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Firefighter Technology

Overview

The Fire Technology Program of the Santa Rosa Junior College Public Safety Training Center is approved by the State Fire Marshal's Office and the State Board of Fire Services as an accredited regional academy and offers several paths for those who have an interest in the fire service. These include a Certificate in Fire Technology, an Associates Degree in Fire Technology, the Firefighter I Academy and "In-service" courses.

Students desiring a career in the fire service are strongly encouraged to obtain either a Certificate or A. S. Degree in Fire Technology following the procedures identified below. If you desire to obtain certification as a firefighter in the State of California, completion of the Firefighter 1 Academy (or another regionally accredited academy) is recognized as the minimum entry requirement. The Fire Technology Program also strives to provide a number of career development "In-service" training courses for those persons currently employed (either paid or volunteer) in the profession.

Fire Technology Certificate

A certification of completion in Fire Technology is designed for the student who wishes to make the fire service a career but does not intend to pursue a 4 year degree and is granted upon fulfillment of the 18 unit core courses identified below and the completion of 12 additional program electives. Program elective units may also be earned through approved in-service courses such as SFM CFSTES and FSTEP classes (those in the 200 series).

Fire Technology Certificate Core Requirements (18.0 units)
Course Description Units
Fire 71 Fire Protection & Organization 3.0
Fire 72 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3.0
Fire 73 Fire Prevention Technology 3.0
Fire 74 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3.0
Fire 76 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3.0
Fire 78 Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3.0

For Program Electives click here

A.S. Degree - Fire Technology

The Associate of Science Degree in Fire Technology at Santa Rosa Junior College meets many of the same goals of the Certificate program but more importantly, also serves to provide a foundation for higher learning and transfer to a four year fire program such as found at CSU Los Angeles and Sacramento.

The Fire Technology Major has six required courses. To fulfill the balance of degree units, students must complete 18 additional electives as found in the Program Electives list above and meet the General Education requirements. The total number of these units will vary depending upon the General Education Pattern option you select (see: http://busapp02.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/ProgramOfStudyDegrees.aspx.

Fire Technology Major Core Requirements - complete 18.0 units
Course Description Units
Fire 71 Fire Protection & Organization 3.0
Fire 72 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3.0
Fire 73 Fire Prevention Technology 3.0
Fire 74 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3.0
Fire 76 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3.0
Fire 77 Hazardous Materials for Public Safety 3.0
OR
Fire 78 Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3.0

For information on all Fire Technology Courses, contact Linda Mercurio at 707-836-2906 or email lmercurio@santarosa.edu