Fire Fighter (Limited Access Program), Vocational Certificate

Program Information

Vocational Certificate - Code 105600 - Catalog 2019/2000

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.

Financial Aid

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

Financing Options: For more information on grants, loans and work programs available see the Office of Financial Aid webpage at Students are also encouraged to apply for one of the many Daytona State College Foundation scholarships offered each semester. For more information see:

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees*: $1,091

Access Fee: $14.86 ($1.12 per credit)

Assessment Fee: $34

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 listed; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Complete the Fire Fighter program application. 

  • Complete a physical examination.

  • Complete a state-mandated criminal background check.

  • Be 18 years of age before completion of the program.

  • Have a standard high school diploma or a GED.

  • Cannot currently be on probation.

  • Have not been convicted of a misdemeanor related to the certification or to perjury or false statement, or of a felony, or of a crime punishable by imprisonment of one year or more.

  • Cannot  have a dishonorable discharge from any branch of the US Armed Forces.

  • Attending the mandatory Fire Fighter program Orientation.

  • Order classroom uniforms, rent firefighter bunker gear, purchase textbooks and classroom supplies/materials.

  • 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.


The following information is required by federal regulations to be provided to students for all vocational and certificate programs. Additional information on any career, job, or salary potential can be found at For additional career information, please see:

Program Length: The typical length of this program is one (1) semester (15 weeks) for a full-time student.  The Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP) lists the placement rate (2016-17) for this field at 61%.

CIP Code (6 digit) - 43.0203

Note: Need help preparing for your job search? Login to Daytona State's Career Services Online (CSO) to create your personal career account, or email your Daytona State College Career Advisor.

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.