio Salado College. These credits can then be applied toward an Associate in Applied Science in Emergency Response & Operations. To help you finish your degree, Rio Salado provides flexible online courses allowing you to balance your academic pursuits with your changing work schedules and family obligations. Combined with our tuition payment plans, first-rate faculty, start dates every two weeks and more, it’s no wonder 61,000 students discovered the Rio Advantage this year.

If you completed your academy training prior to 1988, we offer credit by examination, allowing you to catch up faster than you can slide down a fire pole!

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