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|Fire Technology Certificate
Total Units: 30
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The Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement provides practical and technical instruction to meet the requirements of various fire service agencies at the local, state, and federal levels. This is accomplished by training in fire prevention, public education, fire suppression, arson investigation, emergency medical services, heavy rescue, and hazardous materials management.
The Fire Technology program is accredited as a regional fire academy by the Office of the State Fire Marshall and the State Board of Fire Services.
Students who have completed the Firefighter I Completion Certificate will have fulfilled a portion of the Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement. For students interested in an Associate degree, a Fire Technology major is also available. More information on the Fire Technology program can be found on the Public Safety Department website.
The program also prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution in order to pursue a career as a fire marshall, fire investigator, and other positions on the county, state, or federal level.
Most job growth will occur as volunteer firefighting positions are converted to paid positions. In addition to job growth, openings are expected to result from the need to replace firefighters who retire, stop working for other reasons, or transfer to other occupations. The fire academy reviews and administers a physical agility test. A valid Class C and/or B drivers license may be required for employment.
The requirements for the Fire Technology Certificate program are:
Complete 30 units from
- Fire Technology Requirements
|Fire Technology Requirements - complete 30.00 units|
|FIRE 71||Fire Protection Organization||3.00|
|FIRE 72||Fire Behavior and Combustion||3.00|
|FIRE 73||Fire Prevention Technology||3.00|
|FIRE 74||Fire Protection Equipment and Systems||3.00|
|FIRE 76||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3.00|
|Complete any combination totaling at least 15.00 units from the following:|
|EMC 100||Emergency Care for First Responders||2.00|
|EMC 104||Emergency Medical Technician Basic||5.00|
|FIRE 56||Fire Hydraulics||3.00|
|FIRE 61||Fire Investigation||3.00|
|FIRE 66||Wildland Fire Control||3.00|
|FIRE 77||Hazardous Materials for Public Safety||3.00|
|FIRE 200A||Fire Instructor 1A||2.00|
|FIRE 200B||Fire Instructor 1B||2.00|
|FIRE 201B||Fire Prevention 1B||2.00|
|FIRE 202A||Fire Command 1A||2.00|
|FIRE 202B||Fire Command 1B||2.00|
|FIRE 203||Fire Management 1||2.00|
|FIRE 206||CDF Wildland Firefighter Academy||3.00|
|FIRE 207||Advanced Vehicle Entrapment Rescue||1.00|
|FIRE 208||Introduction to Firefighter I Academy||1.50|
|FIRE 208.1||Firefighter I Academy||12.00|
|FIRE 299||Special Topics in Fire Technology||0.50-10.00|
|FIRE 399||Selected Topics in Fire Technology||0.50-2.00|
|AJ 258||Defensive Driving||0.50|
The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
FIRE 71 is a prerequisite to FIRE 208.1.
All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of C or better.