2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Fire Officer II (FF51) Certificate

(Not Accepting New Students into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

The Fire Officer Level II Technical Certificate of Credit program is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Fire Academy and Georgia firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge, and credentials to serve as a Fire Company Officer in paid and volunteer fire departments. Upon successful completion of assigned NPQ tasks, graduates will have the opportunity to be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications Fire Officer II level. Note: Candidates must be certified at the level of NPQ Fire Officer I to be eligible for NPQ Fire Officer II certification.

Entrance Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • Completion of high school diploma or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply.
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math.
  • Transfer of previous post-secondary credits will be determined by the registrar.
  • Must be NPQ-I certified or certified at the Fire Fighter I level.
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate.
  • Conviction of a felony or gross misdemeanor may prohibit employment in field and may make a student ineligible to take licensing/certification exam(s) required for the profession. A background check and/or drug screen may be required by some agencies before a student attends a clinical practicum. For more information, contact the appropriate program advisor.

Occupational Curriculum (14 Credit Hours)

FRSC 1151Fire Prevention & Inspection

4

FRSC 1161Fire Service Safety and Loss Control

3

FRSC 2100Fire Administration Management

3

FRSC 2170Fire and Arson Investigation

4

Total Credit Hours: 14 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation