2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Basic Fire Company Officer (BF11) Certificate

(Not Accepting New Students into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

Exit examination can be administered for Basic Fire Company Officer after these courses have been successfully completed and the respective task book has been completed. If the exit examination and task book are successfully completed, the candidate will be issued an NPQ Certification Application through GFSTC.

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.

Required Courses (13 Credit Hours)

FRSC 1121Firefighting Strategy and Tactics


FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics


FRSC 2130Fire Service Building Construction


FRSC 2141Incident Command


Total Credit Hours: 13 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation