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Fire Service Technology

The Program

Students with the Certificate or AS Degree which includes the Certificate plus several more classes and General Education are qualified for direct job entry in many fire departments.  Las Positas College also offers training for the State Fire Officer I Certification, and preparation for the Level I Fire Prevention Officer, Level I Fire Investigator and Level I Fire Instructor certifications.

Freshman Year

Courses Units
Fire Service Technology 50* (Fire Protection Organization) 3
Fire Service Technology 51* (Fire Service Operations) 3
Fire Service Technology 52* (Firefighter Safety and Public Education) 3
Fire Service Technology 53* (Fire Behavior and Combustion) 3
Fire Service Technology 54 (Fire Prevention Technology) 3
Fire Service Technology 65* (First Responder Hazardous Materials/ Incident Command ICICS 200) 3
Fire Service Technology 86* (Wildland Firefighter I - Basic) 3
Emergency Medical Services 61* (First Responder/Emergency Response) 2.5
Physical Education FSC* (Fire Service Conditioning and Physical Agility Development) 1
General Education Courses §  


Sophomore Year

Courses Units
Fire Service Technology 55 (Fire Protection Equipment and Systems) 3
Fire Service Technology 56 (Fundamentals of Building Construction for Fire Protection) 3
Emergency Medical Services 81* (EMT Basic) 6.5
Fire Service Technology 90A (Firefighter I Certification Preparation A) 2
Fire Service Technology 90B (Firefighter I Certification Preparation B) 2
Fire Service Technology 90C (Firefighter I Certification Preparation C) 2
Electives* 0-6
General Education Courses  
Total units required 60


§ Program-based General Education requirement:

Speech 1 (Fundamentals of Speech Communication)

*Required for entry into the Fire Service Technology 90A, 90B, and 90C courses (Fire Fighter I Certification Preparation)

Certificate of Achievement Fire Service Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosure: Certificate of Achievement in Fire Service Technology

Courses Units
Fire Service Technology 50** (Fire Protection Organization) 3
Fire Service Technology 51** (Fire Service Operations) 3
Fire Service Technology 52** (Fire Safety and Public Education) 3
Fire Service Technology 53** (Fire Behavior and Combustion) 3
Fire Service Technology 54 (Fire Prevention Technology) 3
Fire Service Technology 55 (Fire Protection Equipment and Systems) 3
Fire Service Technology 56 (Fundamentals of Building Construction for Fire Protection) 3
Emergency Medical Services 61 (Emergency Response) 2.5
Emergency Medical Services 81** EMT 1 (Basic) 2.6
Electives* 2-3
General Education Courses  
Total units required 32-33


*Electives

Select from the following for a minimum of 2 units:

  • Fire Service Technology 65 (First Responder Hazardous Materials/ Incident Command ICS 200)
  • Fire Service Technology 74A (Fire Investigation 1A)
  • Fire Service Technology 86 (Wildland Interface Fire Fighting)

**Fulfills the Fire Fighter I Certification requirements and required for entry into the Fire Service Technology 90A, 90B, and 90C courses (Fire Fighter I Certification Preparation)

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