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FIRE 722 Firefighter Academy

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the student to become an entry-level firefighter. Training will cover the roles and responsibilities of firefighter 1 and 2, including structural suppression activities, hazardous materials and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), wildland firefighting, and confined space rescue awareness. This course meets the requirements outlined by California State Fire Training. (Certificate of course completion issued by the Fire Technology Department.)

Units: 17
Degree Credit
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 160-180
  • Lab hours/semester: 336-378
  • Homework hours/semester: 320-360
Prerequisites: Admission to the course through the fire academy application process., Proof of Emergency Medical Technician certification or Paramedic licensure. FIRE 715 or equivalent course from another accredited California Community College Fire Technology program and successful completion of at least three additional units of Fire Technology coursework or a minimum of one year of professional fire service experience in a suppression unit confirmed in writing by a supervising company officer or sponsorship by a fire service agency as a professional firefighter.
Corequisites: None