In partnership with NCTC, students will earn the BASIC FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATE.
Courses are taught through lectures, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through local fire departments. Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:
- Demonstrate the desirable qualities of a basic firefighter that contribute to high professional and ethical standards.
- Function effectively during high-stress situations. Such situations may include physical exertion, austere environments, victim extrication, basic or advanced life support patient treatments, victim rescue, and fire suppression.
- Coordinate scene management during hazardous situations.
- Establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patients, victims, and the public.
- Concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care, rescue and fire incidents.
Courses and credit hours () required to earn the Basic Firefighter Certificate.
- FIRS 1203 FIREFIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION — (2)
- FIRS 1301 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I — (3)
- FIRS 1313 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION III — (3)
- FIRS 1319 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION IV — (3)
- FIRS 1323 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION V — (3)
- FIRS 1329 FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VI — (3)
- FIRS 2188 INTERNSHIP-FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY/TECHNICIAN — (3)
- Total credit hours for this semester — (18)
Total credit hours — (24)