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Category: Graduation

The 96th SCC Fire Academy Graduates 24 Cadets

FAIRFIELD, CA: Solano Community College (SCC) is proud to announce the graduation of the 96th Fire Academy on May 18, 2016, 6:00 pm at the Vacaville Center, 2001 North Village Parkway, Vacaville, CA.

The SCC Fire Academy is a California State Fire Marshal accredited Firefighter 1 Academy that provides one of the required steps in becoming a full-time professional firefighter. The cadets had the opportunity to learn basic firefighting skills covering all aspects of the job from Firefighter rescue, hose evolutions, ladders, communications, and vertical ventilation to a live fire burn. They also received California State Fire Marshal certificates.

Contact information for more information call 707.864.7171.
About Solano Community College:
The College has served the community in Solano County since 1945 when it was founded as Vallejo Junior College. In the early 1970s, the College moved to its present Fairfield site, and is presently serving over 8,000 students throughout the academic year.

In addition to the campus in Fairfield, the College has one Center in Vacaville, and one in Vallejo. To further serve the community, SCC offers courses at Travis Air Force Base, and operates a School of Aeronautics at the Nut Tree Airport.

Currently, Solano Community College offers Associate Degrees and Certificates in various disciplines, to include transfer courses to California State Universities (CSU) and Universities of California (UC), and provides training in several trades. Solano will also begin offering a bachelor’s degree in Biomanufacturing in 2017. For more information, please visit us at

95th Fire Academy to Graduate 19 Cadets

Solano Community College (SCC) is celebrating the graduation of its 95th Fire Academy, graduating 19 cadets on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the SCC Vacaville Center. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00 pm. The College’s Fire Fighter I Academy has a 99% graduation rate. Cadets must complete a one year internship prior to being hired for a fire department. Richard MacKenzie, SCC Academy Administrator/Fire Instructor commented, “The Fire Fighter I Academy prepares cadets for careers in Fire Rescue. I, along with Chief Curt Henke, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department (Retired), and Chief Steve Vucurevich, Benicia Fire Department (Retired), are graduates of the SCC Fire Academy. The program has been revamped with an increase in required hours, in addition, the course content meet state requirements to become a Fire Fighter. This academy makes the students more marketable and prepared to enter the field. I am proud to be a graduate of the program and thirty plus years later come full circle to teach and mentor cadets!”

For more information about the Fire Fighter I Academy please contact Richard MacKenzie at or 707.863.7872, Ext. 5516.

SCC Graduation Streaming Video 2014

Please view the first streaming publication of our SCC Graduation Commencement Ceremony 2014.

Watch on YouTube Here: