Program Description: The Firefighter/Emergency Medical Services Professional diploma program is designed to prepare students for entry level employment in the public safety areas of fire service and emergency medical services. Upon completion of the Firefighter/Emergency Medical Services Professional diploma, students may be eligible for certification and/or licensure in the following areas: Firefighter I, Firefighter II, EMT and AEMT.

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

Student Learning Outcomes:
• Students will demonstrate ventilating a pitched roof using an axe with 100% accuracy, given ventilation tools and a suitable site.
• Students will demonstrate assembling the equipment and charging the line in preparation to produce a foam stream with 100% accuracy, given the fire hose and nozzle provided, foam concentrate, and in-line educator.
• Students will perform emergency decontamination procedures with 1005 accuracy, given a conscious contaminated victim in a life threatening situation and proper tools.

Program Offered at the Following Sites: Thomasville, Tifton

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Cost of Program: Click Here.

Gainful Employment: Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

Entrance Requirements: Refer to Admission criteria. Click for Entrance Score Requirements.

Age: Applicant must be 18 years of age or older.

Education: An applicant must be a high school graduate or the equivalent (GED). College transcripts will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Advisor: A Program Advisor should be consulted prior to enrolling in any course. An advisor will be assigned by admissions.

Program Final Exit Point: Firefighter/EMSP, Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation: 53 minimum semester hour credits required for graduation.

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Credit Hours

1. Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)
ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
And one of the following (2-3 hours)
EMPL 1000 Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development 2
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology (3)
And one of the following (3 hours)
MATH 1012 Foundations of Mathematics 3
MATH 1013 Algebraic Concepts (3)
MATH 1015 Geometry and Trigonometry (3)
2. Institutional Credit (3 hours)
COLL 1500 Student Success
Roney, Eric
Fire Science Technology Faculty
School of Professional Services
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