Firefighter II (Certificate)

Program Description

The Firefighter II technical certificate of credit program is conducted in cooperation with 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 Firefighter I certificate and parallels the Advanced Firefighter Curriculum being developed by the National Fire Protection Association. Students must be a graduate of Firefighter I technical certificate of credit or NPQ Firefighter I Certified. Program graduates receive a Firefighter II technical certificate of credit.

Note:  Candidate must be certified at the NPQ Firefighter I level to be eligible for NPQ Firefighter II certification.

 

Program Details

  • Major Code: FF21
  • Award Level: Technical Certificate of Credit
  • Location: Griffin Campus
  • Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring
  • Minimum Length of Program: 1 Term
  • Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 13

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
  • Physical exam and drug screening: A physical exam as outlined in Georgia O.C.G.A. 25-4-8(a)(5) as well as a ten-panel drug screen including Oxytocin must be submitted prior to the entering the firefighter program. (Required document)
  • Students, most commonly, will have to submit a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check as well as a seven-year motor vehicle background check in order to be placed in a clinical-ride-along facility to complete the clinical portions of the educational training. (Required document)
  • National Incident Management Systems Training (NIMS): Firefighter students must complete the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) 700a, 800b, 100b, and 200b courses of study prior to the end of the first week of class. The NIMS classes are offered online by FEMA at www.training.fema.gov. Students must present the course(s) completion certificate(s) before credit can be awarded. (Required document)
  • CPR certification: Students must provide a completed CPR certification prior to entering the firefighter program. Acceptable certification: American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider. A student who holds a valid AHA CPR card should present a copy of the card during the first week of class. (Required document)
  • 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.

Note: Firefighter I (FF11) and Firefighter II (FF21) are embedded TCCs of the Fire Service Professional Diploma (FSP2). Students must be enrolled in the Fire Service Professional Diploma (FSP2) to receive the Fire Fighter I (FF11) TCC and Firefighter II (FF21) TCC.

 

Background Check

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.

TermCourseTitleCredits
First Term
FRSC 1050Fire and Life Safety Educator I3
FRSC 1060Fire Prevention, Preparedness, and Maintenance3
FRSC 1070Introduction to Technical Rescue4
FRSC 1080Fireground Operations3

Note: Student must complete all courses in the same term with a grade of C or better.

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Program Advisor:
Jeffrey Hill
Jeffrey.hill@sctech.edu
Phone: 770-229-3060
Office: Mobile 8 Office 8B

Career and Academic Planning
Sharon Craft
Career Advisor
sharon.craft@sctech.edu
706-646-6143
Griffin Campus
Room 107