Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology

Division: Special Programs

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Fire Technology. Students completing this certificate will acquire skills necessary for employment or advancement as an entry-level firefighter or other positions in the field of fire protection and prevention.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills with supervisors, peers, and the public.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of fire development, cause, and prevention.
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the principles of fire control through the utilization of personnel, equipment, extinguishing agents on the fire ground.
  • Apply the theory and principles for the use of water in fire suppression activities, including hydraulic principles.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: firefighter, firefighter/paramedic, fire investigation, fire prevention and public education.

Required Certificate Courses (12 Units)12
Fire Behavior & Combustion
Intro to Fire Protection Org
Fire Protection Equip/System
Build. Constr. for Fire Safety
Restricted Electives (18 Units)18
Select 18 units from the following courses:
Emergency Medical Technician B
Fund Fire/Apparatus/Equipment
Fire Prevention Technology
Fire and Emergency Safety
S.F.M. Training Instructor 1A
S.F.M. Training Instructor 1B
S.F.M. Command 1A
S.F.M. Fire Command 1B
Basic Fire Fighter 1 Academy
S.F.M. Command 1C
S.F.M. Fire Management 1
Fire Fighter 2 Academy

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Units for classes which are duplicated in the above sections may not be considered in more than one section.