Fire Technology Certificate

 A certification of completion in Fire Technology is designed for the student who wishes to make the fire service a career and is granted upon fulfillment of the 18 unit core courses identified below and the completion of 6 additional program electives.


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Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
FIRE-101 Introduction to Fire Technology 3
FIRE-102 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FIRE-106 Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FIRE-115 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
Spring Semester 1
FIRE-109 Fundamentals of Fire Protection and Equipment 3
EMS-501 Emergency Medical Technician (formerly EMS-090) 6
FIRE-122 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
 Total Units24
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
FIRE-101Introduction to Fire Technology3
FIRE-102Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
FIRE-106Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIRE-109Fundamentals of Fire Protection and Equipment3
FIRE-115Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE-122Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
Elective Courses
Select 6 units of the following:6
Emergency Medical Technician (formerly EMS-090)
Fire Apparatus and Equipment
Fundamentals of Fire Investigation
Fundamentals of Wild Land Fire Fighting
Cooperative Work Experience: Fire Technology (formerly FIRE-149)
Total Units24

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Gainful Employment Disclosures: Fire Technology

Gainful Employment Disclosures – 2022


This program is designed to be completed in 8 months 

This program will cost $1,104 if completed within normal time.  There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.   

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with $0 of debt.   

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession: California 

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Cost per unit $46 

Parking Permits cost $68 a year or $34 a semester  

RTA Go Pass cost $16 a year or $8 a semester  

SGA discount sticker (optional) - $14 a year or $7 a semester  

Student representation fee (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Help a Student Fund (optional) - $4 a year or $2 a semester  

Student Health Center Fee - $46 a year or $23 a semester 

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