2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Fire Fighter II (FF21) Certificate

(Not Accepting New Students Into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

The Firefighter II Technical Certificate of Credit 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 firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. The certificate builds upon skills and knowledge acquired in the Fire Fighter I certificate and parallels the Advanced Firefighter Curriculum being developed by the Georgia Fire Academy. Graduates will have the opportunity to be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications Firefighter II level. Note: Candidates must be certified at the NPQ Firefighter I level to be eligible for NPQ Firefighter 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.

Note: Upon successful completion of the Firefighter I and Firefighter II programs, students may participate in the State Firefighter Certification testing. However, in order to participate in the certification testing process, students must first present documentation that they are in good physical condition as determined by a medical exam. Because the courses in Firefighter I are physically strenuous in nature, GNTC strongly recommends that students get their medical exam prior to participating in the courses.

Required Courses (13 Credit Hours)

FRSC 1050Fire & Life Safety Educator I


FRSC 1060Fire Prev,Preparedness&Maint


FRSC 1070Introduct to Technical Rescue


FRSC 1080Fireground Operations


Total Credit Hours: 13 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation