Course Delivery Options

Course Delivery Options

Making education more accessible than ever.

Traditional delivery: A traditional course is one in which instruction is delivered fully on-site with face-to-face interaction between the instructor and student on a designated schedule. A traditional course may make use of computers, the internet, or other electronic media in the classroom. Students may be directed to online materials provided by publishers or to other internet accessible sources as part of their course work. Students may need access to a computer.

Example: Rescue Technician: Structural Collapse I/II on campus at the AFC or a Fire Instructor I being hosted at a local fire department.

Hybrid delivery: A hybrid course has fewer in-person course meetings than a traditional course. A portion of the course is delivered online and a portion is delivered at a designated site on a designated schedule (ex. skills/JPR testing). Students must have access to a computer. Hybrid courses incorporate the same competencies as courses offered in the traditional classroom. Instead of attending a course where an instructor provides a lecture and leads a classroom discussion, hybrid courses utilize the internet in various degrees to deliver course content. This allows students and instructors to overcome the constraints of time, geography, and career commitments.

Example: Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter course where much of the course content is reviewed without an instructor in a given time frame and at the student’s own pace. End-of-subject exams are conducted via computer through AFC Online. Skills review and testing are conducted face-to-face with skills proctors.

Additional conditions and requirements apply to certain courses.

Course DescriptionCampus/RTC/ETC DeliveryDepartment DeliveryTraditionalHybrid
Airport Fire Fighter
Alabama Smoke Diver
Emergency Care Provider
Emergency Vehicle Driver
Fire Apparatus Operator: Aerial
Fire Apparatus Operator: Airport Rescue Firefighter
Fire Apparatus Operator: Mobile Water Supply
Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper
Fire Department Safety Officer: Health and Safety Officer
Fire Department Safety Officer: Incident Safety Officer
Fire Fighter Bridge
Fire Fighter I RecertificationX*
Fire Fighter I/IIX*
Fire Fighter II
Fire Inspector I
Fire Inspector II
Fire Inspector III
Fire Instructor I
Fire Instructor II
Fire Instructor III
Fire Investigator I
Fire Investigator II
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer II
Fire Officer III
Fire Officer IV
Hazardous Materials/MWD Awareness
Hazardous Materials/MWD Operations
Hazardous Materials/MWD Awareness & Operations
Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Commander
Hazardous Materials/WMD Technician
Honor Guard
Live Fire InstructorX*
Marine Fire Fighter
Plan Examiner I
Public Fire & Life Safety Educator I
Public Fire & Life Safety Educator II
Public Information Officer
Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II
Rapid Intervention Crews
RT: Cave I/II
RT: Confined Space I/II
RT: Dive I
RT: Rope IX*
RT: Rope II
RT: Structural Collapse I/II
RT: Surface Water I/II
RT: Swiftwater Bridge
RT: Swiftwater I/II
RT: Trench I/II
RT: Vehicle Extrication I & Machinery Extrication I
RT: Vehicle Extrication II & Machinery Extrication II
RT: Wilderness I/II
VFF: Block 1
VFF: Block 2
VFF: Block 3

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