Bakersfield College

Fire Technology

Fire Academy

Job Skills Certificate

The Fire Academy Job Skills Certificate will prepare the student for entry level firefighter positions, and provides the minimum training required to become a reserve firefighter. It provides the basic educational and practical training essential for firefighting, including the advanced study of organizational procedures; forcible entry tools; protective breathing apparatus; inspection procedures; fire protection equipment and systems; wildland fire control; EMR; fire behavior; and petroleum fire procedures.

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 1.
  • 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: 12.5-18.0


Required Courses

Course # Name Units
FIRE B62 Fire Fighter I Academy 12.5
  or  
FIRE B64 Firefighter I Academy 15.0
  and  
EMTC B51 Emergency Medical Responder 3.0
Kern Community College District