Fire Technology

This program is offered for students interested in preparing for careers in fire prevention and fire fighting. The courses also provide in-service and upgrade instruction for fire fighting personnel. Students will demonstrate the skills required in the field of fire technology. These skills include: fire prevention techniques, behavior of fire, fire fighting tactics and strategy, and the equipment used in fire protection. Other topics may include: fire investigation, hazardous materials, building construction, and crisis intervention.
Program Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this program, students will discuss the skills required for fire prevention techniques; discuss the aspects of fire behavior; discuss the skills required for fire-fighting tactics and strategy; and discuss the skills required for the use of equipment used in fire protection.

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PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED COURSES FOR CERTIFICATE UNITS
  FIRE 101 Principles of Fire Emergency Services 3
  FIRE 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 103 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 104 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 105 Fire Protection Systems 3
   A minimum of 12 units must be selected from the following
  ADMJ 117 Crisis Intervention 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 106 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 107 Fire Hydraulics 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 108 Fire Apparatus & Equipment 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 109 Rescue Practices 3
FIRE 101 and 103 or equivalent FIRE 110 Fire Company Organization & Procedure 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 111 Fire Investigation Technology 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 112 Wildland Fire Control 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 114 Hazardous Materials 3
FIRE 101 or equivalent FIRE 115  Fire Fighting Strategy & Tactics 3
  FIRE 116 Fire Academy I 4
FIRE 116 FIRE 117 Fire Academy II 12
FIRE 117 FIRE 118 Fire Academy III 4
FIRE 118 FIRE 119 Fire Academy IV 12
FIRE 150 or equivalent FIRE 151 Training Instructor 1B 2
  RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES
  ADMJ 101 Introduction to the Administration of Justice      3
ADMJ 101 or equivalent ADMJ 103 Concepts of Criminal Law      3
ADMJ 101 or equivalent ADMJ 107 Community Relations      3
  SPCH 101 Public Speaking      3
  TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 27
NOTE: ADDITIONAL COURSEWORK MIGHT BE REQUIRED IF PREREQUISITES ARE NOT MET.  SEE A COUNSELOR TO PREPARE A STUDENT EDUCATIONAL PLAN.
August 2016 GCC CATALOG 2016-2017
Important Notice: In the event of a discrepancy between the information presented above and the online and/or print versions of the GCC Catalog, please contact a counselor or the office of Admissions and Records.