FSP2 Fire Service Professional, Diploma

Offered at the Griffin Campus

Program Entrance Term: Fall, Spring, Summer
Minimum Length of Program: 3 terms
Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation: 48

Program Description

The Fire Service Professional Diploma is a sequence of courses designed in cooperation with Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council and Georgia State Office of Emergency Services and Trauma (SOEMST) to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge and credentials to serve as firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. Graduates will be tested and will be offered the opportunity to be certified at the National Professional Qualifications (Pro-Board) at the Firefighter I and II levels and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians at the Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) level. Program graduates receive a Technical Certificate of Credit in Firefighter I, II, and EMR. Note: Candidate must be certified at the NPQ Firefighter I level to be eligible to challenge the Pro-Board Firefighter II certification process. Candidate must hold Pro-Board Firefighter 1 certification in order to meet prerequisites to challenge the Pro-Board Firefighter II certification process. The EMR certificate element of this program prepares students to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system. The EMR curriculum offers candidates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide lifesaving interventions while awaiting additional EMS response and ability to assist higher level personnel at the scene and during transport. EMR level personnel function as part of a comprehensive EMS response under medical oversight. The EMR certificate provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry-level occupations in a variety of pre-hospital, industrial, and first responder settings. After successful completion of a SOEMST approved EMR program the graduate may take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians EMR certification examination. Students enrolled in this diploma will be eligible to be awarded the Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Emergency Medical Responders TCCs as they complete all the required courses for each TCC.

Note: criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences.

Admission Requirements

  • Submit completed application and application fee
  • Be at least 18 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
  • Physical exam and drug screening: A physical exam as outlined in Georgia O.C.G.A. 25-4-8(a)(5) as well as a ten-panel drug screen including Oxycodone must be submitted prior to the entering the firefighter program. (Required document)
  • Students, most commonly, will have to submit a satisfactory state and federal criminal background check as well as a seven-year motor vehicle background check in order to be placed in a clinical-ride-along facility to complete the clinical portions of the educational training. (Required document)
  • National Incident Management Systems Training (NIMS): Firefighter students must complete the National Incident Management Systems (NIMS) 700a, 800b, 100b, and 200b courses of study prior to the end of the first week of class. The NIMS classes are offered online by FEMA at www.training.fema.gov. Students must present the course(s) completion certificate(s) before credit can be awarded. (Required document)
  • CPR certification: Students must provide a completed CPR certification prior to entering the firefighter program. Acceptable certification: American Heart Association—BLS for Health Care Provider. A student who holds a valid AHA CPR card should present a copy of the card during the first week of class. (Required document)
  • Dress code/program uniform: Students are expected to dress in a professional manner. Sleeveless shirts and shorts/cutoff pants, flip flops or open toe shoes will not be allowed. Professional appearance is encouraged of all students attending the Firefighter Training Course. Program shirts and uniform requirements will be discussed during the first week of class.

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 1020BasicFirefighter-EMS Fundament


FRSC 1030Basic Firefighter - MODULE I


FRSC 1040Basic Firefighter - MODULE II


FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations


Second Term

FRSC 1050Fire and Life Safety EducatorI


FRSC 1060Fire Prev,Preparedness&Maint


FRSC 1070Introduct to Technical Rescue


FRSC 1080Fireground Operations


MATH 1012Foundations of Mathematics


Third Term

ALHS 1090MedTerm/Allied Health Sciences


ALHS 1011Structure/Funct of Human Body


EMSP 1010Emergency Med. Responder


COLL 1500Student Success


ENGL 1010Fundamentals of English I



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