Move up in your fire safety career
This certificate is designed to incorporate the theory and applications necessary to become a credentialed Fire Officer.
This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.
First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
Projected employment for Florida
Projected Job Openings
Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Spring 2020 (570)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2020 (570), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.
Program Leadership Information
This certificate is designed to incorporate the theory and applications necessary to become a credentialed Fire Officer. Students who complete SPC's Certificate program in Fire Officer Supervisor will have completed courses in preparation for the Certificate of Competency test for Fire Officer I through the Florida State Fire College. Additional requirements outside of this certificate are required for Fire Officer I certification and details are available on the Florida Fire Board of Standards Training website (url:http://www.myfloridacfo.com/Division/SFM/BFST/default.htm#.VTexC5OMBdM).
These courses also apply towards the Fire Science Associate in Science (FIRE-AS) degree.
The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)
If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.
If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.
Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.
Florida CIP Code
0743020111: Fire Science Technology
Federal CIP Code
43.0201: Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician.
Job Related Opportunities
- Fire Officer
Must be a Florida Firefighter.
A minimum grade of "C" in all Support and Major courses.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Continue your education at SPC
SPC's Fire Officer Supervisor Certificate is part of and transfers to our Associate in Science degree in Fire Science Technology. The A.S. degree transfers to SPC's bachelor's degree in Public Safety Administration.
Firefighter In-Service Training
St. Petersburg College also offers in-service advanced training for fire professionals at the Fire and Public Safety Training Center and fire stations throughout Pinellas County.
You must be a Florida Firefighter to be admitted to this program.