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 who wish to concentrate on meeting the basic requirements for entry-level
employment are advised to complete FIRE 793 and FIRE 797. 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.
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.
|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|