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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

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.)

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