The Fire Officer will prepare students currently employed in fire science occupations to qualify for promotions, such as to fire officer. This training utilizes curricula developed by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES, the training branch of the California State Fire Marshall) and meets California Board of Fire Services standards.* (*In order to receive CBFS certification as Fire Officer, students who successfully complete the Fire Officer program will also need to complete the Fire Fighter II certification process unless they have been appointed to the rank of officer - Lieutenant of higher - which waives this certification prerequisite.)
HLH 135 Emergency Medical Technician I (7 units)
FSC 62 Basic Wildland Fire Fighting (2 units)
FSC 63 Fire Fighter IA (4 units)
FSC 64 Fire Fighter IB (9 units)
Total Units Required for Certificate: 22
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete a Fire Officer Certificate of Achievement will be able to:
- Explain the first level fire officer's role.
- Define supervisor skills required at higher levels in fire administration.
- Expand their supervisory skills through report writing, legal aspects and instructor training techniques.
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CIP Code: 43.0203
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CIP Program Description: Fire Science/Firefighting
Program Name: Fire Officer
Program Level: Certificate of Achievement
Program Length: 2 semesters
The following table lists the ONET Code and ONET Title (SOC) for occupations related to this program
|ONET Code||ONET Title (SOC)
||Forest Fire Fighters
Estimated Cost of Program: $1,012.00 
Estimated Cost for Textbooks and Supplies: $146.75 
Mendocino College does not offer on-campus housing.
Number of students who completed this program between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012: 0
Because of the low number of students completing this program, Mendocino College does not report:
- The percentage of completers with student debt;
- The median cumulative debt for completers in this program;
- The amount of Federal student loan debt;
- The amount of Private loan debt;
- The amount of Institutional financing plan debt;
- The number of students who completed the program within the normal program time;
This information is not reported in compliance with FERPA regulations.
Program length is expressed in semesters. There are two 17-week semesters each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. Length of time is calculated as the number of semesters it would take a student to complete the program unit requirements if they enrolled at the minimum full-time level of 12 units per semester. Students may be able to accelerate their progress by enrolling in more units per semester or enrolling in Summer session, if courses are available. Time to complete the program may be longer than the normal program length if a student requires remedial course work.
 Program cost is estimated based upon current unit cost (Fall 2012) of $46.00 per unit plus any additional Course Material Fees for required courses. Additional required fees are also included.
Textbook cost estimate is based upon retail cost of new textbooks purchased through the Mendocino College Bookstore. A student's actual cost may vary based upon the availability of used textbooks, rental textbooks or electronic text books.
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Created: June 14, 2011 @ 07:56 AM
Last Modified: June 27, 2012 @ 11:38 AM