Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How much does the program cost?
A: The cost of this program is the applicable cost of two semesters of full-time tuition/fees plus uniforms and books (approx. $1000).
Q: Can I get college credit for attending?
Q: Is financial aid available?
A: Financial aid is available. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.
Q: Is there an age requirement?
A: Students must be at least 20 years of age. There is no maximum age.
Q: When does the class meet?
A: The class will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Q: Where are classes held?
A: Classes are held on the Utica Campus of Mohawk Valley Community College.
Q: When does the program start?
A: The program starts each year at the end of August.
Q: What is the next step if I am interested in entering the program?
A: You should call or email the program Director.
Q: When is the physical fitness test offered?
A: The physical fitness test will be offered between April and July (Tests are scheduled until the class is full).
Q: What is the physical fitness requirement?
A: All individuals must meet or exceed the 40th percentile of the Cooper Standard prior to being considered for the program. The requirement is as stated below:
|Cooper Standard 40th Percentile|
|1 minute sit up||Max push-up||1.5 mile run|