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Fire Technology A.S. Degree (21400.AS)

School of Allied Health and Public Safety

The Fire Technology Program is composed of three goal areas: an Associate Degree and /or Certificate of Achievement, Fire Fighter I Academy, and professional growth. With successful completion of the AS or Certificate program, a fire academy, and possession of an EMT certification, the student will possess the basic qualifications for entry level fire service application at most fire prevention and suppression departments.

The Associate of Science in Fire Technology is available for students who meet the graduation requirements and complete the following required courses, with a minimum grade of a ā€œCā€ (or P) in each course in the degree, and maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

A. Describe the principles of fire behavior, prevention, and emergency response.

B. Evaluate emergency response information in order to relate it to appropriate tasks.

C. Describe the proper medical, legal, and ethical treatment of patients and victims.

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Program Requirements:

Program Core: (25 Units)


FIRE-30 Fire Protection Organization


FIRE-31 Fire Behavior and Combustion


FIRE-32 Fire Prevention Technology


FIRE-33 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems


FIRE-34 Building Construction for Fire Protection


FIRE-40 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival


EMER-50A Emergency Medical Technician 1, Model A


EMER-50B Emergency Medical Technician 1, Module B


Major Total: (25 Units)

Completion of MCCD-GE Breadth: (23 units)

Elective (as needed to reach 60 units) Units: (12 Units)

Total Degree Units: (60 Units)

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Contact Information


Valerie Albano


(209) 384-6058

School Office



(209) 381-6478

Fire Technology Website