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Summer Semester 2021 Catalog

Fire Fighter I, Technical Certificate of Credit

Overview

Offered at the Augusta Campus

Entrance Dates: Fall Semester
Length of Program: Two Terms
Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 15

Program Description: The Firefighter I program is designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment in a fire service environment. This technical certificate program is conducted in cooperation with Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge and credentials to serve in today’s modern fire service. Graduates will be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications (NPQ) System Fire Fighter I level according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. High school diploma or GED is not required upon admittance, but must be obtained upon 50% completion of coursework.

Employment Opportunities: Graduates are in demand for employment in private and public sector fire departments. Positions available to graduates include entry level firefighter, public educator, juvenile fire setter intervention programs, fire inspection and prevention officer, facilities safety officer, in-house fire brigade officer and communications officer.

*Program offered based on employment demands and in collaboration with local business and industry training.

Curriculum Outline

Occupational Courses, 15 credits

FRSC 1020BASIC FIREFIGHTR EMER SVC FUND

3

FRSC 1030BASIC FIREFIGHTER-MODULE I

5

FRSC 1040BASIC FIREFIGHTER-MODULE II

3

FRSC 1141HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPER

4

Notes:

  • A grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses.
  • A student who does not earn a grade of “C” or higher in any two courses with the prefix FRSC will be suspended from the program for one year. Before re-entering the program, the student must complete an individualized remedial program assigned by the department head. After the third unsuccessful attempt of any courses with the FSC prefix, the student will not be allowed to re-enter the Fire Fighter I program.
  • Students must be eighteen (18) years of age and satisfy NFPA 1582, Standard on medical requirements for Fire Fighters, or provide a physicians release to participate. All candidates should be in excellent physical condition. Additional physical fitness requirements may be added based on any revisions or updates to NFPA guidelines and standards or actions otherwise directed by the Georgia Standards and Training office. Students will be expected to rent or purchase all turn out gear necessary to the completion of the course.
  • Students may enroll in FRSC 1020 and 1040 prior to age eighteen and/or before obtaining a medical release from their physician. However students must meet the eighteen (18) year requirement before enrolling in FRSC 1030 or FRSC 1040.
  • 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 advisor.