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Fire Technology (FT)

Career Options & Highlights

Careers in Fire Technology are dynamic, team-oriented, and challenging. The Fire Technology degree and certificate programs at Folsom Lake College are designed to prepare students for fire service careers, either in the public or private sectors, upgrade skills for fire professionals in their present positions, or prepare career-focused fire professionals for promotional opportunities. Courses focus on demonstrating safety and efficiency in emergency and fire situations, analyzing the causes of fires and how to fight them, applicable laws, regulations and codes, building construction types, conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety, and understanding fire detection and suppression systems. Fire service history, culture, and diversity are also covered to educate you in all aspects of the firefighter career path.

Please Note: The Fire Technology degree and certificate programs will be discontinued starting Summer 2018. All courses and sufficient electives required for the programs will be offered over the next two years (Summer 2016-Spring 2018) to allow current majors to complete their program.

Career Options

Firefighter
Inspector
Investigator
Manager
Plan Checker
Supervisor
Training Officer

Highlights
- Curriculum is relevant for careers in federal, state, county, or municipal fire service organizations.
- Broad foundational training in proactive prevention, personal safety practices, and fire protection programs.
- Internships and work experience opportunities so students can evaluate employment opportunities.

Updated 06/01/16

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