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Fire Technology

Award Type: Associate in Science

The fire technology certificate program is designed to prepare those interested in a career in the fire service, either public or private, upgrade the skills of in-service fire personnel in their present positions or prepare in-service personnel for promotional opportunities.

The graduate of the Associate in Science in Fire Technology will:

  • Demonstrate the skill set necessary for a successful career in Fire Service, Environmental Technology, and /or Emergency Medical Services.
  • Show knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and codes pertaining to safety and efficiency in all risk emergencies and scenarios pertaining to fire, safety, and/or medical services.

Program Requirements

A major of 33 units is required for the associate in science degree.

Required core courses (18 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
FT 101 Fire Protection Organization 3.0
FT 102 Fire Prevention Technology 3.0
FT 103 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3.0
FT 104 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3.0
FT 105 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.0
FT 106 Principles of Fire & Emergency Safety & Survival 3.0

Plus a minimum of 15 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
EMS 301 Emergency Medical Services Academy- 1A 6.0
FT 307 Firefighter I Academy IA 6.0
FT 308 Firefighter I Academy IB 6.0
FT 327 Fire Investigation 1A 2.0
FT 341 Fire Hydraulics 3.0
FT 149 Cooperative Work Experience: Occupational 1.0 - 8.0 units

General Education Requirements

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