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Fire Technology Degree

Fire Technology Associate in Science Degree with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses 

Dept. /No. –  Title –  Units
FIRE-001 – Fire Protection Organizations – 3
FIRE-002 – Fire Prevention – 3
FIRE-003 – Fire Protection Equipment and Systems – 3
FIRE-004 – Building Construction for Fire Protection – 3
FIRE-005 – Fire Behavior and Combustion – 3
FIRE-007 – Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival – 3
EMT-084 – Emergency Medical Technician I
or
EMR-001 – Emergency Medical Responder – 3-6

Select nine (9) to twelve (12) units from the following:

FIRE-006, FIRE-010, FIRE-058, FIRE-061, FIRE-081, FIRE-084 – 9-12

Select nine (9) units from the following:

BI-022, BI-023, CH-003, CIS-070A, CJ-003, PHIL-013, SP-004 – 9

Total Units for the Major – 42
CMC General Education Requirement – 18
MINIMUM DEGREE UNITS – 60
Advisor: J. Brakebill

Fire Technology Certificate

Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement with emphasis on employment preparation

Required Courses:

Dept./ No. –  Title – Units
FIRE-001 – Fire Protection Organizations – 3
FIRE-002 – Fire Prevention – 3
FIRE-003 – Fire Protection Equipment and Systems – 3
FIRE-004 – Building Construction for Fire Protection – 3
FIRE-005 – Fire Behavior and Combustion – 3
FIRE-007 – Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival – 3
EMT-084 – Emergency Medical Technician I
or
EMR-001 – Emergency Medical Responder – 3-6

Select at three (3) to six (6) units from the following:
FIRE-006, FIRE-010, FIRE-058, FIRE-061 – 3-6

Select at least three (3) units from the following:

BI-022, BI-023, CH-003, CIS-070A, CJ-003, PHIL-013, SP-004 – 3

TOTAL CERTIFICATE UNITS – 30
Advisor: J. Brakebill

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program students will be able to:
1. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will identify minimum qualifications and entry-level skills for fire fighter hiring. The student will be able to describe the following elements: application process; written exam process; physical agility exam, oral interview, chief’s interview; background investigation; and fire fighter probationary process. Students will identify fire service history, culture and diversity. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)

2. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will demonstrate the ability to analyze, appraise and evaluate fire and emergency incidents and identify components of emergency management and fire fighter safety including: Size-up, report on conditions, Incident Command System; RECEO; 10 Standard Firefighting Orders; 18 Situations that Shout “Watch Out”; and common factors associated with injuries and line of duty deaths. (Institutional SLOs: Communication, Critical Thinking, and Personal Development)

3. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and
standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate  them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and ordinances, and firefighter health and safety. (Institutional
SLOs: Information Competency)

4. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program the student will be able to analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing
agents and methods, differentiate the stages of the fire and fire development, and compare methods of heat transfer. (Institutional
SLOs: Critical Thinking)

5. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will be able to calculate fl ow requirements for fire apparatus,
diagram a pump and plumbing schematic for fire apparatus, and apply mathematics formula to hydraulics problems. (Institutional
SLOs: Critical Thinking)

6. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program, the student will identify and describe the apparatus used in the fire service,
and the equipment and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment. (Institutional SLOs: Personal Development)

7. Upon completion of the fi re technology program, the student will identify and describe common types of building construction
and conditions associated with structural collapse and firefighter safety. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)

8. Upon completion of the Fire Technology Program the student will differentiate between fire detection and fire suppression
systems. Student will design and diagram a wet and dry fire protection system, and identify alarm system components and their
operations. (Institutional SLOs: Critical Thinking)

The Fire Technology field that will count toward a certificate or Associate of Science Degree. These courses are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution, gain employment in the fi re service, or as a refresher for those individuals currently employed in any area of the fire service. The approved list of courses include those that meet the National Fire Academy Fire & Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) core curriculum requirements and include those accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Educational System for State Board of Fire technology certification.

Students must complete the required courses for their major. General education units, transferable electives, and total degree units will vary for each student.  Some considerations include the courses (and their respective units) chosen to complete a general education area or transferable elective, and if required courses  for your major also count toward a general education area. Please see your academic counselor to help you reach your educational goals.