BF11-Basic Fire Company Officer, Technical Certificate of Credit

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 1 term
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 13

Program Description

The Basic Fire Company Officer Technical Certificate of Credit program is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Fire Academy and Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge and credentials to serve as firefighters and company officers in paid and volunteer fire departments. Graduates will be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications level. Program graduates receive a Basic Fire Company Officer Technical Certificate of Credit. Exit examination can be administered for Basic Fire Company Officer after these courses have successfully completed and the respective task book has been completed. If the exit examination and task book are successfully completed, the candidate will be issued an NPQ Certification Application through GFSTC.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 16 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
  • Students must be enrolled in the Fire Science Degree (FS13) or Diploma (FST2) program to be awarded this TCC.

Public Safety Employment Awareness Statement

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.

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.

Program Courses

First Term

FRSC 1121Firefighting Strat and Tactics


FRSC 2110Fire Service Hydraulics


FRSC 2130Fire Serv Build Construct


FRSC 2141Incident Command


Note: All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.