Open Water Lifeguard Professional

Program Level - Undergraduate certificate

Program Length - 37 weeks


How much will this program cost me?*

Tuition and Fees: $1,308
Books and Supplies: $1,995
On-Campus Room & Board: Not Offered

What other costs are there for this program?

This fee is required of all students who park on campus at the following rates:

Auto Permits: $35.00
Motorcycle Permits: $17.50
Carpool Permits: $30.00

For further program cost information click here.

* The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.


What financial options are available to help me pay for this program?

Financing for this program may be available through grants, scholarships, loans (federal and private) and institutional financing plans. The median amount of debt for program graduates is shown below:

  • Federal loans: *
  • Private education loans: *
  • Institutional financing plan: *

* There were fewer than 10 graduates in this program. Median amounts are withheld to preserve the confidentiality of graduates.

Jobs related to this program

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Additional Information

A number of career options are accessible in the Fire Protection Technology and Public Safety fields. These employment positions are primarily in the public sector. However, the private sector provides employment opportunities that include but are not limited to: Fire insurance inspectors and investigators, Fire protection systems installers, Emergency medical services providers, Hazardous materials mitigation, Lifeguarding, and Fire protection engineering. SAN DIEGO FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAINING ACADEMY: The San Diego City Fire Department trains firefighter recruits in a 14 week, 9 unit, Fire Academy (FIPT 381) that is operated in conjunction with Miramar College. In each Fire Academy, usually 4 to 6 recruits are chosen by a lottery system from a pool of Miramar College Students. These 'Open Enrollee' students earn no salary while in the Academy. To be eligible for the Open Enrollee lottery, student entrants must show evidence of having a minimum number of credit units at Miramar College. At present the requirements are as follows: FIPT 101, Introduction to Fire Protection, 3 units FIPT 105, Fire Behavior and Combustion, 3 units and; possession of an Emergency Medical Technician - 1 Certificate, 6 units.

Requirements may change with each series of Academy Classes. Details are available in the Fire Technology Department office.


How long will it take me to complete this program?

The program is designed to take 37 weeks to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2014-2015, *% finished in 37 weeks.

* Fewer than 10 students completed this program in 2014-15. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

What are my chances of getting a job when I graduate?

The job replacement rate for student who completed this program is *%.

* This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers.