Classes in Fire Technology are 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.  A certificate of completion may be earned.  Instructors for the program are Fire Service professionals drawn from the many fire departments in Southern California.

What courses are needed?

These courses are required (3 units in each course):

Fire Technology 101, 102, 103, 105, 115.  These core classes are offered online each semester.

In addition, a minimum of 12 units must be selected from the following:

Fire Technology 104, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114. Administration of Justice 117. For the purpose of the Fire Technology Certificate the Fire Academy classes 116, 117, 118, 119 are considered.

The following courses are recommended:

Administration of Justice 101, 103, 107, Speech 101.

A total of 27 units is required to apply for the Fire Technology Certificate.  Fire Technology courses are offered each fall and spring semester with Fire101 being offered each semester.  We offer three to four Fire Technology courses a semester.  Fire 101 is a prerequisite for all other Fire Technology courses and cannot be taken concurrently with other Fire Technology classes.  Each Fire Technology class is offered one night a week for the length of the semester.

 Associate in Science Degree in Fire Technology

All of the above listed courses (with the exception of Fire Academy 116, 117, 118, 119) must be completed.  In addition students must take an additional 33 units (or more) of other general education courses at Glendale Community College.  If interested please see the Fire Academy counselor by making an appointment through the counseling office. 

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