Company Officer, Associate in Science

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.

Learning Outcomes

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

Required Core
FPTC 7Firefighting Strategies and Tactics3
FPTC 106Firefighter II Academy3.5
FPTC 112DInstructor I - Instructional Methodology1
FPTC 130ACompany Officer 2A - Human Resources2
FPTC 130BCompany Officer 2B - General Administrative1
FPTC 130CCompany Officer 2C - Fire Inspections and Investigations2
FPTC 130DCompany Officer 2D - All-Risk Command Operations2
FPTC 130ECompany Officer 2E - Wildland Incident Operations2
FPTC 131Hazardous Material Incident Commander Training0.5
FPTC 140I-300 Intermediate Incident Command System0.5
FPTC 142I-200 Basic Incident Command System0.5
Additional Requirements
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
Total Units60

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.  

The model sequence of coursework below is one pathway for students to complete the program. The information below is not an official educational plan. An MPC Counselor can assist you with creating a personalized education plan based on your academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling and up-to-date program requirements.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FPTC 7 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics 3
FPTC 106 Firefighter II Academy 3.5
FPTC 112D Instructor I - Instructional Methodology 1
FPTC 131 Hazardous Material Incident Commander Training 0.5
FPTC 142 I-200 Basic Incident Command System 0.5
Electives 6.5
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
Electives 6
Year 2
College Composition
or College Composition: Enhanced
LIBR 50 Introduction to Library and Research Skills 1
MPC GE Area A2 (MATH 16 Recommended) 4
MPC GE Area D (ADMJ 2 Recommended) 3
MPC GE Area F 3
Elective 1
MPC GE Area B and Lab 4
MPC GE Area C 3
MPC GE Area E2 (FPTC 1 Recommended) 3
Electives 5
 Total Units60

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All students should consult with a Counselor to discuss career pathways, for support with career exploration and planning, and to create a personalized education plan to help them meet their academic, career, and personal goals. Visit MPC’s Counseling website for more information about Counseling services provided by MPC and to connect with a Counselor.

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