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, EMT, and AEMT.

Note: criminal background checks and drug screens may be required based on the requirements for participation in clinical experiences. Completion of the program of study leads to a diploma in Firefighter/EMSP.

Length of Program: Six (6) Semesters

Locations offered:

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.

Gainful Employment: For more information regarding this program including job placement rate, on-time graduation rate, costs, and occupational information, please view the Datasheet

Entrance Date: Beginning of each semester.

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

Age: N/A

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.

1st Term
Books: $671.40
Fees: $309.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,315.40

2nd Term
Books: $1,000.00
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $1,335.00
Total: $2,619.00

3rd Term
Books: $199.40
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $801.00
Total: $1,284.40

4th Term
Fees: $284.00
Tuition: $623.00
Total: $907.00

5th Term
Books: $113.60
Fees: $324.00
Tuition: $890.00
Total: $1,327.60

Curriculum Credits

Curriculum Credits

1: Basic Skills Courses (8-9 hours)


ENGL 1010 Fundamentals of English I 3
PSYC 1010 Basic Psychology 3
And one of the following (3 hours) 3
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 3

3: Occupational Courses (44 hours)


FRSC 1040 Basic Firefighter - MODULE II 3
FRSC 1030 Basic Firefighter - MODULE I 5
FRSC 1020 BasicFirefighter-EMS Fundament 3
EMSP 1540 Clinical/PracticalApps forAEMT 3
EMSP 1530 Clinical Applications for AEMT 1
EMSP 1520 Advanced PatientCare for AEMT 3
EMSP 1510 Advanced Concepts for the AEMT 3
EMSP 1160 Clinical/PracticalApps for EMT 1
EMSP 1150 Shock and Trauma for the EMT 3
EMSP 1140 Special Patient Populations 3
EMSP 1130 MedicalEmergencies for EMT 3
EMSP 1120 EMT Assess/AirwayMgmtPharm 3
EMSP 1110 Introduction to EMT Profession 3
COMP 1000 Intro to Computer Literacy 3
FRSC 1141 Hazardous Materials Operations 4

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