Entry Level Firefighter

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02844)

Offers degrees and certificates in a number of fields associated with the technology of fire protection, wildland firefighting, rescue and public safety. Provides students with core courses meeting the National Model recognized by Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) module curriculum, the requirements to become a National recognized Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Certificate of Achievement courses required to become California State Fire Training (SFT) Firefighter 1 Certification for entry level employment opportunities throughout the state and nation.

Required Core
FS 101FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION3
FS 102FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION3
FS 103FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY3
FS 104FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS3
FS 106BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION3
FS 108FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL3
Total Units18

Select one of the following options:

Option (1)

Students seeking Firefighter I Certification through a traditional regional fire academy must complete the following two courses (CVFD only). 

EMT 101HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR1
EMT 109EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER3
EMT 113EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC5
EMT 113LEMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC3
FS 281F
FS 281G
REGIONAL FIREFIGHTER I ACADEMY
and FIREFIGHTER I ACADEMY SKILLS REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION
16-17
Total Units28-29
Option (2)

Students seeking Firefighter I Certification through the alternate fire academy delivery option (on campus) must complete all of the following courses. 

EMT 101HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR *1
EMT 109EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER *3
EMT 113EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC *5
EMT 113LEMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC *3
FS 10PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIRE SERVICE3
FS 150AINTRODUCTION TO FIRE SUPPRESSION AND MAINTENANCE MANIPULATIVE TASKS (BEGINNING)1.5
FS 150BINTRODUCTION TO FIRE SUPPRESSION AND MAINTENANCE MANIPULATIVE TASKS (INTERMEDIATE)1.5
FS 150CINTRODUCTION TO FIRE SUPPRESSION AND MAINTENANCE MANIPULATIVE TASKS (ADVANCED)1.5
FS 150DTRUCK COMPANY OPERATIONS1.5
FS 160WILDLAND FIRE CONTROL3
FS 161CONFINED SPACE AWARENESS1
FS 162FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL1
FS 163HAZMAT EMERGENCY RESPONSE FIRST RESPONDER OPERATIONAL1.5
FS 164BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM0.5
FS 281GFIREFIGHTER I ACADEMY SKILLS REVIEW AND CERTIFICATION1
Total Units29

* Note: Valid EMT Certification could substitute EMT 101, EMT 109, EMT 113, and EMT 113L course requirements

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.