Fire Technology (AS Degree S2105)

Technology and Health Division
Degree S2105

The Fire Science major 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.
*Catalog correction - Total units range 23.5 - 37. Previously 23.5 - 40.5 not corrected in error. 11/3/2021

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core Courses
FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization3
FIRE 2Fire Prevention Technology3
FIRE 3Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3
FIRE 4Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 5Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIRE 13Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
Required Electives
Choose two courses from the following:5.5-19
Hazardous Materials/ICS
Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
Fire Company Organization and Management
Fire Hydraulics
Arson and Fire Investigation
Fire Apparatus and Equipment
Wildland Fire Control
Basic Fire Academy
Physical Training for the Basic Fire Academy
Total Units23.5-37

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

Contact:

Office of the State Fire Marshall
1131 S. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 445-8200

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 prevention 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.

Guided Pathways of Study

When students can identify a career goal early on in their educational journey, they are more likely to complete on time and succeed. Consistent guidance and a clear outline of the required courses help support students decisions in choosing the right program for them. Explore below to find the programs that most interest you.

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Term 1Units
FIRE 2 Fire Prevention Technology 3 3
FIRE 1 Fire Protection Organization 3 3
KINF 51A Agility Test Preparation Law and Fire - Beginning 1 1
ENGL 1A Freshman Composition 4 4
 Units11
Winter Term 1
EMT Certification see notes section EMT Certification see notes section  
only required for Fire Academy FIRE 86 6  
 Units0
Spring Term 1
FIRE 3 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3 3
FIRE 4 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 3
FIRE 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 3
KINF 51B Agility Test Preparation Law and Fire - Intermediate 1 1
AA/S LIFE Area E Lifelong Undrstg Course 3 3
 Units13
Summer Term 1
FIRE 13 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3 3
KINF 52A Fitness and Conditioning for Law and Fire - Beginning 1 1
 Units4
Fall Term 2
FIRE 86 Basic Fire Academy 14.5 14.5
KINF 53 Physical Training for the Basic Fire Academy 2.5 2.5
FIRE 6-12: 2 courses if FIRE 86 KINF 53 are not 3  
 Units17
Winter Term 2
A/AS ARTS 3  
SPCH 1A Public Speaking 4 4
 Units4
Spring Term 2
AA/S MATH Meet AA/AS Math Comptcy Req 3 5
AA/S BEHAV Area D-2 Elective Course 3 3
AA/S USHIS Area D-1 Hist/Pol Sc Course 3 3
AA/S SCNCE Area B-1 or B-2 Science Course 3 3-5
 Units14-16
Summer Term 2
AA/S HUM Area C-2 Humanities Course 3 3-4
Fire Technology, AS S2105 5  
Submit petition to Admissions Records Submit petition to Admissions Records  
 Units3-4
 Total Units66-69
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