The number one reason to work in this field is to serve others. The willingness to take risks to save others is truly the nature of someone with a servant’s heart. The Shasta College Fire Technology Program will provide you with an opportunity to excel in your pursuit of becoming a full-time career firefighter.

Degrees / Certificates

Map your education by viewing the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. Meet with a counselor to create your official comprehensive education plan.

AS EMS – Emergency Medical Response

This degree is directed at students who will be working as Emergency Medical Technicians, or could be used as preparation for students who will be attending a Paramedic certification program.

Certificate: Firefighter I

Includes everything necessary to learn the skills, knowledge and abilities to perform as an entry level volunteer or paid firefighter in the State of California.

Certificate: Firefighter II

After the completion of Firefighter I Certificate, the Firefighter 2 academy provides advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to allow the student to operate at a “journeyman level” as a firefighter.

AS Fire – Fire Investigation

This degree is designed for students who intend on working as fire investigators, in fire prevention plans checking, or similar functions within a municipal fire department.

AS Fire – Fire Service Command, Company Officer

Designed for students who have been working as Firefighter/Engineers (paid or volunteer) and intend on becoming Engine Captains/Company Officers.

AS Fire Technology

This curriculum is planned to serve both as an in-service program and as a pre-employment two-year program for students aspiring to enter the field of firefighting.

Certificate: Fire Technology – Wildland Firefighter I Academy

Students completing this certificate will have the basic firefighting training as required by the US Forest Service and California Department of Forestry for seasonal or permanent employment in firefighting.

AS Fire – Wildland Fire Behavior

Designed for students who have been working as wildland firefighters and intend on working within the Plans Section of the Incident Command System (specifically the Situation Unit and Fire Behavior positions).

Transferring for Bachelor’s Degree

Ready to transfer for a 4-year university or college or want to stay local? Our Transfer Center and BOLD staff are here to guide you!