Century College offers a variety of education opportunities for current and prospective firefighters, emergency medical services (EMS) workers, and law enforcement officers.

For further information, please contact:

Fire and EMS: Steve Shapira at 651-779-5534
Law Enforcement: Sharon Mason at 651-773-1743

Or, request information using the form below.

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Firefighting & Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Firefighting: NFPA 1001

Students are introduced to the basic fundamentals of firefighting and how to operate and perform on a Hazardous Materials scene.


  • Firefighter I
  • Firefighter II
  • Hazardous Material Operations

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Advanced Firefighting

Continue to build your foundation with the second step of firefighting basics and beyond.


  • Fire Officer I
  • Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) and Firefighter Survival

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Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Prepare yourself to provide critical medical care in emergency situations.

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Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

We offer innovative and up-to-date training programs to address the current and future needs of those in law enforcement, corrections, probation officers, private detectives and security personnel. Our courses meet the requirements of Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) as well as providing continuing education units (CEUs).

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SLOT Program

Century College's Law Enforcement SLOT Program is exclusive to peace officer trainings and can either be purchased at a yearly, discounted rate or by individual class. Classes run September-June.

Self-Paced Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE)

Interested in becoming a Law Enforcement Officer in Minnesota? Through a flexible, customized pathway, Century College offers individuals with a qualifying degree the opportunity to pursue the Professional Peace Officer Education (PPOE) online and/or in the classroom before taking the final semester of skills at an institution of their choice. Individuals will be offered a personalized advising session with Century College faculty knowledgeable in verifying the PPOE learning objectives required by the Minnesota POST Board. Contact lawenforcement@century.edu and include an unofficial electronic copy of your transcript. We look forward to working with you! Most common fast-tracked courses:

  • Juvenile Justice
  • Intro to Criminal Justice
  • Police and Community
  • Report Writing

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