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Fire Services Leadership Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION (10503143)

Credits: 3.00

Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • General Contractor's License
  • Building Inspector License

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Learners will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION (10503195)

Credits: 3.00

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

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FIRE PREVENTION (10503151)

Credits: 4.00

Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • Fire Inspector NFPA® 1031-2009 Certification

FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS (10503194)

Credits: 3.00

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.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • 47-503-744 WTCS Certified Driver Operator Part 1 & 47-503-745 WTCS Certified Driver Operator Part 2

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (10503154)

Credits: 2.00

Provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • 47-503-781 Hazardous Materials Technician
  • OSHA® 19-10-120

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT (10196190)

Credits: 3.00

In Leadership Development, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to fulfill a leadership role in the workplace. Each learner will: evaluate leadership skills, demonstrate leadership effectiveness, meet organizational requirements, carry out individual and group motivation strategies, implement mission, vision and goal setting, display ethical behavior, establish a personal leadership style, practice situational leadership, understand the impacts of power, facilitating employee development, coaching, managing change and effective conflict resolution.

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LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY (10196169)

Credits: 3.00

In Leading Change and Diversity, learners apply the skills and tools necessary to implement and maintain a diverse work environment which understands and values the change process. Each learner will: demonstrate change management strategies, assess the current extent of diversity in the workplace, evaluate the effect of perceptions, attitudes, biases, prejudice, stereotypes and organizational culture on diversity, recognize barriers and take corrective measures, implement diversity management strategies and measure and celebrate success.

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MATH WITH BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (10804123)

Credits: 3.00

This course covers real numbers, basic operations, linear equations, proportions with one variable, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuity, apply math concepts to the purchasing/buying process, apply math concepts to the selling process and basic statistics with business/consumer applications.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT (10196168)

Credits: 3.00

Apply the skills and tools necessary to effectively deal with organizational behavior and change. Each learner will: demonstrate the application of the impacts of globalization on an organization, deal with organizational culture, prepare for change and future challenges affecting organizations, assist in organizational decision making, planning, mission, vision and goal development, conduct performance management and understand the role of organizational structure.

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PRINCIPLES OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES SAFETY AND SURVIVAL (10503192)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • 47-503-764 Certified Fire Officer II

STRATEGIES, TACTICS & INC MGMT (10503156)

Credits: 4.00

Provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

Industry Credentials Accepted:

  • 47-503-730 State Certified Fire Fighter II

TECHNICAL REPORTING (10801197)

Credits: 3.00

Prepare and present written, oral and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills and ethically responsible professional communication strategies.

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THINK CRITICALLY & CREATIVELY (10809103)

Credits: 3.00

This course provides instruction on the vital, realistic and practical methods of thinking which are in high demand in all occupations of substance today. Decision making, problem solving, detailed analysis of ideas, troubleshooting, argumentation, persuasion, creativity, setting goals and objectives and more are considered in depth as the student applies specific thinking strategies and tools to situations in a wide variety of workplace, personal, academic and cultural situations. Classroom instruction is demonstration, discussion, project and teamwork based. Assignments range from the short and simple to the detailed and complex. Reality and practicality are the focuses all through the course. These skills are in high demand by employers. Having this course in your background can significantly enhance your appeal as an employee. It certainly will make you a more adept and confident person.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments is designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

NTC Assessments Offered:

National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.