Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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Fire Officer Supervisor (Officer 1) (6622)


Type of Award
CCC - College Credit Certificate


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/Fire


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
Have a standard high school diploma or GED;
Complete an Application for Admission, located at
www.palmbeachstate.edu/admissions/Admissions-Applications.aspx.
Must be a working or volunteer firefighters.


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


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits:12
FFP2120 Building Construction Fire Protection 3
FFP2720 Company Officer & Leadership 3
FFP2740 Fire Service Course Delivery 3
FFP2810 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 1 3
Total Program Credits: 12

For individualized course sequence


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.


Gainful Employment
For more information about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other related information,
see www.palmbeachstate.edu/areasofstudy/GainfulEmployment.


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.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/