Meet with a CSM counselor to discuss how to achieve academic goals and to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP).
University Transfer Program
60–70 transferable units
California State University
University of California
Independent Colleges and Universities
Students will develop entry-level expertise in the areas of fire suppression, fire
prevention, training and administration. Opportunities also exist with private industry
safety programs, insurance companies, and fire equipment manufacturing firms.
The Fire Technology field offers enhanced opportunities for employment to students who have completed CSM's program. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional fire service personnel, students can expect to be trained in the latest theories and techniques of fire technology, firefighting skills, and emergency medical training.
Students who wish to concentrate on meeting the basic requirements for entry-level employment are advised to complete the EMT and Fire Academy courses. Fire agencies in California require completion of this training to meet minimum requirements for employment as a firefighter. However, many agencies are beginning to require an Associate degree for entry-level positions.
|Required Core Courses: 21 - 23 units||Units|
|FIRE 715||Principles of Emergency Services||3 units|
|FIRE 720||Fire Prevention||3 units|
|FIRE 730||Fire Behavior and Combustion||3 units|
|FIRE 740||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3 units|
|FIRE 745||Fire Protection Systems||3 units|
|FIRE 748||Firefighter Safety & Survival||3 units|
|Plus, completion of the General Education English requirement as outlined in Section C (2) of the Associate in Arts/Science Degree Requirements.||3 - 5 units|
|Required Selective Courses: A minimum of 12 units from the following courses:||Units|
|FIRE 714||Wildland Fire Control||3 units|
|FIRE 721||Fire Academy Preparation||2 units|
|FIRE 722||Firefighter Academy||17 units|
|FIRE 725||Fire Apparatus and Equipment||3 units|
|FIRE 770||Fire Service Career Prep||3 units|
|FIRE 797||Emergency Medical Technician: Basic||11 units|