Firefighting is a career for the truly steadfast. The Fire Technology program prepares students for a career in the fire service and provides educational and training opportunities for employed and volunteer firefighters.
The Associate Degree and Certificate programs incorporate the standardized Fire Technology curriculum identified by the offices of the California State Chancellor and State Fire Marshal. You’ll learn all the guidelines and regulations to ensure both the safety of you and the public. With this curriculum, you’ll be prepared for any fire-related crisis, minimizing loss of life and property on a daily basis.
Elective courses are those developed under the guidelines of related fire service training and educational programs such as CFSTES (California Fire Service Training and Education System), DOT (Department of Transportation), FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), F.S.T.E.P. (Fire Service Training and Education Program) and NFA (National Fire Academy).
Most Fire Technology courses, up to 30 units, may be transferred to CSU.
|Occupations (SOC code - links to summary report)||Fire Fighters
Municipal Fire Fighters
Forest Fire Fighters
|Semester Units Required||30|
|Normal Time to Completion Rounded (months)**||18|
|Estimated Total Fees||$1,452|
|Estimated Total Cost of Books and Supplies||$2,370|
|Optional Dorm Fee: Estimated Total||$10,236|
|Students Completing the Program 2011-12*||40|
|On-Time Completion Count*||1|
|On-Time Completion Rate (%)*||3%|
|Median Loan Amount*||0|
|* Where completions number fewer than 10, data may not be disclosed due to confidentiality regulations
** Based on full time attendance
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