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Firefighter Certificate

Firefighter Certificate

Firefighter Certificate

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Firefighter II Certification is one of the fastest growing certificate programs at Hocking College and can be earned in just one semester!

Our students apply direct, hands-on firefighting in our enclosed “burn” building; develop decision-making skills in life-like emergencies and learn to operate our fire trucks, including our 100-foot bucket truck.

With state-of-the-art firefighting equipment, experienced, certified instructors and hands-on practice, our students consistently achieve a 100% passing rate on the state-certified exam. The state mandate of Firefighter II Certification, for all full-time firefighter employees in Ohio, creates full-time, permanent employment for our Firefighter II students.



Build onto your Certification Program with Hocking College

Interested in an associate degree, also? After successfully completing Firefighter II Certification, not only are you employable, you have earned credits toward completing Hocking’s Fire and Emergency Services associate degree in only 4 more semesters.

How about a Bachelor degree? After you earn your Fire and Emergency Services associate degree you can continue your education in Bachelor degree programs through our articulation agreements with other colleges in Ohio and across the country.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Occupational Certificate in Firefighter Certificate

Total Credit Hours:
13.5

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,304.00

Class Hours: 7.0
Lab Hours: 20.5

Total Credit Hours:
13.5

Estimated Course Fees:
$1,304.00

Class Hours: 7.0
Lab Hours: 20.5

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  FS-1115 Fire Fighter I & II 7.00 16.00 12.00 $900.00
  FS-1102 Emergency Vehicle Defensive Driving 0.00 1.50 0.50 $294.00
  EM-1134 Basic Life Support (CPR)/BFA 0.00 3.00 1.00 $110.00
    Totals 7.00 20.50 13.50 $1,304.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 7.00 Lab Hours: 20.50 Cost: $1,304.00

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Firefighter Certificate

A Career in Fire Services Promises a Fiery Future

Graduates of this program are often employed as firefighters or volunteer firefighters.

Employment is available with municipal fire departments, governmental and privately-owned emergency services, industrial fire, health or emergency services.


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 Want to learn more about a career in this red hot field? Check out our ebook about becoming a firefighter.

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Why Choose the Fire and Emergency Services Program at Hocking College? 

We've got a few reasons. Watch the video below and see for yourself.

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Firefighter Certificate:

  • Real-life experience in a “burn” building.
  • Develop decision-making skills in life-like emergencies.
  • Learn to operate fire trucks, including a 100-foot bucket truck.

Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 0%
2015 - 2016 0%
2014 - 2015 0%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 0%
2015 - 2016 0%
2014 - 2015 0%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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