2016-2017 Semester Catalog

Fire Officer I (FF31) Certificate

(Not Accepting New Students Into Program)

Campus Availability:

  • Gordon County Campus

Program Description:

The Fire Officer I 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 firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. Graduates will be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications level. Program graduates receive a Fire Officer I Technical Certificate of Credit. Students should be graduates of the Basic Company Officer Technical Certificate of Credit before enrolling in this program.

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 1110Fire Administration - Supervision and Leadership


FRSC 1132Fire Service Instructor


FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations


FRSC 2120Fire Protection Systems


Total Credit Hours: 14 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation