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Fire Technology - Public Safety Training Courses

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 courses.

Course Description

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations and operating at emergencies.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Letter Grade Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU