College of the Sequoias Fire Technology Division

 
 


Fire Technology Program

Thank you for your interest in the College of the Sequoias Fire Technology Program. You have many options when it comes to completing the fire academy, vocational certificate or an Associates of Science Degree in Fire Science. You can complete a 12-unit certificate with the completion of the California State Fire Training Accredited Firefighter 1 Academy, a 30-unit Achievement Certificate in Fire Technology, and an Associate of Science Degree in Fire Science. Our academy is a 12-unit course with 380 hours over a 19-week period. The class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 1745 to 2200 and all day on Saturday. We do accept course work from other colleges as long as the content of the course is the same as ours. 
 

Fire Academy Requirements

The College of the Sequoias (COS), Fire Fighter I Academy is offered with the cooperation of the Tulare/Kings Fire Training Officers Association and the Tulare/Kings Fire Chiefs Officers Association. The Academy has a long history at COS with the first class being offered in 1976.
 
The Academy is a 380- hour, 12 unit class that meets or exceeds the requirements of the California State Fire Marshals Office for Fire Fighter I certification. Our academy is a 12-unit course with 380 hours over a 19 week period. The class meets Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 1745 to 2200 and all day on Saturday. The Firefighter I Academy will be held at various locations throughout the Tulare and Kings Counties area.
There is no waiting list for the Fire Academy. If you meet the prerequisites you can enroll just like any other course offered at the College of the Sequoias. There is no waiting list and you register when your registration date and time is. If room is still available then you can enroll in the fire academy.
 

Prerequisites

There are two prerequisites courses, which must be completed prior to being able to register for the Firefighter 1 Academy. These two courses are FIRE 159 - Introduction to Fire Protection and EMT 251.
 
My suggestion for someone who wants to get into the fire service is to take these two courses along with some general education courses during the day. Once these two courses are completed then they can attend the fire academy. The fire service is very competitive and obtaining an A.S. degree goes a long way.
 

Fire Technology Core Courses and Unit Numbers

FIRE 125 Fundamentals of Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3 Units
FIRE 155 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 Units
FIRE 157 Fire Prevention Technology 3 Units
FIRE 159 Introduction to Fire Protection Organization (prerequisite course) 3 Units
FIRE 163 Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3 Units
FIRE 182 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 Units

Additional Courses in Fire Technology - Course Numbers and Units

FIRE 125 Fundamentals of Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3 Units
FIRE 156 Fire Service Hydraulics 3 Units
FIRE 161 S.F.M. Fire Prevention 1A 2 Units
FIRE 162 S.F.M. Fire Prevention 1B 2 Units
FIRE 169 S.F.M. Training Instructor 1A 2 Units
FIRE 162 S.F.M. Fire Prevention 1B 2 Units
FIRE 169 S.F.M. Training Instructor 1A 2 Units
FIRE 170 S.F.M. Training Instructor 1B 2 Units
FIRE 173 S.F.M. Fire Command 1A 2 Units
FIRE 174 S.F.M. Fire Command 1B 2 Units
FIRE 252 S.F.M. Fire Investigation 1A 2 Units
FIRE 253 S.F.M. Fire Investigation 1B 2 Units
FIRE 270 Basic Fire Fighter 1 Academy (max. 12 units accepted for A.S. Degree) 15 Units
FIRE 275 S.F.M. Fire Command 1C 2 Units
FIRE 277 S.F.M. Fire Management 1 2 Units
FIRE 280 Fire Fighter 2 Academy 5 Units
Last Updated: 1/6/2014 9:31 AM