Firefighter II

Offered at the Following Campus Locations

Program Overview

The Firefighter II Technical Certificate of Credit program is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Fire Academy and Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge, and credentials to serve as firefighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. The certificate builds upon skills and knowledge acquired in the Firefighter I certificate and parallels the Advanced Firefighter Curriculum being developed by the Georgia Fire Academy. Students must be a graduate of Firefighter I Technical Certificate of Credit or NPQ Firefighter I Certified. Program graduates receive a Firefighter II Technical Certificate of Credit. Note: Candidate must be certified at the NPQ Firefighter I level to be eligible for NPQ firefighter II certification.

Satisfactory completion of all program courses along with Firefighter I Certification entitles students to sit for the National Professional Qualifications Board Firefighter II Certification. Most employers consider this certification a minimum requirement for advanced jobs as a firefighter in the State of Georgia. The exams are not part of the program or cost of the program.

Starting with Spring-2016, all students participating in any STC’s Firefighter Certification program will be required to rent an NFPA compliant firefighting ensemble. This personal protective equipment will be fitted to each student who will utilize this important safety gear throughout each semester of a program. The fee for renting this equipment for 15-weeks is $554 and because it is a mandatory requirement to participate, it is eligible to be covered by a student’s financial aid.

Entrance Requirements

This program requires either the ACCUPLACER® or COMPASS college placement test and High School Diploma or GED. Minimum Required Age of 16.

ACCUPLACER® minimum scores: Reading Comprehension 55, Sentence Skills 60, Arithmetic 34

COMPASS minimum scores: Reading 70, Writing 32, Mathematics 26