The Fire Technology curriculum is planned to serve both as an in-service program and as a pre-employment two-year program for community college students aspiring to enter the field of firefighting. Fire Technology majors may be required to fulfill a tour of duty at a local fire station. The suggested course sequence has been supplied to the Counseling Division by the Instructional Division. Students are urged to use this outline along with the Shasta College catalog. Particular attention should be paid to course prerequisites and to whether a class is taught Fall or Spring semester or both. Courses listed may be offered either spring or fall semesters, or at the discretion of the division.

This degree is approved through the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Upon satisfactory completion of all degree requirements and filing an application for graduation with Admissions and Records, the student’s transcript will reflect completion of this degree.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of this degree, the student should be able to:

  • Possess the necessary skills, knowledge and abilities to enter the fire service or to increase skills, knowledge and abilities for those already employed as a firefighter.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

CORE COURSES
  • FIRS 70 Fire Protection Organization 3
  • FIRS 71 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
  • FIRS 72 Fire Prevention Technology 3
  • FIRS 74 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3
  • FIRS 79 Fundamentals of Personal Fire Safety 3
  • FIRS 86 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
ELECTIVES (Choose 21 units from the following)

Fire Fighter 1 Academy

  • FIRS 104

Structure Fire Fighter Classes

  • FIRS 108, 137, 138, 151, 152, 153, 154

Rescue Classes

  • FIRS 145, 147, 148, 149

Engine Operation Classes

  • FIRS 105, 106, 116

Wildland Fire Suppression Classes

  • FIRS 118
  • FTWO 111, 112, 116, 117, 118, 121, 122, 125, 130, 136

Wildland Fire Behavior Classes

  • FTWO 113, 132, 144

Company Officer Classes

  • FIRS 109, 182, 183, 186, 187

Incident Command Classes

  • FIRS 120, 135, 136
  • FTWO 114, 133, 135, 137, 153, 156
  • FTWP 115

Fire Investigation/Prevention Classes

  • FIRS 189, 191, 192
  • FTWP 108, 111, 114

Fire Instructor Classes

  • FIRS 193, 194
  • FTWO 158

Leadership Classes

  • FIRS 102, 165, 166
  • FTWO 115

Prescribed Fire Classes

  • FTWP 109, 110, 126

Planning and Logistics

  • FTWL 110, 132, 134
  • FTWO 128

Emergency Medical Services Classes

  • FAID 75, 130, 132, 133

*May be used to fulfill General Education requirements.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Major: 39

Additional General Education: 21

General Electives: 0

Degree Total: 60*

*Note: Calculation assumes a student will double-count the Multicultural graduation requirement with either a social science or humanities G.E. requirement and that the student will fulfill computer literacy through a test. If students plan well and see a counselor, they may be able to double count the Multicultural and Computer Literacy units. If these graduation requirements are added, the number of units is increased by 6 units.

For reference only as of 2019/2020

 

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