The Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Protection Administration and Technology was designed to meet the needs of various fire services for educational experiences that provide both technical and administrative skills. The curriculum was developed through close consultation with representatives of all levels of the fire services from local groups to State and National committees and boards.
Required for the degree are 120 semester units, including applicable lower division preparation at a community college.
Required Community College Preparation
A minimum of 18 semester units of community college courses is required, as follows (semester units shown):
Building Construction for Fire Protection (3)
Introduction to Fire Protection (3)
Fire Combustion and Behavior (3)
Fire Equipment and Systems (3)
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3)
Occupational Safety (3)
A maximum of 9 semester units of community college coursework may be used as lower division electives. Select from the following (semester units shown):
Fire Apparatus and Equipment (3)
Fire Hydraulics (3)
Fire Investigation I (3)
Fire Company Officer (3)
Structural Firefighting (3)
Hazardous Materials I and II (3 each)
Related Codes and Ordinances (3)
Emergency Medical Technical I (3)
Wildland Fire Control (3)
Requirements for the Major
A total of 24 semester units of community college courses may be included in the major program. The remainder of the major is primarily upper division work. A maximum of 12 units may be taken in lower division courses.