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

*Currently employed fire protection personnel should contact the coordinator of the Fire Science program to discuss alternate 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.

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.

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.

Adjunct Faculty

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