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Firefighter Certificate

 
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Technical Certificate

 

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer
Program Coordinator: Dr. Nancy Thomas

The Firefighter Technical Certificate is offered as a catalyst for students who seek employment with a fire department. This provides the student with four basic courses required by the fire service industry. At the completion of these courses, students are able to take state certifications for licensure.

The mission of the Fire Science program is to provide a venturous and progressive modern educational experience in all aspects of fire protection and safety, leading to a useful associate degree or specific educational endeavor for all students regardless of gender. The faculty is committed to provide learning experiences which are girdled with 21st Century Learning Outcomes, especially targeted at critical thinking, the community, communication and information management core competencies.

Students develop entry-level skills for firefighting in this program. Students learn to effectively use the same mental approach or action plan for all types of fires. The program stresses leadership with a venturesome and progressive approach to applying principles of management - particularly those related to modern concepts of leadership, discipline, morale, and command. The goal is to develop decision-making skills that result in more effective firefighting and management.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
Certificate Requirements
FRSC0100 Firefighter I
5
FRSC0211 Firefighter II
3
EMTC0123 Emergency Medical Technician
8
HZMT0120 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations
4
EMTC0124 Emergency Medical Technician II
4
Total for a Firefighter Certificate
25-26

*See course description for prerequisite.