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This program is either discontinued or under review - and is only shown for archival purposes.

Credits breakdown

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL1101 College Writing
Goal: 1 *
FIRE1180 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE2020 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FIRE2030 Fire Instructor I 2
FIRE2040 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE2050 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE2060 Strategy and Tactics 2
FIRE2080 Fire Service Leadership and Management 3

Total Credits: 22


About this program

The Fire Department Company Officer program is designed for individuals who have a minimum of two years experience as fire service personnel. The program prepares individuals for the role of company officer, the individual who organizes, coordinates and controls a fire response team. The Fire Company Officer Program presents critical subject matter to students who, upon completion of the certificate, would be prepared to serve as a fire department supervisor. Program graduates receive a fire company officer certificate of credit. The program meets qualification standards for state certification in the state in which the student resides.

Program outcomes

1. Demonstrate competency in conducting emergency scene operations.
2. Demonstrate competency in leading subordinates.
3. Integrate leadership theories into daily interactions and management duties.
4. Articulate the companies' and the fire department's role in the community.
5. Demonstrate competency in developing and presenting company level training.
6. Demonstrate an ability to align company physical needs with the department's budget process.
7. Demonstrate competency in writing company level legal documents.
8. Be prepared to obtain a Minnesota Fire Officer I and II certification, or the equivalent in their state of residence.

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Program accreditation

The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (800) 621-7440, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504.