The Company Officer Associate in Science degree provides the student with the coursework needed to advance to, or be successful in, the position of Company Officer. Information covered in this program includes the management of personnel, all-risk command operations for the company officer, and the use of the incident command system.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Assess emergency situations and employ strategies and tactics to mitigate the situation.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate the skills needed to manage: personnel, incident conditions, and commanding resources on and off emergency incidents.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate in a command role, the knowledge necessary to manage emergency and non-emergency situations.
Associate in Science Degree Major Requirements
|FPTC 7||Firefighting Strategies and Tactics||3|
|FPTC 106||Firefighter II Academy||3.5|
|FPTC 112D||Instructor I - Instructional Methodology||1|
|FPTC 130A||Company Officer 2A - Human Resources||2|
|FPTC 130B||Company Officer 2B - General Administrative||1|
|FPTC 130C||Company Officer 2C - Fire Inspections and Investigations||2|
|FPTC 130D||Company Officer 2D - All-Risk Command Operations||2|
|FPTC 130E||Company Officer 2E - Wildland Incident Operations||2|
|FPTC 131||Hazardous Material Incident Commander Training||0.5|
|FPTC 140||I-300 Intermediate Incident Command System||0.5|
|FPTC 142||I-200 Basic Incident Command System||0.5|
|TOTAL MAJOR UNITS||18|
|Complete Competency Requirements, general education pattern (MPC General Education, CSU General Education, or IGETC), and electives, if needed, for a total of 60 degree-applicable units.||42|
Please refer to the graduation requirements section of the Catalog for information about degree and certificate requirements including Reading and Writing, Mathematics, Information Competency, and General Education requirements.
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