Fire Officer Development


This certificate offers the basic skills required for an individual to successfully manage and lead firefighters in daily and emergency operations at a fire company level. This program provides exposure to materials used in promotional examinations.

Courses Credits
ENL101   3
Fire Prevention

FSC151 Fire Prevention

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of the fire prevention. Topics include history and philosophy of fire prevention, organizations and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plan review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation.

Co-requisite:* FSC150 or FSC100

Offered: Varies

* Currently employed fire protection personnel should contact the coordinator of the Fire Science program to discuss alternate options to meeting this requirement.

FSC152   3
FSC103   3
FSC153   3
FSC110   3
FSC120   3
FSC114   3
Total Credits 24

Career Outlook

This certificate offers instruction for firefighters who wish to upgrade their career status and for students who wish to transfer to an upper-level college or university.

This occupational profile is provided by O*NET.

Completion of a program is based on full time enrollment. Many of our students attend part time and may not complete within the one year timeline.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Fire Officer Development Certificate, students are able to: