Degrees & Certificates
Fire Service Technology AS
Effective Fall 2019
The main focus of the Fire Service Technology Program is to prepare our students for ENTRY level positions with Municipal, State and Federal Fire Service agencies using a combination of training and education as our main foundation. The Associate Degree incorporates the standardized Fire Technology curriculum identified by the offices of the California State Chancellor and State Fire Marshal. You’ll learn all the guidelines and regulations to ensure both the safety of you and the public. With this curriculum, you’ll be prepared for any fire-related crisis, minimizing loss of life and property on a daily basis. LPC FST technology program is aligned with FESHE National FIRE model curriculum.
Career opportunities provided through the Fire Service Technology Program include Volunteer / Reserve Firefighter, Seasonal Wildland Firefighter, Full Time Professional Firefighter, Firefighter / EMT, Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Inspector or Code Enforcement Officer, Fire Cause and Origin Investigator and State Certified “Fire Officer” which is desired for promotion to a “Company Officer” in most Fire Service Agencies. Students in the Fire Service Technology Program have been very successful in finding employment in the Fire Service as “Professional Firefighters” throughout the United States due to their extensive training and knowledge that they have achieved here in comparison to the local competition of available candidates in many other states.
|EMS 20 (Emergency Medical Technician)||7|
|EMS 30 (Emergency Medical Responder)||3|
|FST 1 (Fire Protection Organization)||3|
|FST 2 (Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival)||3|
|FST 3 (Fire Behavior and Combustion)||3|
|FST 4 (Fire Prevention)||3|
|FST 5 (Fire Protection Systems)||3|
|FST 6 (Building Construction for Fire Protection)||3|
|FST FSC1 (Fire Service Conditioning & Physical Agility Development 1)||1|
|CMST 1 (Fundamentals of Public Speaking)||3|
|CMST 10 (Interpersonal Communication)||3|
|PHIL 2 (Ethics)||3|
|Total Units in the Major||29|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||28|
See Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science Degree for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.
Regional Fire Academy (FST 11) is a recommended elective in order to obtain a California State Fire Marshall Firefighter 1 Certificate.