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 and wildland 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.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials containment 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.

EMT 251Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)6
FIRE 155Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIRE 159Introduction to Fire Protection Organizations3
FIRE 163Fundamentals of Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3
FIRE 182Building Construction for Fire Safety3
FIRE 270Basic Firefighter 1 Academy15

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.