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
Pre-service instruction in basic fire fighting knowledge and skills. Lecture and manipulative
instruction in all areas of responsibility for a firefighter. (Certificate of course
completion issued by the Fire Technology Department.)
Pass/No Pass Only
Lecture hours/semester: 136-153
Lab hours/semester: 168-189
Homework hours/semester: 272-306
Prerequisites: Proof of Emergency Medical Technician certification or Paramedic licensure. FIRE
715 or equivalent course from another accredited California Community College Fire
Technology program. Successful completion of an additional three units of Fire Technology
coursework. Admission to the Fire Academy.