Students who wish to concentrate on meeting the requirements for entry level employment in the fire service or promotional opportunities will develop the required knowledge, skills and abilities in fire suppression, fire prevention, training and administration. opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional fire service personnel, students can expect to be trained in the latest theories and techniques in fire technology, firefighting skills and emergency medical training. Students will also obtain the basic general educational requirements needed to make them a well rounded graduate.
40 -80 students annually.
Students completing this program will be able to identify and discuss the concepts and theories related to the fire service including its history and development, fire prevention techniques and protection equipment, fire behavior and chemistry and firefighter safety. Students will also be able to recognize the tools and equipment used in the fire service and demonstrate their safe and proper use. Students will also demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to function within the fire service, as well as, display the values, ethics and professionalism required to be successful. The student will also be well rounded in their general education knowledge.
This degree is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in the skills and methods used in the fire service. Students will be taught the manipulative skills and technical knowledge in emergency medicine, firefighter basic and advanced skills as well as specialty areas including but not limited to hazardous materials, fire inspections and investigations, technical rescue, water rescue and wildland firefighting. All these skills are required to qualify for employment and promotional positions with firefighting agencies. Additional opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms.
|Term||Course #||Course Title||Units|
|1||EMS 161||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 1 (REFRESHER)||1.5|
|1||FST 090||PRE-SERVICE FIRE ACADEMY||7.5|
|1||ENG 100||READING AND COMPOSITION||3.0|
|1||SPE 102||PUBLIC SPEAKING||3.0|
|2||FST 115||FIRE APPARATUS/OPERATOR 1A/EMERGENCY VEHICLE OPERATIONS||1.5|
|2||FST 116||FIRE APPARATUS/OPERATOR 1B PUMP OPERATIONS||1.5|
|2||FST 120||FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL||0.5|
|2||FST 148||S-190 INTRODUCTION TO WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR||0.25|
|2||FST 150||HAZARDOUS MATERIALS FIRST RESPONDER OPERATIONAL LEVEL||1|
|2||FST 151||HAZARDOUS MATERIAL FIRST RESPONDER AWARENESS LEVEL||0.25|
|2||FST 156||TRENCH RESCUE TECHNICIAN||0.5|
|2||FST 159||I-200 BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM (ICS)||0.75|
|2||FST 165||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TECHNICIAN||1|
|2||ASL 131||AMERCIAN SIGN LANGUAGE 1||3|
|2||KIN 100||INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY||3|
|3||FST 166||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS||0.25|
|3||FST 173||RESCUE SYSTEMS 1: BASIC RESCUE SKILLS||2|
|3||FST 174||RESCUE SYSTEMS 2: ADVANCED RESCUE SKILLS||2|
|3||FST 183||TERRORISM, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION||1|
|3||FST 224||INSTRUCTOR 1 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY||2|
|3||BIO 100||INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY||4|
|4||FST 226||INSTRUCTOR II INSTRUCTIONAL DEVELOPMENT||2|
|4||FST 240||FIRE PREVENTION 1 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICER||1.5|
|4||FST 241||FIRE INVESTIGATION 1A FIRE ORIGIN AND DETERMINATION||2|
|4||FST 277||ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAN/HIGH ANGLE RESCUE||1|
|4||HIS 125||CALIFORNIA HISTORY||3|
|4||CRJ 103||CRIMINAL LAW||3|
|4||BIO 210||HUMAN ANATOMY||4|
|TERM 4||TOTAL UNITS||60.00|
Diann Thursby · 03/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 3-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.