2021-2022 College Catalog

Firefighter I TCC

Firefighter I TCC (Major Code: FF11)

Program Description

The Fire Fighter I Technical Certificate of Credit is conducted in cooperation with the Georgia Fire Academy and Georgia Fire Fighter Standards and Training to ensure graduates have the skills, knowledge and credentials to serve as entry-level fire fighters in paid and volunteer fire departments. Graduates will be tested and certified at the National Professional Qualifications level and receive NPQI certification. Program graduates receive a Fire Fighter I Technical Certificate of Credit.

Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the exam administered by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council for NPQI and Hazardous Materials Awareness and hazardous Materials Operations.

Certifying Agency: Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council 1000 Indian Springs Dr., Forsyth, Georgia 31029-9599

Career Information


Fire Inspectors and Investigators

Career Projections

The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 17% nationally and 18% in the State of Georgia over the next several years. Estimated salaries in this field start at $36,000 a year.
Labor market data was compiled using Economic Modeling Specialists, international and is updated annually.

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Admission Requirements

General College Admissions Requirements

Additional Program Admissions Requirements

Must be 18 years of age

Blood and Airborne Pathogens

Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens.

These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at https://tcsg.edu/tcsgpolicy/tcsg_policy_manual.pdf.

Program Contact Information

Corbett Davis

Program Coordinator, EMT, AEMT, Fire, Paramedics

Academic Building D1108C



Program Length and Cost

Minimum Program Length in Semester Terms: 2 terms
Program Credit Hours: 15
Estimated Program Cost: $2,824

Course Outline


Occupational Courses (15 Credits)

FRSC 1020Basic Firefighter - Emergency Services Fundamentals


FRSC 1030Basic Firefighter - MODULE I


FRSC 1040Basic Firefighter - MODULE II


FRSC 1141Hazardous Materials Operations


Total Credit Hours: 15


Program Outcomes

1. The graduate will be able to show skills related to systematic and careful procedures used to respond to fires.
2. The graduate will be able to show skills related to duties when not responding to fires and other emergencies.
3. The graduate will be able to show skills related to becoming a competent member of a firefighting team.