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Fire Science


Students will be introduced to Fire Department and Emergency Services related fields and techniques used to perform the job. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, employability, and career readiness practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:
  • Time management and organization
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Work with a variety of technology
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Job search skills including resume, job applications, and effective interview skills
  • Essentials of Fire Department Customer Service

Class Benefits

  • 30 high school credits earned per year
  • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

Earned Outside of (Following) the Class:

Students completing the course with a grade of “B” or better may be granted college units at the following community college:
  • Mission College – 6.0 units

Continuing Education

  • AA/AS in Paramedic, Chemistry, Public Health, Fire Technology
  • EMT or Police Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 29-2041.00
  • Firefighters 33-2011.00
  • Forest Firefighters 33-2011.02
  • Municipal Firefighters 33-2011.01
  • Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatchers 43-5031.00
  • Police Patrol Officers 33-3051.01

Certifications Earned Within the Class

FEMA Tests:

  • S-130 Wildland Firefighter Training
  • S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Q-0462 Introduction to ICS-100 
  • Q-0228 Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry
  • IS-00005.a An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
  • IS-00907 Active Shooter: What You Can Do
  • IS-00906 WorkPlace Security Awareness
  • IS-00909 Community Preparedness Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone

State Certifications:

  • First Aid, Basic CPR
  • Health Care Provider CPR
  • Automatic External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Emergency Medical Responder 

State Tests:

  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations

Job Opportunities Upon Completion

  • Firefighters/Firefighter EMT/EMT
  • Lifeguards 33-9092.00
  • First Responders
  • Protective Service Workers
  • Security Guards 33-9032.00
  • Home Health Aides 31-1011.00
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