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Fire Technology - Public Safety Training Courses

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 training courses for Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service personnel. Although open to the public, some of these courses are intended to serve those already employed in a variety of Public Safety careers. Perspective students must meet the pre-requisites listed in the course description.

The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium Center, which is located on the Coyote Valley campus of Gavilan College. Course numbers will be assigned as needed, and Consortium titles will be used. Course curriculum adheres to Title V requirements, as well as the specifications of the associated regulating agencies.

For more information about the courses available, including requirements and schedules, please visit the South Bay website or call (408) 229-4299.

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

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

Course Description

Pre-service instruction in basic firefighting 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.)

Units: 12
Degree Credit
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.
Corequisites: None