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Fire Academy Certificate of Achievement

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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.

For Gainful Employment program information, please visit www.elcamino.edu/academics/indtech/fireacademy

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of all program requirements. At least 50 percent of the courses required for the certificate must be completed at El Camino College.


Total Units: 33.5

Other requirements:

  1. Pass a Fire Fighter Physical Agility Test (FPAT) or Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) within the last 6 months as required by the California State Fire Marshal’s Office.
  2. Pass the El Camino College Fire Physical Qualification Test.
  3. Pass a physical examination according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard #1582.

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