Fire Science Technology

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02846)

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in multi-faceted communication skills, assessment of the problem(s), interpretation of information and make judgments related to hazardous emergencies, medical emergencies, and fire (potential/actual) incidents.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in all aspects of basic firefighter emergency responses as related to investigation and mitigation of the situation.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will demonstrate proficiency in working collegially with a diverse population in stressful environments in the basic firefighter role.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Program Requirements
FS 10PROFESSIONAL SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE FIRE SERVICE3
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
Electives
Select 17 units of electives17
Total Units35
Electives
EMT 109EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDER2
EMT 101HEALTHCARE PROVIDER CPR1
EMT 113EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN--BASIC5
EMT 113LEMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LABORATORY -BASIC3
FS 12FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS3
FS 20FIRE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT3
FS 30EMERGENCY SERVICES PHYSICAL FITNESS AND NUTRITION5.5
FS 33FIREFIGHTING, BASIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES3
FS 40FIRE SERVICE SKILLS1
FS 108FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL3
FS 110HAZARDOUS MATERIALS3
FS 144BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY7
FS 146ADVANCED WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY3
FS 201WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR3
FS 202WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER SAFETY AND SURVIVAL3
FS 203WILDLAND FIRE OPERATIONS (GROUND AND AIR)3
FS 204WILDLAND FIRE INVESTIGATION, PREVENTION , AND PUBLIC INFORMATION3
FS 205WILDLAND FIRE LOGISTICS, FINANCE, AND PLANNING3
FS 290FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I2
AJ 30PENAL CODE 832-ARREST AND FIREARMS4