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Looking for a career in fire science?  The Fire Science program is designed to prepare students for a career in the fire service as well as for career advancement. Instruction includes fundamentals of fire prevention, building construction for fire protection, safety, and public education, certification, firefighter academy, and fire investigation.

Career paths can include traditional careers such as firefighters, fire investigators, and fire inspectors but can also open doors to jobs in emergency management, homeland security, and forensics.

The following are classes open for the fall. Enroll now! For more information, call the Fire Service Department at (510) 436-2515.

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Certificate of Achievement: Chief Fire Officer

Certificate of Achievement
Chief Fire Officer

Program Requirements
FISCI 236      Human Resource Management for Chief Fire Officers                1.5
FISCI 237      Budget and Fiscal Responsibilities for Chief Fire Officers            1
FISCI 238      General Administrative Functions for Chief Fire Officers             1.5
FICSI 239      Emergency Service Delivery Functions for Chief Fire Officers      1.5

Restricted Electives—choose five courses from the following
COMM 3        Introduction to Human Communication                                      3
COMM 4        The Dynamics of Group Discussion                                              3
COMM 45      Public Speaking                                                                            3
CIS 40            Database Management                                                                 3
CIS 42            Spreadsheet Application                                                               3
BUS 52          Psychology and Human Relations                                                 3
BUS 53          Personnel Management                                                                 3
MATH 13       Introduction to Statistics                                                               4

Major Requirements:               5.5
Restricted Electives:          15 – 16
Total Units:                   20.5 – 21.5

Recommended Course Sequence

1st Semester
FISCI 236 and FISCI 237                                                                                2.5
Two to three restricted electives                                                              6 – 10

2nd Semester
FISCI 238 and FISCI 239                                                                                  3
Two to three restricted electives                                                             6 – 10

Certificate of Achievement: Fire Officer

Certificate of Achievement
Fire Officer

Program Requirements
FISCI 230      Human Resource Management for Company Officers             2.5
FISCI 231      General Administrative Functions for Company Officers          2.5
FISCI 232      Fire Inspections and Investigations for Company Officers        2.5
FICSI 233      All Risk Command Operations for Company Officers               2.5
FISCI 235      Fire Instructor I                                                                          2.5

Restricted Electives
COMM 3        Introduction to Human Communication                                   3
or
COMM 4        The Dynamics of Group Discussion                                           3
and
COMM 45      Public Speaking                                                                         3
and
ENGL 208     Writing Workshop                                                                       1

Major Requirements         11.5
Restricted Electives             7
Total Units                         18.5

Recommended Course Sequence

1st Semester
FSCI 230, FSCI 231, and FSCI 232                                                                7.5
One restricted elective course                                                                  1 – 3

2nd Semester
FSCI 233 and FSCI 235                                                                                    5
Two restricted elective courses                                                                 1 – 6

Certificate of Achievement: Fire Technology

Certificate of Achievement
Fire Technology

Program Requirements

Required Courses

EMT 211                                                                                                      6
Restricted Electives—Four courses from the following
FISCI 201—Principles of Fire & Emergency Services                                   3
FISCI 202—Fire Prevention                                                                          3
FISCI 203—Building Construction for the Fire Service                                 3
FISCI 204—Fire Behavior and Combustion                                                  3
FISCI 205—Fire Protection Systems                                                             3
FISCI 206—Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival    3

Major Requirements                                                                                 6
Restricted Electives                                                                                 12
Total Units                                                                                                18

Recommended Course Sequence

1st Semester
EMT 211                                                                                                     6
One restricted elective course                                                                   3

2nd Semester
One restricted elective course                                                                   3

3rd Semester
One restricted elective course                                                                   3

4th Semester
One restricted elective course                                                                   3

A.S. Degree: Fire Technology, Fire Officer, or Chief Fire Officer.

A.S. Degree
Fire Technology

Program Requirements

Required Courses

FISCI 201—Principles of Fire & Emergency Services                                  3
FISCI 202—Fire Prevention                                                                         3
FISCI 203—Building Construction for the Fire Service                               3
FISCI 204—Fire Behavior and Combustion                                                3
FISCI 205—Fire Protection Systems                                                           3
FISCI 206—Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival  3
EMT 211—Emergency Medical Technician                                                6

Restricted Electives
Group A
FISCI 211—Firefighter Academy                                                              10

Or

Group B—six courses from this group
FISCI 230—Company Officer 2A                                                              2
FISCI 231—Company Officer 2B                                                              1
FISCI 232—Company Officer 2C                                                              2
FISCI 233—Company Officer 2D                                                              2
FISC 234—Company Officer 2E                                                                2
FISCI 235—Instructor I                                                                             2

Or

Group C—four courses from this group
FISCI 236—Chief Officer 3A                                                                      1.5
FISCI 237—Chief Officer 3B                                                                      1.5
FISCI 238—Chief Officer 3C                                                                     1.5
FISCI 239—Chief Officer 3D                                                                     1.5

Major Requirements                                                                       24
Restricted Electives                                                                    6 – 11
General Education                                                                    25 – 30
Total Units                                                                                        60

Recommended Course Sequence

1st Semester
FISCI 201                                                                                                                  3
FISCI 202                                                                                                                  3
EMT 211                                                                                                                   6
General Education                                                                                                    3

2nd Semester
FISCI 203                                                                                                                  3
FISCI 204                                                                                                                  3
General Education                                                                                                   8

3rd Semester
FISCI 205                                                                                                                  3
FISCI 206                                                                                                                  3
Two courses from Group B or Group C                                                              3 – 6
General Education                                                                                                    8

4th Semester
FISCI 211 or                                                                                                          10
Three courses from Group B or two courses from Group C                             3 – 6
General Education                                                                                                  8

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