Students who wish to concentrate on meeting the requirements for Fire Company Officer for entry level employment in the fire service or promotional opportunities will develop the required knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of Fire Company Officer and in fire suppression, fire prevention, training and administration. Opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional fire service personnel, students can expect to be trained in the latest theories and techniques as a Fire Company Officer and in fire technology, firefighting skills and emergency medical training.
40 -80 students annually.
Students completing this program will be able to identify and discuss the concepts and theories related to being a Fire Company Officer in the fire service including its history and development, fire prevention techniques and protection equipment, fire behavior and chemistry and firefighter safety. Students will also be able to recognize the tools and equipment used in the fire service and demonstrate their safe and proper use. Students will also demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to function within the fire service, as well as, display the values, ethics and professionalism required to be successful.
This certificate is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in the skills and methods used for a Company Officers in the fire service. Students will be taught the manipulative skills and technical knowledge in Incident Command Systems at Hazardous Materials Incidents, Instructional Methods, Human Resource Management, General Administration Responsibilities, Fire Inspections and Investigations and Wildland Incident Operations. These skills are required to qualify for employment and promotional positions with firefighting agencies. Additional opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms.
|Term||Course #||Course Title||Units|
|1||EMS 161||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 1 (REFRESHER)||1.5|
|1||FST 090||PRE-SERVICE FIRE ACADEMY||7.5|
|2||FST 223||HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT COMMANDER||0.75|
|2||FST 224||INSTRUCTOR 1 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY||2|
|2||FST 245||COMPANY OFFICER 2A HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT||2|
|2||FST 246||COMPANY OFFICER 2B GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTION||1|
|2||FST 159||I-200 BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)||0.75|
|3||FST 166||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS||0.25|
|3||FST 154||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1C INCIDENT CONSIDERATIONS||1.75|
|3||FST 247||COMPANY OFFICER 2C FIRE INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATIONS||2|
|3||FST 248||COMPANY OFFICER 2D ALL RISK COMMAND OPERATIONS||2|
|3||FST 249||COMPANY OFFICER 2E WILDLAND INCIDENT OPERATIONS||2|
|4||FST 226||INSTRUCTOR II INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT||2|
|4||FST 240||FIRE PREVENTION 1 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICER||1.5|
|4||FST 241||FIRE INVESTIGATION 1A FIRE ORIGIN AND DETERMINATION||2|
|4||FST 165||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TECHNICIAN||1|
|TERM 4||TOTAL UNITS||30.00|
Diann Thursby · 03/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 3-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.