Fire Service Certificate (FSTC)

Description

The Fire Service Certificate program provides specific education, training, and skills needed to obtain employment at a fire department. The Emergency Medical Technician course and the Firefighter 1 and 2 courses, included within the certificate, prepare students for the State of Ohio's Certification exams. Successful completion of the state exams is required before certification cards are issued by the State of Ohio.

The Fire Service Certificate program offers a fast track to employment. All credits earned while completing this certificate count towards completion of the Fire Service Technology associate's degree.

Related Programs

Program Code

FSTC.CT1

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Work at fire departments

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Firefighter
  • Emergency Medical Technician

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$28,000 – $33,000 annually

Employment Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that employment for firefighters will increase by about 9 percent through 2020, and employment of EMTs will increase by more than 40 percent through 2020.

Gainful Employment Data

Curriculum

Fire Service Certificate (FSTC)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
FST 100 Fire Cadet Fundamentals ( T) 2 2 3
FST 105 Fire Cadet Physical Preparedness ( T) 1 2 2
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician Theory and Practice ( T) 5 4 7
FST 123 Principles of Emergency Services ( T) 3 0 3
Semester 2      
FST 120 Fire Behavior and Combustion ( T) 2 0 2
FST 129 Fire Prevention ( T) 3 0 3
FST 14X Firefighter Elective (T)       11
Total Credits:   16 8 31

Electives

Firefighter Elective  
Select one of the following: 10
FST 145
Career Firefighter 1 and 2  
FST 141
  & FST 142
Firefighter 1
   and Firefighter 2
 

Contacts

Program Chair
William (Bill) Mehbod, BS, EMT-P
(513) 569-4946