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Certificate

Fire Officer Development

This certificate offers the basic skills required for an individual to successfully manage and lead firefighters in daily and emergency operations at a fire company level. This program provides exposure to materials used in promotional examinations.

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Requirements
CoursesCredits
ENL101   English Composition I 3
FSC151*   Fire Prevention 3
FSC152   Fire Protection Systems 3
FSC103   Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 3
FSC153   Building Construction for the Fire Protection 3
FSC110   Fire Codes and Ordinances 3
FSC120   Introduction ot Incident Management 3
FSC114   Fire Company Management 3
Total Credits 24

*Currently employed fire protection personnel should contact the coordinator of the Fire Science program to discuss alternte options to meeting this requirement.

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Upon completion of the Fire Officer Development Certificate, students are able to:

  • Function in a leadership capacity in fire and related public safety incidents.
  • Evaluate fire protection equipment for operability and compliance with safety standards.
  • Recognize the effect of combustion products on types of construction and impact on safety.
  • Perform basic fire prevention activities with code enforcement.
  • Perform management responsibilities of a first line supervisor in the fire service.

This certificate offers instruction for firefighters who wish to upgrade their career status and for students who wish to transfer to an upper-level college or university.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Adjunct Faculty
John Burke
Peter Burke
Geof Deering
Martin Greene
Dean Melanson
Robert Moran
Robert Tucker, Program Coordinator
Michael Young