Technology Program is comprised of courses conforming to the
recommended uniform fire technology curriculum of the
California Community College System.
Pre-Service Option: The Fire Technology Degree/Certificate
Program prepares students for careers in the fire service,
either public or private. After completion of the program,
students will have a basic understanding in fire protection,
prevention, combustion and behavior, fire company
organization/procedures and wildland fire behavior among
other areas. To earn an Associate's degree (Pre-Service
option) the student must complete core courses and electives
totaling 31.5 units, plus the general education
requirements. A Fire Technology certificate will be awarded
for successful completion of the core courses.
In-Service Option: This degree program is for the fire
service professional that wishes to advance within the fire
service. Upon completion of the degree program, fire service
professionals will further their knowledge in the following
areas: Incident Command, Fire Investigation, Fire Command,
Fire Management, Fire Prevention and Fire Instructor
Training. Promotional opportunities include Fire Apparatus
operator, Fire Captain, Battalion Chief, Division Chief,
Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Chief. To earn an Associate's
degree (in-service option) the student must complete the
core courses plus 15 units of electives totaling 27 units
plus general education requirements.
Students must apply and register through
Admissions and Records for Fire Technology courses. Please check
the admissions and records website for further information.
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notifications through the my.canyons email.
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my.canyons email when you apply.
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