Mar 23, 2019  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire and Emergency Medical Services Certificate

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Program Description

This program is a National Fire Academy Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Recognized Program. The program offers an entry level education in the principles and practical applications of fire and emergency medical services. Successful students can earn required state and national certifications necessary for securing employment with fire departments, industrial firms, governmental agencies, fire protection companies, healthcare agencies, and emergency medical services agencies. Individuals seeking entry level employment in municipal fire departments will need certification as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (FF/EMT). Successful completion of this Certificate is required for entry into the Associate of Applied Science Fire and Emergency Medical Services Technology degree.

Procedures for Application:

Complete all Tulsa Community College application and entry requirements. Prospective students must pass an appropriate college placement test for reading and writing at a successful level as a prerequisite for enrolling in the program courses. All other course prerequisites are indicated in the TCC catalog and must be satisfied before enrollment.

For More Information Contact:
Northeast Campus
Dr. “Chief” D. Craig Brown: (918) 595-8408

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the how, what, and why fire and emergency medical services members must work together as part of a team to help fire prevention, fire control, and fire extinguishment along with the legal aspects and responsibilities of their actions.
  • Demonstrate your ability to adhere to detailed instructions while critically analyzing technical material that presents their findings clearly and professionally utilizing essential business communication skills.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and professional behavior to successfully function as a Nationally Certified Firefighter.
  • Demonstrate the ability to integrate knowledge, skills, and professional behavior to successfully function as a Nationally Certified Emergency Medical Technician.
  • Demonstrate a solid working knowledge of fire behavior, building construction, hydraulics, hazardous materials chemistry, legal aspects of emergency services, fire prevention, fire code enforcement, fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire service administration.


Search careers related to this certificate at TCC Career Explorer and visit TCC Career Services to learn more about our free career planning and job preparation services.

Student Organizations

The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Student Association (FEMSSA) is great way to network with other students and professionals in the industry.  For more information see “Chief” Brown or stop by the Student Life office on campus.

Certificate Requirements

View a semester-by-semester course plan of study on the Fire & Emergency Medical Services Certificate Program Map .

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