Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology
Fire Technology Program
- Mike Maloney, Director (530) 879-4349
- Department Office: AHPS 144 (530) 895-2402
- Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378
About the Program
The Fire Technology program is designed to give students the knowledge to pursue a career in fire science. Students will gain a broad working knowledge of building inspection and the many aspects of municipal and wildland firefighting.
Students interested in a fire science career have two options: the 19-week Firefighter I Academy or the two-year AS degree program.
Students should be in good physical condition. Academy applicants are required to pass reading and writing tests. A basic understanding of chemistry and competence in mathematics is desirable. Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career in fire science are encouraged to take classes in reading, writing, mathematics and chemistry.
The A.S. should be considered a step toward a higher degree or specialized instruction. Students who complete the two-year A.S. degree will be able to seek employment in many different areas including careers in firefighting, building inspection and fire prevention.
Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology: www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0136200CA.html
Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology (27 Units)
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Analyze the causes of fire, determine extinguishing agents and methods of extinguishment, differentiate the stages of fire, and compare methods of heat transfer.
- Identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and firefighter health and safety.
Required courses for the certificate:
- Introduction to Fire Science
- Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Control
- Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
- Personal Fire Safety
- Building Construction for Fire Protection
- Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
- United States Government
- Reading and Composition
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Last updated September 28, 2017