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Course Delivery Methods

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 on campus. 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. Please contact training@alabamafirecollege.org for further information regarding a specific course.

* Indicates that the class requires approval from AFC Training Staff

Course Description Campus/RTC/ETC
Delivery
Department
Delivery 
Traditional Hybrid
Airport Fire Fighter X   X  
Alabama Smoke Diver X   X  
Emergency Care Provider X X X  
Emergency Vehicle Driver X X X X
Fire Apparatus Operator: Aerial X X X  
Fire Apparatus Operator: Airport Rescue Firefighter X   X  
Fire Apparatus Operator: Mobile Water Supply X X X  
Fire Apparatus Operator: Pumper X X X  
Fire Department Safety Officer: Health and Safety Officer X X X  
Fire Department Safety Officer: Incident Safety Officer X X X  
Fire Fighter Bridge X   X  
Fire Fighter I Recertification X X* X X
Fire Fighter I/II X X* X  
Fire Fighter II   X X X
Fire Inspector I X X X  
Fire Inspector II X   X  
Fire Inspector III X   X  
Fire Instructor I X X X  
Fire Instructor II X X X  
Fire Instructor III X   X  
Fire Investigator I X   X  
Fire Investigator II X   X  
Fire Officer I X X X  
Fire Officer II X X X  
Fire Officer III X   X  
Fire Officer IV X   X  
Hazardous Materials/MWD Awareness
Hazardous Materials/MWD Operations  
Hazardous Materials/MWD Awareness & Operations X X X X
Hazardous Materials/WMD Incident Commander X   X  
Hazardous Materials/WMD Technician X X X  
Honor Guard X   X  
Live Fire Instructor X X* X  
Marine Fire Fighter I X   X  
Plan Examiner I X   X  
Public Fire & Life Safety Educator I X   X  
Public Fire & Life Safety Educator II X   X  
Public Information Officer X   X  
Public Safety Telecommunicator I/II X   X  
Rapid Intervention Crews X X X  
RT: Cave I/II X   X  
RT: Confined Space I/II X   X  
RT: Dive I X   X  
RT: Rope I X X* X  
RT: Rope II X   X  
RT: Structural Collapse I/II X   X  
RT: Surface Water I/II X   X  
RT: Swiftwater Bridge X   X  
RT: Swiftwater I/II X   X  
RT: Trench I/II X   X  
RT: Vehicle Extrication I & Machinery Extrication I X   X  
RT: Vehicle Extrication II & Machinery Extrication II X   X  
RT: Wilderness I/II X   X  
VFF: Block 1 X X X X
VFF: Block 2 X X X X
VFF: Block 3 X X X X
VFF: Block 4 - Haz Mat A&O X X X X







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