|FIRET 1||Fire Protection Organization||3|
|FIRET 2||Fire Prevention Technology||3|
|FIRET 3||Fire Protection Equipment & Systems||3|
|FIRET 4||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3|
|FIRET 5||Fire Behavior & Combustion||3|
|FIRET 14||Firefighter Safety and Survival||3|
|Elective Courses (choose 2)|
|FIRET 8||Fire Hydraulics||3|
|FIRET 9||Firefighting Practices||3|
|FIRET 130A||Basic Fire Academy - Part A||14.5|
|FIRET 130B||Basic Fire Academy - Part B||14.5|
|FIRET 22A||Firefighter 2 - Part A||2|
|FIRET 22B||Firefighter 2 - Part B||3|
|FIRET 131||Emergency Medical Technician||9.5|
|FIRET 133 and 136||Paramedic *||34.5|
Fire Technology Degree Programs
The Fire Technology department offers two Associate in Science degrees, which are designed to provide students with updated skills and knowledge necessary for fire service careers. The curriculum provides in-service and pre-employment skills for students seeking employment or advancement in the profession of fire fighting and/or fire technology.
Degree Programs Offered
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how to enroll in one of these degree programs.
Credit for Prior Learning
Fresno City College now offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). CPL allows a firefighter to apply for State Fire Training (SFT) certified Company Officer and/or Instructor courses not taken at Fresno City College to the Company Officer Certificate or Associate in Science Degree. Other SFT courses may also count toward the 42 units of General Education required for the degree.
To be considered for CPL, please schedule an appointment with the Fire Technology Counselor, Kathy Weise, via Starfish. At this appointment, the counselor will complete a Student Education Plan (SEP) that will map out the classes required to complete your degree. You will also get additional information on how to submit the required documents for CPL approval.
For more information on Credit for Prior Learning, please email the Fire Tech Counselor at email@example.com.
Fire Technology AS Degree - Required Courses
If choosing FIRET 133 and 136 Paramedic as your elective courses, you must submit an application to the Fresno County Paramedic program. They have a separate application process from the college.
*8 units from a completed Paramedic program can be applied to the Associate in Science degree or Certificate of Achievement.
- Certificate of Achievement: must complete the 26-unit core and 12-units of course options with a GPA of 2.0 or better.
- Associate in Science: requires completion of the major (23-33.5 units) with a "C" or better grade in each course. Students must complete one of the three different general education patterns: option 1 - Fresno City College General Education, option 2 - CSU GE Breadth - California State University General Education, or option 3 - IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for a total of 60-semester units minimum with a 2.0 or better GPA.
For a description of the courses listed above, access the course catalog.
All dates are subject to change due to student enrollment or agency response to local emergency events.
Fire Technology/Company Officer AS Degree - Required Courses
|FIRET 9||Fire Fighting Practices||3|
|FIRET 23||Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers||2|
|FIRET 24||Company Officer 2B: General Administrative Functions for Company Officers||1|
|FIRET 25||Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations for Company Officers||2|
|FIRET 26||Company Officer 2D: All-Risk Command Operations for Company Officers||2|
|FIRET 27||Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations for Company Officers||2|
|FIRET 29||Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior||2|
|FIRET 30E||Incident Commander Hazmat||0.4|
|FIRET 50L||Instructor I: Instructional Methodology||2|
|FIRET 150N||Instructor II: Instructional Development||2|
The Associate in Science degree requires completion of the major (18.4 units) with a "C" or better grade in each course. Students must complete one of the three different general education patterns: option 1 - Fresno City College General Education, option 2 - CSU GE Breadth - California State University General Education, or option 3 - IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for a total of 60-semester units minimum with a 2.0 or better GPA. For a description of the courses listed above, access the course catalog.
All course dates are subject to change due to student enrollment or agency response to local emergency events.