All costs are covered for Phlebotomy and Firefighter students this Spring at FGC!

As part of the Governor’s Emergency Education Relief under the CARES act, FGC has received Rapid Credentialing funding which may be used to assist students with educational training in the programs of Phlebotomy and Firefighter.

What does this mean for you? 

If you enroll in the Phlebotomy or Firefighting program in Spring 2021, all of your out of pocket expenses may be covered. This includes tuition, fees, course supplies, transportation costs, etc.

What are the requirements to be eligible for Rapid Credentialing scholarship?

To be eligible, students must:

  • Complete FGC’s online admission application found at and choose Phlebotomy or Firefighter as your program of study. Apply now and be ready to register October 26th.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (you do not have to be eligible for financial aid, but FAFSA completion is required)
  • Meet with your program advisor to be advised, enroll in your courses and complete the grant Application

For details on additional program admission requirements and course requirements, select a program below:

Phlebotomy, O.C.

Clinicals are required for this course. Clinicals may not follow regular college schedule. Clinical assignments may include weekdays, evenings or weekends. Students will be required to submit current physical and immunizations. Drug alcohol and background screen must be completed and student must be cleared prior to attending clinicals.

The Phlebotomy course prepares a student for employment as a phlebotomist. A phlebotomist obtains blood by venipuncture or skin puncture and is an integral part of a clinical laboratory. Please see course information packet on the FGC website.

Program Notes

  • Fall term each year
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Hands-on learning environment


  • Phlebotomist

Phlebotomy Application Packet

Click Here for more information about the Phlebotomy Certificate program

Firefighter Minimum Standards, O.C.

This program has both a lecture and skills portion. FF-II course is predominately skills based and both FF-I & FF-II require proficiency in live fire scenarios. The wild land fire component also has a live fire portion in a controlled wildland environment.

Basic entry level firefighting program which enables the student to take the state boards to become certified as a Firefighter – II. Classes include FF-I & II, as well as Haz Mat awareness & operations levels, wild land firefighting and vehicle extrication.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or GED certificate (unless enrolled as a dual enrollment student).
  • Applicants must complete the application packet, drug screen and fingerprint background checks.
  • Applicants must submit all state required documents, be 18 years of age at the time of FF-II class, pass a physical abilities test and be tobacco free for 1 year prior to application.

Program Notes

  • Limited access
  • Class offerings in spring and fall terms
  • New facilities and equipment
  • State approved training center
  • Faculty are all experienced firefighters and instructors
  • Extrication portion involves 40 hours in a junkyard extricating from real vehicles


Certification as a FF-I enables the firefighter to function as a volunteer and participate in firefighting activities. FF-II certification allows the firefighter to function as a paid career firefighter within the state of Florida. FF/EMT combined allows the firefighter to function as a dual certified FF/EMT.

Click Here for more information about the Firefighter Minimum Standards certificate