This certificate program provides a comprehensive understanding of the skills necessary for success as a Company Officer/first line supervisor in the Fire Service industry. This program is designed to meet the needs of in-service professionals interested in promoting to a supervisory position and for those seeking to advance their knowledge in this area. Students will gain knowledge of leadership, finance, human resources, developing policy and procedures and managing critical incidents.
The estimation of students completing this certificate is 6 to 10 annually.
Completing the Company Officer Certificate of Achievement can lead to career opportunities including but are not limited to: Fire Captain, Fire Engineer/Driver-Operator, or Lieutenant.
Program specific learning outcomes are:
Explain the basic administrative functions in the fire service including budgeting, technology and human resources.
Demonstrate competency in planning, safety and management of large scale incidents.
Identify strategies to maintain a fire departments image and mission to the public.
This certificate requires 7 core classes totaling 17 credits.
(Y1 or S1)
|ADJ 150||Public Safety Leadership||3||S2|
|FSC 50A||Instructor I: Instructional Methodology||2.5||S1|
|FSC 70A||Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers||2.5||S1|
|FSC 70B||Company Officer 2B: General Administrative Functions||1.5||S1|
|FSC 70C||Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspection and Investigation||2.5||S2|
|FSC 70D||Company Officer 2D: All-Risk Command Operations||2.5||S2|
|FSC 70E||Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations for Company Officers||2.5||S2|
Shari Dempsey · 10/12/22
Program approved as recommended by NFN voting members on 10/5/22.
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