Fire Technology

Overview

Fire Technology

Do you have the courage and physical strength to save lives in emergencies? Get all the skills you will need to start your career in the fire service. Our Fire Technology program will teach you how to ensure safety and minimize the loss of life and property on a daily basis.

If you’re interested in broadening your range as an emergency responder, there are a variety of educational paths you can take. Whatever path you choose, your career will allow you to make a difference in people’s lives.

  • Firefighter Technology students train for 4 semesters to earn an AA/AS degree to prepare for a career in the fire service. Certificates and skills certificates can also be earned.
  • Firefighter 1 Academy students train for 1 semester to gain the tools, training and education  to be hired as a certified firefighter by a professional fire service agency.
  • Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) train for 1 semester in Health Sciences and work in fire departments, as ambulance providers, in hospital emergency rooms, and search and rescue.

Careers in Fire Service

Being a firefighter isn’t your only choice. There are many related fields to fire service.

  • Start your career as a fire marshal or fire chief.
  • Work as a police officer or get a job with homeland security.
  • You could be a building inspector or arson investigator. Or, become a paramedic.

Academic Plans for Fire Technology

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Fire Company Officer—AS Degree

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

Fire Technology—AA/AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
FIRE 0001 3  
COMM 0001 3  
PSYC 0103 or SOC 003 or SSCI 0010 4  
BIOL 0055 4  
SOC 0015 or MATH 0018 0010 3

If Math Learning Skills Requirement have not been fulfilled with one year of Algebra II or Integrated Math III in high school with C- or better, take MATH 0018 or SOC 0015 this semester and take FIRE 0003 over summer.

If Math Learning Skills Requirements have been fulfilled with high school math, take FIRE 0003 this semester instead of Math.

TOTAL 17  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
FIRE 0008 3  
HSCI 0002 8  
ENGL 0001A 4  
TOTAL 15  
Term 3
Course Units Notes
FIRE 0003 3 Take FIRE 0003 over summer if not yet taken
TOTAL 3  
Term 4
Course Units
FIRE 0004 3
FIRE 0005 3
FIRE 0010 3
PSYC 0110 or PSYC 0150 3
ARHI 0101 or PHOT 0060A or ART 0004A 3
TOTAL 15
Term 5
Course Units
FIRE 0100 16
KIN 0097 2.5
TOTAL 18.5

Fire Company Officer—Certificate of Achievement

Please meet with your counselor to create a personalized academic plan for this certificate.

Fire Technology—Certificate of Achievement

Term 1
Course Units Notes
FIRE 0001 3  
FIRE 0003 3  
HSCI 0002 8 See HSCI 0002 course description for prerequisite and advisory details.
TOTAL 15  
Term 2
Course Units
FIRE 0004 3
FIRE 0005 3
FIRE 0008 3
FIRE 0010 3
TOTAL 12
Term 3
Course Units
FIRE 0100 16
KIN 0097 2.5
TOTAL 18.5

Firefighter II—Skills Certificate

Term 1
Course Units Notes
FIRE 0098 2  
FIRE 0102 4.5 See FIRE 0102 course description for prerequisite details.
TOTAL 6.5  

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