The cadet program provides an opportunity for junior and senior high school students to explore a career in the emergency services field with particular emphasis on developing some fundamental skills in the fire and emergency medical fields. In addition to studying fire science and emergency medicine, the cadets are taught such skills as team building, decision-making, and problem solving. This is a hands-on course and is physically demanding. The cadets participate in training fires and are instructed in first aid and CPR.
Cadets enrolled will earn high school credits for physical education, an elective and science. Seniors have the option of enrolling with Portland Community College and may earn 12 college credits through a dual credit program.
Complete the Cascadia Tech Academy Cadet Application and provide recommendation from counselor.
Students must provide blue pants, black belt, black boots and a text book.
Applicants must pass a drug screening test (drug screening is at student’s expense), pass a sports physical (provided at student’s expense), and pay a $100 lab fee.
Juniors and seniors only (seniors given preference) who indicate a career interest in firefighting, 911 dispatching, fire prevention or arson investigation. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
Applicants must provide their own transportation to the off-campus training facility.
Time: Monday-Friday from 7:50-10:10 am. The Cadet Program follows the Evergreen School District calendar.
Credit: Three credits for full year
Costs: $150.00 lab fee, plus cost for drug screening