Fire Service Professional (Diploma)

Program Description

The Fire Service Professional Diploma is a sequence of courses designed in cooperation with Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council and Georgia State Office of Emergency Services and Trauma (SOEMST) 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 (Pro-Board) at the Firefighter I and II levels and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at the Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) level. Program graduates receive a Technical Certificate of Credit in Firefighter I, II, and EMR. Note: Candidate must be certified at the NPQ Firefighter I level to be eligible to challenge the Pro-Board Firefighter II certification process. Candidate must hold Pro-Board Firefighter 1 certification in order to meet prerequisites to challenge the Pro-Board Firefighter II certification process. The EMR certificate element of this program prepares students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. The EMR curriculum offers candidates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and ability to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. EMR level personnel function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. The EMR certificate provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level occupations in a variety of pre-hospital, industrial, and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination. Students enrolled in this diploma will be eligible to be awarded the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Emergency Medical Responders TCCs as they complete all the required courses for each TCC.

Program Detail

  • Major Code: FSP2
  • Award Level: Diploma
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Minimum Length of Program: 3 Terms
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 48

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Submit official high school transcript or GED transcript with test scores and ALL post-secondary transcripts in an official sealed envelope
  • Meet assessment requirements

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement
A criminal history will not hinder a student from receiving a certificate, diploma, or degree in a Public Safety program from Southern Crescent Technical College; however, a student with a criminal background may be denied employment in the public safety field.

Approximate additional costs other than tuition, fees, and textbooks.

Course text:

Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th (IFSTA)

Dress Code / Program uniform:

Students are expected to dress in a professional manner. Sleeveless shirts and shorts/cutoff pants, flip flops or open toe shoes will not be allowed. Professional appearance is encouraged of all students attending the Firefighter Training Course. Program shirts and uniform requirements will be discussed during the first week of class.

Hoods and Gloves:

Students shall provide their own firefighting hoods and gloves which can be purchased through the bookstore. Any student wishing to purchase their own hoods and gloves outside the bookstore must ensure the each of the items are NFPA compliant for structural firefighting.

The following is a suggested path to complete this program in a timely manner. An individual’s path to completion may be different based on institutional and personal factors affecting his/her academic progress.

Note: While all courses are offered, they may vary by term and campus. See the program advisor for any questions.

First Term
FRSC 1020Basic Firefighter - Emerg. Services Fundamentals3
FRSC 1030Basic Firefighter - MODULE I5
FRSC 1040Basic Firefighter - MODULE II3
FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations4
Second Term
FRSC 1050Fire and Life Safety Educator I3
FRSC 1060Fire Prevention, Preparedness, and Maintenance3
FRSC 1070Introduction to Technical Rescue4
FRSC 1080Fireground Operations3
MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics3
Third Term
ALHS 1090Medical Terminology for Allied Health Sciences2
ALHS 1011Anatomy and Physiology5
EMSP 1010Emergency Medical Responder4
COLL 1500College Success and Career Exploration 3
ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I3

Program Advisor:
Jeffrey Hill
Phone: 770-229-3060
Office: Mobile 8 Office 8B

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
Griffin Campus
Room 107