Certificate of Achievement - Fire Technology

Location: William N. Pennington Health Science Center
Phone: 775-336-4270
Fax:
Website: http://www.tmcc.edu/public-safety/

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing the certificate will:

  • Learn about the different theaters of firefighting and prevention.
  • Identify and properly use the different equipment needed in the different theaters of firefighting.

Certificates of Achievement are a set of courses within an AAS degree that can serve as a stepping stone to an AAS degree or allow students to enter the workforce.  Certificates of Achievement have a general education component.

To earn a Certificate of Achievement, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements 1
Communications3
Human Relations3
Recommended:
Leadership and Human Relations
Mathematics3
Certificate Requirements
EMHS 200Leadership and Ethics in Emergency Service3
FT 101Introduction to Fire Protection3
FT 125Build Construction I3
FT 131Hazardous Materials3
FT 200ICS/NIMS/EOC3
Elective Requirements
Six additional units required. Select from the following or other FS courses listed in the catalog:6
Basic Wildland Firefighting
Fire Prevention I
Codes/Ordinances I
Total Units30
1

EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician I Basic Training is strongly recommended in addition to the other requirements.

Fire Technology students without prior fire service experience must take FT 101 Introduction to Fire Protection before entering the fire academy.

The curriculum follows National Wildland Cooperation Group standards.

For a suggested program sequence, please contact the academic advisement office at 775-673-7062.