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 committees and boards.
Required for the degree are 180 quarter units, including applicable lower division preparation at a community college. The major requires a total of 100–108 quarter units. Consult with an advisor for the specific number of units required in all areas of the degree including GE and free electives.
Required Community College Preparation
A minimum of 15 semester units (23 quarter units) of community college courses is required, as follows (semester units shown):
Building Construction for Fire Protection (3)
Fire Company Organization and Management (3)
Fire Behavior and Control (3)
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (3)
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3)
A maximum of 6 semester units (9 quarter 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 Service Communications Systems (3)
Fire Service Records and Reports (3)
Hazardous Materials I and II (3 each)
Related Codes and Ordinances (3)
Rescue Practices (3)
Wildland Fire Control (3)
Requirements for the major (100-108 quarter units)
A total of 15–21 semester units (22–32 quarter units) of community college courses may be included in the major program.
The remainder of the major is primarily upper division work, with 68–86 quarter units required beyond the community college preparation. Of these units, a maximum of 12 may be taken in lower division courses.