GLENDALE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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.  To explore major-related career information, click on the Career Profile link.

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  FIRE 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 IB

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 2014 GCC CATALOG 2014-2015

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.

Fire Technology (2013-14 catalog)
Fire Technology (2011-12 catalog)
Fire Technology (2009-10 catalog)