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Fire Technology (AS) Public Safety Total Units: 18
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Term Effective: Spring 2002


The Fire Technology Major 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 and/or the Fire Technology Career Certicates have fulfilled a portion of the Fire Technology Major. For students interested in a certificate program, a Fire Technology certificate 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.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Fire Technology (AS) program are:

  • Complete 18 units from
    • Fire Technology Major Requirements

Fire Technology Major Requirements - complete 18.00 units
FIRE 71Fire Protection Organization3.00
FIRE 72Fire Behavior and Combustion3.00
FIRE 73Fire Prevention Technology3.00
FIRE 74Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3.00
FIRE 76Building Construction for Fire Protection3.00
FIRE 77Hazardous Materials for Public Safety3.00

Term Effective: Spring 2002

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.

Term Inactive: Spring 2011

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

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.
FIRE 71 can be challenged if the student has six months experience with a fire department as a volunteer. A letter from the chief is required. This does not waive the requirements to complete the program courses.
Certificate elective units may also be earned through approved in-service courses.

The following courses are suggested to help the student fulfill the minimum of 60 units required for the degree. Please see the catolog for a complete listing of degree requirements: AJ 200.5, EMC 290, FIRE 56, FIRE 61, FIRE 66, FIRE 68, FIRE 99I, FIRE 200A, FIRE 200B, FIRE 201A, FIRE 201B, FIRE 202A, FIRE 202B, FIRE 203, FIRE 204, FIRE 205, FIRE 206, FIRE 207, FIRE 208, FIRE 208.1 and FIRE 209.

All courses taken in conjunction with this program must be completed with a letter grade of 'C' or better.

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