Bakersfield College

Fire Technology

Fire Fighter I Academy

Certificate of Achievement

The Fire Fighter I Academy Certificate of Achievement is designed to meet the training and educational requirements established by the State Fire Marshal’s Office for Fire Fighter I certification. The program will prepare students for the national registry exam and certification as a California State Emergency Medical Technician. After successful completion of this certificate, students will be authorized to take the National Registry EMT examination.

To Achieve the Certificate of Achievement

Upon completion of the following courses with a grade of ‘C’ or better in each course, students will be awarded a Fire Fighter I Academy Certificate of Achievement.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will:

  • perform skills that meet National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 for Fire Fighter and California State Fire Marshal Standards for Fire Fighter.
  • demonstrate written and verbal communication skills required for entry-level fire fighter positions.
  • analyze emergency and hazardous conditions that are inherent to the firefighting profession.

Total Units: 20.5-24.5


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
FIRE B64 State Firefighter I Academy 16.5
  or  
FIRE B62 Firefighter I Academy 12.5
  and  
EMTC B50 Emergency Medical Technicia 8.0

The courses can be taken out of order. If students take these courses in the following sequence, they can complete the program in one year (two semesters):

  1. EMTC B50 taken in fall of year 1. (with a “C” or higher grade.)
  2. Fire B64 OR B62 taken in spring of year 1. (with a “C” or higher grade.)

Total Units: 20.5 – 24.5 units

Kern Community College District