Fire Technology – Associate in Science Degree, Certificate of Achievement

The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in fire protection and related fields in federal, state, local and private fire protection agencies. Instruction is offered in all phases of the fire service and provides the student with a thorough understanding of fire science and the fireground.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Discuss the role of the fire service in the community and the importance of its Mission Statement.
  2. Identify variables that impact the growth/spread/hazards of structure fires.
  3. Describe different safeguards for fire prevention risks in flammable liquids, solid storage and storage of gasses.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to recognize a hazardous materials incident based on auditory and visual clues.
  5. Define typical fire detection and alarm systems.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement

Semester I
FIRE 110INTRODUCTION TO FIRE TECHNOLOGY3
FIRE 112FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE BEHAVIOR AND CONTROL3
TECH 107ATECHNICAL CALCULATIONS3
ENGL 001AREADING AND COMPOSITION4
or ENGL 001AH HONORS READING AND COMPOSITION
Semester II
FIRE 114FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PREVENTION3
FIRE 116FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY3
FIRE 120AHAZARDOUS MATERIALS3
Select one of the following:3
FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
HONORS FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
Semester III
FIRE 120BHAZARDOUS MATERIALS3
FIRE 128FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND DETECTION3
KINA 037POLICE-FIRE AGILITY TRAINING1
Semester IV
FIRE 115FUNDAMENTALS OF PERSONAL SAFETY AND EMERGENCY ACTION3
FIRE 142BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION3
FIRE 146FIRE INVESTIGATION3
Total Units41

Recommended Electives

BLDG 213BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES AND STANDARDS3
ELTY 217ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND CODES2

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree