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Fire Officer Supervisor (Officer 1) CCC

Fire Officer Supervisor (Officer 1) Overview (6622)

Type of Award

CCC - College Credit Certificate

Program Website

www.palmbeachstate.edu/career-pathways/pathway-public-safety/default.aspx

Program Description

This program academically prepares the firefighter to assume the responsibility as a first line fire officer, and to challenge the state certification exam.

This program is geared for the sitting and prospective company officer. It trains the firefighter to lead in-service company fire safety inspections, use proper strategies and tactics to fight fire, be an effective incident commander, and serve as a trainer, mentor and middle manager.

Program Learning Outcomes

For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes

Admission Requirements

Completion Requirements

Students must successfully complete all courses listed in the catalog for this program.

Program Length

This program is 12 credits.

Location

The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.

For More Information

Kerry Weiss, Interim Director weissk@palmbeachstate.edu (561) 868-3811

Employment Opportunities

Existing firefighters can enhance their opportunity for advancement or employment by completing this program. Approximately 17percent of all firefighters in Florida hold the rank of first line supervisor or are in the acting position on a regular basis.

Career Path Notes

Company officer is usually the second rung of the fire service career ladder. This certificate will demonstrate that the firefighter has properly prepared him/herself academically for the position.

Credits earned in this certificate program will transfer into the Fire Science Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree.

Career Center

www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career

For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit: Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh

O-Net Online: www.onetonline.org

Required courses:

Required Courses (Credits:12)

FFP2120Building Construction Fire Protection (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2720Company Officer and Leadership (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2740Fire Service Course Delivery (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2810Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Course Sequence

Term One - Fall (Year One) (Credits: 6)

FFP2120Building Construction Fire Protection (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2720Company Officer and Leadership (AS)

3 Credits

Term Two - Spring (Year One) (Credits: 6)

FFP2740Fire Service Course Delivery (AS)

3 Credits

FFP2810Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 1 (AS)

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 12