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Program Type: Certificate of Achievement

Division: Engineering & Technology

Program Description:
The curriculum prepares students to seek employment in fire protection and related fields in federal, state, local and private fire protection agencies. Instruction is offered in all phases of the fire service and provides the student with a thorough understanding of fire science and the fireground.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Effective academic year: 2009-2010

Required Units in the Major:    41

Required Courses
  Semester I (13 units)
FIRE 110 - INTRODUCTION TO FIRE TECHNOLOGY (3.0 units)
  FIRE 112 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE BEHAVIOR AND CONTROL (3.0 units)
  TECH 107A - TECHNICAL CALCULATIONS (3.0 units)
  ENGL 001A - READING AND COMPOSITION (4.0 units)
  OR
  ENGL 100 - READING AND WRITING SKILLS (4.0 units)
  &
  Semester II (12 units)
FIRE 114 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PREVENTION (3.0 units)
  FIRE 116 - FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY (3.0 units)
  FIRE 120A - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (3.0 units)
  SPCH 001 - FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH (3.0 units)
  OR
  SPCH 010 - INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3.0 units)
  &
  Semester III (7 units)
FIRE 124 - APPLIED CHEMISTRY (3.0 units)
  FIRE 128 - FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND DETECTION (3.0 units)
  KINA 037 - POLICE-FIRE AGILITY TRAINING (1.0 units)
  &
  Semester IV (9 units)
FIRE 115 - FUNDAMENTALS OF PERSONAL SAFETY AND EMERGENCY ACTION (3.0 units)
  FIRE 142 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION (3.0 units)
  FIRE 146 - FIRE INVESTIGATION (3.0 units)

Required Electives (0 Units)

None

Recommended Electives
  BLDG 213 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CODES AND STANDARDS (3.0 units)
  &
  ELTY 217 - ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND CODES (2.0 units)
  &
  FIRE 120B - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS (3.0 units)