Fire Technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior and combustion, fire chemistry, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection systems; fire command and fire management (supervision). Students earning the Associate of Science Degree in Fire Technology may pursue positions as a firefighter, paramedic or firefighter/EMT or may choose to continue their study in fire technology or fire service toward a bachelor’s degree.

Career paths chosen by students pursuing an undergraduate degree in fire technology commonly include firefighter, fire engineer, paramedic, forest service worker, health and safety officer, fire prevention specialist, fire inspector, fire investigator, fire protection engineer and hazardous materials specialist. Students enrolled in the Fire Technology program will be able to transfer California State University Los Angeles to pursue a Baccalaureate of Science degree in Fire Protection Administration and Technology.

Required Classes

Course Class Credits
FIRE 000 Refer to college catalog page 143 to obtain a list of required courses and credits


Fire Technology