Reviewed and/or Updated on: October 19, 2017

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College offers a Firefighter Technician technical diploma that provides students with the opportunity to earn these certifications:  Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Driver Operator-Pumper, and Fire Inspector.  Students can also earn an EMT license and complete other fire courses.

We also offer a two year Fire Medic associate degree.  Fire Medic students participate in performance-based advanced firefighter tactics, nutrition, and fitness to develop life-long career enhancing behaviors.  Students fully prepare for a career in the Fire and EMS field by completing their associate degree, preparing for and practicing for the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) and earning a paramedic license. 

Gateway also offers a Pierce-branded Company Officer Leadership Academy (COLA) for career advancement.  Gateway is a Blue Card training center, offers Dispatcher training, Technical Rescue training and a wide variety of WTCS certification courses, along with nearly 100 continuing education workshops and customized fire service training.

Course/Schedule Offerings

For Course offerings and schedule information, please visit www.gtc.edu/webadvisor.

Fire Service Contacts

John Dahms
Gateway Technical College
HERO Center
380 McCanna Parkway
Burlington, WI 53105-1536
dahmsj@gtc.edu
Phone: 262-767-5136
Fax: 262-767-5209

Lori Maccari
Gateway Technical College
HERO Center
380 McCanna Parkway
Burlington, WI 53105-1536
maccaril@gtc.edu
Phone: 262-767-5164
Fax: 262-767-5209