Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the dress code?
  2. Are there any overnight accommodations?
  3. Where are the offices located?
  4. What's the schedule/calendar of classes?
  5. What do I have to do in order to get enrolled into a State Fire Marshal class?
  6. Why do I have to fill out the college application and how do I do it?UPDATED INFORMATION
  7. When do you collect payment and what are the acceptable forms of payment?
  8. Do I receive college credit for the class and how many units?
  9. Do the course fees include the books required for the class and if not where can I purchase my book?UPDATED INFORMATION
  10. How do I know that I have been confirmed for a class reservation seat?
  11. In the past, when I took a class, I was given handouts throughout the course. Will this continue to be the norm?
  12. How far in advance can I sign up for a class?
  13. I want to cancel my confirmation for a class. What do I do?
  14. What do I do if a class has prerequisites?

 

 

  1. What is the dress code?
    See the "Dress Code" page that provides detailed information.

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  2. Are there any overnight accommodations?
    See the " Overnight Accommodations" page for possible places to stay.

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  3. Where are the offices located?
    See our "Contact Us" section to get in touch with us.

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  4. What's the schedule/calendar of classes?
    See the "Calendar" section for more information.

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  5. What do I have to do in order to get enrolled into a State Fire Marshal class?
    Find the class you are interested in under “Calendar.”  Click “Information” and complete the form.  Once we receive a complete package, we will enroll you in the class and send you an email confirming your enrollment.

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  6. Why do I have to fill out the college application and how do I do it?
    Since California State Fire Marshal Classes are conducted through Moreno Valley College, a college application is required. This is also required in order to receive college credit for the course. To apply, go to www.cccapply.org and click “Apply.”  Select “Moreno Valley College” for the college you are applying to and click start new application.  Fill out the application for the appropriate semester. If you have questions in regards to what semester we are in, please refer to our website, under “Calendar.”
    UPDATED INFORMATION: Under “College and Major Selection” choose “Moreno Valley College” and select “COA, Fire Technology-Chief Fire Office” OR "COA, Fire Technology-Fire Officer" for the major. Once you complete your application, print out the “Application Confirmation” page and submit it along with the “Reservation Form,” and check or money order for the amount of the class. Write the name of the class you are taking on the check or money order.

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  7. When do you collect payment and what are the acceptable forms of payment?
    The amount for the class will be posted on the calendar under “Information”. Payment is required when the Reservation Form is submitted. We accept checks or money orders. If you want to pay by credit card, contact Admissions & Records at (951) 571-6370 for information. We CANNOT accept Cash.

    Please note that Non-resident fees are not listed in the course description. See Moreno Valley College's Catalog ("Fees/Residency Requirements") for more information regarding Non-Resident Tuition and Fees.  Currently, non-resident tuition and enrollment fees are $180 + $46 per unit.

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  8. Do I receive college credit for the class and how many units?
    College credit is given for State Fire Marshal classes conducted through Moreno Valley College. The amount of units is listed in the course description.

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  9. Do the course fees include the books required for the class? UPDATED INFORMATION
    The course fees do not include textbooks. Students are responsible for providing their own texts.
    Students can pre-order their textbooks at the College's Bookstore website and have it sent to your address or pick up the texts at the bookstore before class begins.
    Textbooks can also be purchased online at Barnes & Noble, Firefighters Bookstore, or any other bookstore. The student is responsible for making arrangements to have the book for class.

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  10. How do I know that I have been enrolled in a class?
    An email will be sent confirming enrollment in a class. Any incomplete packets will be sent back. See question #5 above.

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  11. In the past, when I took a class, I was given handouts throughout the course. Will this continue to be the norm?
    Handouts given out in class will be limited.  Instructors will post additional information on a SharePoint site.  Information regarding access to this site will be provided to you prior to class so handouts and any assignments can be downloaded, printed, and/or completed prior to the first day of class. If you have problems accesing the SharePoint site, email the Webmaster.

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  12. How far in advance can I sign up for a class?
    You can sign up for a class once it is posted on our class Calendar (see dates when reservations will be accepted).
    Important note: Class rosters have a limited amount of space available. Once the class roster is full a waiting list will be established. We will let you know what list you are on.  Once the waiting list is full, the class calendar will note that the class is full and we cannot accept further reservations. If spaces become available, we will reopen the link for the class. You will need to periodically check back with our website in order to know if a class has been reopened.

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  13. I want to cancel my enrollment for a class. What do I do?
    If you need to cancel a class for any reason, please notify us as soon as possible.  You can email us at fire@mvc.edu.  Let us know the title and dates of the class you want to cancel.  You can also call us at (951) 571-6197.

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  14. What do I do if a class has prerequisites?
    If prerequisites are required (and you did not take the class within the Riverside Community College District), submit a copy of the certificate or course completion with your Reservation packet. If taking a prerequisite course at a different institution, please provide a proof of receipt or a letter from the instructor stating that you took the prerequisite course. Students can show proof of prerequisite to the instructor on the first day of class. Failure to provide proof of prerequisites can result in being drop from the class.

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