2011-2012 Catalog 
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2011-2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Officer - Certificate

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See program requirement sheet. 

The Fire Officer Certificate program is a supplementary program designed to enhance the technical and general education of the career firefighter.

Edmonds Community College, in cooperation with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, has developed this system to provide the volunteer, paid firefighter and officer the opportunity to acquire an associate degree with a state standardized curriculum, and a program that will lead to an Associate of Applied Science-T Degree.

Other related fire service training may be accepted as elective credits, provided that the training course is tested and documented with a course description and outline with a minimum of 10 hours of training per course. Submission for approval must be within five years of said training to be accepted toward the Fire Officer Degree.

Modifications may be made with approval of the program coordinator.

Credit/Grade Requirements This Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of 39 credits as outlined. A minimum of 30 credits or one-third of the required credits, whichever is less, must be earned at Edmonds Community College. Students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all college-level courses.

Note: Elective courses may be selected with the approval of an FOD program adviser. Other related fire service training may be accepted based upon appropriate documentation and approval of the program coordinator.

Graduation Application A completed Graduation Application form must be submitted to Enrollment Services by the 10th day of the quarter in which the student expects to graduate. Forms are available online or at Enrollment Services located in Lynnwood Hall.

Students are advised to:

  • Plan their schedule several quarters in advance in order to accommodate courses that are offered only once or twice a year,
  • Review the college catalog for required course prerequisites and include these in schedule planning, and
  • Communicate with a faculty adviser.
Pam LeMay plemay@edcc.edu | 425.640.1371
Suzanne Jinneman sjinneman@edcc.edu | 425.640.1461
Business Training Center btc@edcc.edu | 425.640.1080
Department website
College Resources:  
Edmonds CC website www.edcc.edu
How to enroll www.edcc.edu/es
Transfer center www.edcc.edu/transfer
Advising appointments 425.640.1458
College bookstore www.edcc.edu/bookstore

Note: This requirement planning sheet is not a substitute for meeting with an academic adviser. Meeting the requirements to graduate with an Edmonds Community College degree or certificate is ultimately the responsibility of the student.

PGM Code – 829C
Effective summer 2011 | Rev: 02/11

Certificate Outcomes

Students completing this certificate will be able to:

  • Develop logical and critical thinking strategies to respond to fire officer emergencies.
  • Develop logical and critical thinking strategies to evaluate/prevent fires, hazards, other emergencies and deploy resources in emergency operations.
  • Understand the processes and operating principles to implement incident management.
  • Develop skills to train other fire officers and coordinate training programs.
  • Develop leadership skills to manage and supervise fire officers.

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