A.S. Degree Program Requirements
This program is not designed as a transfer major. Students wanting a transfer major must see a counselor for requirements.
The Fire Technology Program is designed to prepare persons for positions in the various branches of the fire-fighting industry, to upgrade the competency of those already employed in the field to qualify for promotion, and to prepare individuals for employment in certain industrial occupations.
As of Fall 2000, the Fire Technology Program will follow the recommended State Curriculum devised by the Chancellor\'s Office of the California Community Colleges. Students completing their degree requirements prior to that time may complete their degrees under the prior requirements. Students completing the Hazardous Materials course may also be eligible for a State Certificate in that area.
Courses of study may be selected and scheduled in any order based on course prerequisites, the available class schedule, and/or academic and technical competencies.
As part of the degree program, students must complete 30 units of General Education requirements from Graduation Plan A.
Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology
Requirements as of fall 2010
The certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of 24 units of technical course work in Fire Technology, Cooperative work experience education, plus on course in written communications (English 28 or English 101 and one course in mathematics (E.T 49 or Math 123 A and Math 123 B or a more advanced course in mathematics.
Required Courses: Units:
FIRETEK 201 Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FIRETEK 202 Fire Prevention Technology 3
FIRETEK 203 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3
FIRETEK 204 Building construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRETEK 205 Fire behavior and Combustion 3
FIRETEK 216 Fundamentals of Personal Fire Safety
& Emergency Action 3
FIRETEK Two additional (2) Fire electives courses 6
Written Communication 3
Electives: The following courses may be selected to meet degree and/or Career Education certificate requirements: Fire Technology 206, Fire Tech 207, Fire Tech 208, Fire Tech 209, Fire Tech 210, Fire Tech 212, Fire Tech 213, Fire Tech 217, Fire Tech 218, Wildland Fire Tech 101, WFT 102, WFT 103, WFT 104, WFT 105 (Cooperative Work Experience Education) Management 31; Psychology 1.