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Fire Fighter (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 1056 - Catalog 2018/2019

Teresa Campbell, Senior Staff Assistant, 386-506-4203,

David McCallister, Assistant Chair, 386-506-4177,

Sheila Ellison, Director, 386-506-4201,

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Program Mission:

The mission of the Fire Fighter program is to provide quality job training for students in this discipline, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, and fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.


This program prepares students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to safely and dependably perform fire-rescue duties during emergency and non-emergency response situations. Students learn the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of a firefighter in accordance with NFPA Standard 1001, Florida Administrative Code 69A-37, and Florida State Statute 633. This program is a contiguous program, in which Firefighter I and Firefighter II are offered in a series. Students desiring to obtain a State of Florida Certificate of Compliance (Firefighter II) must successfully complete the entire series (398 contiguous hours). They may then participate in the written and practical examinations administered by the state. This certification is required for employment as a firefighter. Job titles: Volunteer Firefighter, Career Firefighter.

The Fire Fighter vocational certificate program is certified through the Florida State Fire College.


Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Exhibit effective communication within the fire fighting field 
  2. Demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with the expectations for an entry level fire fighter
  3. Demonstrate safe practices within the fire fighting profession

Note: The length of this program makes it ineligible for federal and state financial aid.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $1,091*

Access Fee: $17 ($1.26 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $33

Lab Fees: FFP0010 - $299 (includes liability insurance); FFP0020 - $275

First Responder (if applicable): $150

Fire in the Field DVD: $75

Uniforms, Books and Supplies: $300

Personal Protective Equipment/Bunker Gear Rental: $700

Physical Examination: $120

State Application/Fingerprint Fee: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Must apply for admission to Daytona State College.
  • Must complete the Fire Fighter program application - available at the Fire Science Department office in March for June (Summer) class, in June for August (Fall) class, and in October for January (Spring) class.
  • Must have a physical examination.
  • Must successfully complete a state-mandated criminal background check.
  • Must be 18 years of age before completion of the program.
  • Must have a standard high school diploma or a GED.
  • Must not currently be on probation.
  • Must not have been convicted of a misdemeanor related to certification or to perjury or false statement, or of a felony, or of a crime punishable by imprisonment of one year or more.
  • Must not have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the US Armed Forces.
  • Must complete the Fire Fighter program Orientation.
  • Must order classroom uniforms, rent firefighter bunker gear, purchase textbooks and classroom supplies/materials.
  • Must register for the program and pay tuition and lab fees.
  • Must follow the rules and regulations outlined in the program's Student Handbook, as well as those of the Daytona State College Student Handbook.
  • Must not have used tobacco products (cigarettes, snuff, chewing tobacco, etc.) for one year prior to applying for the program.

Program Specific Courses

FFP0010Firefighter I


FFP0020Firefighter II


Sample Program of Study

FFP0010Firefighter I


FFP0020Firefighter II



Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.