Mar 03, 2024
Industry and Technology Division
The fire and emergency technology program prepares students for entry-level employment and job upgrades in fire services and emergency medical fields. By completing the degree or certificate requirements, students will gain the ability to apply the principles of fire combat, fire protection organization, fire prevention, fire behavior, and building construction. Students will also gain proficiency in emergency medical assistance and in the handling of hazardous materials and emergency vehicles and apparatus. Competencies will be assessed regularly in compliance with the California State Firefighter I Standards and with the Los Angeles County certification process for emergency medical technicians and paramedics.
Note: Since employment as a fire fighter requires passing stringent physical and agility exams, persons considering such a career should ascertain that they meet those requirements.
For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/indtech/fireacademy
Fire and Emergency Technology Option:
Required Core: 27.5 units
Paramedical Technician Option:
In order to be eligible for the Paramedical Technician Option, the student must first complete the following requirements:
- Provide verification of Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification within the last 12 months;
- Provide verification of at least 6 months experience as an EMT-1 in a pre-hospital setting;
- Complete FTEC 15 or equivalent;
- Pass a medical examination according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard #1582;
- Furnish proof of rubella immunity, Tuberculosis (TB) test and Hepatitis B vaccine.
In addition to the program prerequisites, it is recommended that students be eligible, through assessment or coursework, for ENGL 1A and MATH 80.
Required Courses (after meeting above requirements):
ANAT 30 and any college chemistry course with a laboratory
Preparation for the Fire and Emergency Technology Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.