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FIRE TECHNOLOGY

The majority of courses within the Fire Technology discipline meet accreditation and certification standards set by the California State Board of Fire Service, the National Higher Education Fire Service Committee, and the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. West offers coursework to meet requirements for an Associate’s degree and/or a certificate of achievement in Fire Technology. Students completing the Hazardous Materials course may also be eligible for a State certificate in that area. 

 

AWARD

TYPE

GRAD PLAN

REQ COURSES UNITS

TOTAL UNITS

Fire Technology

AS

N/A

24

 60+

Fire Technology

Cert

N/A

18

18

+ At least 60 degree applicable units (24 total major units) are required to earn an Associate Degree.

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Associates DegreeFire Technology

Associate of Science Degree (AS)

Requirements 

(24 Units + GE Plan) + All other West requirements for Associate Degree. 

MAJOR CODE 2133.00

Required courses

Units

Firetek 201

Introduction to fire protection

3

Firetek 202

Fire prevention

3

Firetek 203

Fire equipment and systems

3

Firetek 204

Building construction related to fire service

3

Firetek 205

Fire behavior and combustion

3

Firetek 216

Fundamentals of personal fire safety & emergency action 

3

Elective courses - choose 6 units from the following: 

 

Firetek 206    

Hazardous materials  

3

Firetek 207    

Wild land fire fighting

3

Firetek 208    

Fire hydraulics

3

Firetek 209

Structural fire fighting

3

Firetek 210    

Company officer  

3

Firetek 213    

Fire investigation

3

Firetek 217    

Fire apparatus

3

General education (CSU or IGETC) 

36

Total degree units

60

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Certificate of Achievement

Fire Technology

Certificate of Achievement

Requirements 

MAJOR CODE 2133.00

Required courses

Units

Firetek 201

Introduction to fire protection

3

Firetek 202

Fire prevention

3

Firetek 203

Fire equipment and systems

3

Firetek 204

Building construction related to fire service

3

Firetek 205

Fire behavior and combustion

3

Firetek Elective course

3

General education (CSU or IGETC) 

18

Total degree units

60