Technology and Health Division
The Fire Science Certificate has been developed to offer pre-employment education for the undergraduate who desires to enter the field of fire science. It also provides the employed firefighter an opportunity for a professional education. Students intending to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to:
- Define fire department organization, culture, and methods of communication of entry level fire department personnel.
- Analyze and assess firefighter hazards, and demonstrate safe practices by using minimum standard safety procedures.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fire preventions efforts and a resulting reduction of life and property loss.
- Demonstrate knowledge of strategy and tactics required for the proper selection and safe use of firefighting methods, techniques, tools and equipment.
- Identify fire chemistry and behavior for the purpose of predicting fire dynamics and flame spread characteristics.
- Identify components of built-in and portable fire protections systems and alarm and notification devises.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the 5 basic types of construction. Identify the components and hazards related to each type.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Leadership and Management concepts as they relate to emergency and non-emergency situations.
Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
|FIRE 1||Fire Protection Organization||3|
|FIRE 2||Fire Prevention Technology||3|
|FIRE 3||Fire Protection Equipment and Systems||3|
|FIRE 4||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3|
|FIRE 5||Fire Behavior and Combustion||3|
|FIRE 13||Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival||3|
|Choose two courses from the following:||5.5-19|
|Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy|
|Fire Company Organization and Management|
|Arson and Fire Investigation|
|Fire Apparatus and Equipment|
|Wildland Fire Control|
|Basic Fire Academy|
|Physical Training for the Basic Fire Academy|
The Fire Technology program is a Regionally Accredited Training Program (ARTP). The Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) has a responsibility for accreditation of ARTP's throughout the State of California. An ARTP shall provide the following delivery components:
1. California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) 2. California Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) 3. Fire Incident Command Certification System (CICCS) 4. California Community College Chancellor's Office Standard Fire Technology Degree Core Program
Office of the State Fire Marshall 1131 S. Street Sacramento, CA 95811 (916) 445-8200 www.osfm.fire.ca.gov