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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: 12
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 pursue placement as fire fighters with local fire agencies.
-  evaluate proactive prevention and fire protection programs as they pertain to life and property within the fire service.
-  apply personal safety practices which demonstrate an understanding of personal safety practices in the fire fighting industry.
-  identify and describe the physical processes of fire and combustion.
-  practice wildland fire fighting skills and techniques as they pertain to wildland as well as urban interface environments in California.
-  identify and adapt to ethical standards placed on fire service professionals.


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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 pursue placement as fire fighters with local fire agencies.
-  evaluate proactive prevention and fire protection programs as they pertain to life and property within the fire service.
- apply personal safety practices which demonstrate an understanding of personal safety practices in the fire fighting industry.
-  identify and describe the physical processes of fire and combustion.
-  practice wildland fire fighting skills and techniques as they pertain to wildland as well as urban interface environments in California.
-  identify and adapt to ethical standards placed on fire service professionals.

Updated 06/09/15

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