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V.C., Pump Operator Certificate

Certificate Type: V.C.
Major Code: PUMPOP-VC
CIP: 0743020302

This program provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. The curriculum covers pump theory, pump rating, pressure and vacuum gauges. Laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles will be covered. There will be a practical portion of the course that includes fire ground operations utilizing hand line and master fire streams, tandem pumping, drafting and relays. Students will participate in a series of driving maneuvers aimed specifically at the safe operation of various firefighting apparatus. After successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to take the State Pump Operator certification exam through the Bureau of Fire Standards.

Total program hours: 80

Major Courses
AvailableFFP0360Fire Apparatus Operations (Apparatus Operator)
This course covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles. There will be a practical portion of the course that includes fire ground evolutions using pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. Students must bring gloves and proper attire for water pumping exercises. After successful completion of FFP 0360 and FFP 0361, the student will be eligible to take the state pump operator certification exam through the Florida State Fire College. This course must be completed with a grade of 70% "C" or higher.
40
AvailableFFP0361Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Distribution Systems
This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. In addition, the curriculum covers pump theory, pump rating and pressure and vacuum gauges. Students will have to successfully complete FFP 0360 and FFP 0361 to be eligible to complete the state pump operator certification exam through the Florida State Fire College. This course must be completed with a grade of 70% "C" or higher.
40

Textbook information will be available online for each term's courses 45 days prior to the first day of classes for the term.

Each course offered by Seminole State is listed alphabetically and organized by the course prefix, catalog number and description. The courses in this catalog are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System, a system used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and 32 non-public institutions. Seminole State controls the description, credit and content of its own courses.

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