The courses and unit values on this page are representative of the typical values and courses required by this program. They may not be accurate for the degree or certificate requirements for some students, depending on your year of catalog rights.
Please refer to your appropriate catalog or see a counselor for accurate degree requirements.
This degree program of study was developed to assist students who desire to become a firefighter, or desire Fire Technology as a career. This certificate will aid existing firefighters in promoting/advancing through the ranks of engineer, captain, battalion chief, etc. The Bakersfield Fire Department requires an A.A./A.S. Degree before a captain can take the promotional exam for battalion chief. This course of study will transfer to a four-year institute. Note: Fire B-1 is a prerequisite and must be completed before taking other core fire technology courses. Fire B-1 can be waived if the student has completed either academy (B-62 or B-63) and B-2 can be waived for students who have a minimum of two years continuous experience as a full-time paid firefighter. A G.P.A. of at least 2.0 is required in the fire technology program. Of the 30 units required, a minimum of 12 units must be completed at Bakersfield Bakersfield Collegeís Regional Fire Technology Academy (RFTA) was authorized by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) in 1980, with programs of study leading to Certified Fire and Certified Fire Chief. RFTA sponsors many cooperative training programs with federal, state, and local fire protection agencies. Individuals may develop a program suitable to their career goals with the aid of a college counselor. Courses may lead to the achievement of specific career goals, immediate employment, an Associate Degree, or transfer credits that satisfy requirements for a Bachelorís Degree in Fire Technology.
|Required Courses: 22 units
|FIRE B1||Fire Protection Organization 3.0|
|FIRE B2|| Personal Fire Safety
& Emergency Action 3.0
|FIRE B7||Buildig Construction for Fire Protection|
|FIRE B3||Fire Command, Strategy, Tactics 3.0|
|FIRE B4||Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.0|
|FIRE B5||Fire Prevention Technology 3.0|
|FIRE B6||Fire Protection Equipment & Systems 3.0|
|FIRE B72h||Emergency Medical Technician 1- Non-Ambulance 4.0|