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Fire and Emergency Services



Student Organization:

Instructor for Protective Services




Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jeff Cooper

After 15 years as an active law enforcement officer, I began the Protective Services program at ATEC. This year will be my 10th year teaching this program, and I am looking forward to a great one!

I am the father of 3 sons, all in college, and I have been married for 26 years to Lori Cooper, also a teacher for KCSD.

I know you will enjoy being a student at WTC!

Emergency and Fire Management Services Course Listing

Students who successfully complete the Fire Fighter 1 course and qualify on the national-level firefighter certification test will be prepared to enter any fire service company in South Carolina straight out of high school. 

Fire Fighter 1     651482CD

Grades 10 - 12

2 units

Prerequisite: Be 16 years old by the start date of the course. This is a spring semester course. 

This course is based on the learning objectives listed in IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting, 7th Edition (2018), Sitllwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.  These objectives have been further modified by the South Carolina Fire Academy to meet the needs of the South Carolina fire service.  Course completion alone does not meet the criteria for achieving national certification for Fire Fighter 1.  National-level firefighter certification testing is separate.  A sports/medical physical is required prior to taking this class. Students need to be the age of 16 before the class begins to be eligible to test for the certification.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security Internship, WBC    651182CD

Grades 11 – 12                                                 

2 units

Prerequisite: Fire Fighter 1 and teacher recommendation

Students who have successfully completed the Fire Fighter 1 certification have the option of registering for this course with the recommendation of the teacher