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Degrees & Certificates

The following degrees & certificates are offered:

DEGREE
A.S. — Fire Technology

Required Program (units)
FT 300 Fire Protection Organization(3)
FT 301 Fire Prevention Technology (3)
FT 302 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems (3)
FT 303 Building Construction for Fire Protection (3)
FT 304 Fire Behavior & Combustion (3)
FT 305 Firefighter Safety & Survival (3)

A minimum of 12 units from the following:
FT 110 Fire Apparatus (3)
FT 170 Fire Investigation (3)
FT 190 Fire Tactics and Strategy (3)
FT 192 Wildland Fire Control (3)
FT 310 Fire Service Hydraulics (3)
FT 498 Work Experience in Fire Technology (1-4)
EMT 100 Basic Emergency Medical Care (7)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 30

This A.A. degree may be obtained by completion of the Required Program, plus General Education Requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total.

This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal fire service organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to enter the fire service industry or enhance their existing abilities.


Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate employment opportunities and successfully place students as fire fighters with local fire agencies.
- Evaluate proactive prevention and fire protection programs as they pertains to life and property within the fire service.
- Apply personal safety practices which demonstrate and understanding of personal safety practices in the fire fighting industry.
- Identify and describe the physical processes of fire and combustion.
- Practice wildland firefighting skills and techniques as they pertain to wildland and urban interface in California.


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Gainful Employment Info and Opportunities

Fire Technology

Required Program (units)
FT 300 Fire Protection Organization (3)
FT 301 Fire Prevention Technology (3)
FT 302 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems (3)
FT 303 Building Construction for Fire Protection  (3)
FT 304 Fire Behavior & Combustion (3)
FT 305 Firefighter Safety & Survival (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 18

This program is designed for students interested in careers in state, county, or municipal fire service organizations. The curriculum focuses on various competency areas for those wishing either to enter the fire service industry or enhance their existing abilities.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate employment opportunities and successfully place students as fire fighters with local fire agencies.
- Evaluate proactive prevention and fire protection programs as they pertains to life and property within the fire service.
- Apply personal safety practices which demonstrate and understanding of personal safety practices in the fire fighting industry.
- Identify and describe the physical processes of fire and combustion.
- Practice wildland firefighting skills and techniques as they pertain to wildland and urban interface in California.

Updated 6/11/14

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