In-service training courses offered for fire personnel through the Public Safety Training
Consortium. Course numbers will be assigned as needed, and Consortium titles will
be used. The curriculum for each course offered adheres to Title V requirements.
College of San Mateo is a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training
Consortium. The Consortium is funded by member colleges to provide vocational specific
training which may require special facilities, special training conditions, or is
presented outside of the regular schedule of college classes.
South Bay offers in-service training courses, including State Fire Training certified
classes. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to
serve those already employed in a variety of Public Safety careers.
The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public
Safety Training Consortium Center located near the Evergreen Valley College campus.
The curriculum for each course offered adheres to State of California Title 5 requirements.
For more information about the courses available, including requirements and schedules,
please visit the South Bay website or call (408) 270-6458.
Minimum Grade for Prerequisites
Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread
and are controlled.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or 105., FIRE 715