Fire Technology Certificate of Achievement

Fire technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior, combustible materials, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection techniques and systems; fire command and fire management (supervision).

The certificate of achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as an entry level firefighter. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate or baccalaureate degree in the field. 

Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology have obtained positions as firefighter, firefighter/EMT and paramedic. 

This program follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model from the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland and is a component of accreditation from the California State Fire Marshal.

Required CoursesUnits
FIRE 001Principles of Emergency Services3
Principles of Emergency Services 1A
and Principles of Emergency Services 1B
FIRE 002Fire Prevention3
FIRE 003Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE 004Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 005Fire Behavior & Combustion3
FIRE 007Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival3
Select 4 units from the following (with Advisor approval):4
Hazardous Materials/ICS
Firefighting Strategies & Tactics
Wildland Fire Technology
Confined Space - Awareness
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness Level
Low Angle Rescue Operational
Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin & Cause Determination
Fire Investigation 1B: Techniques of Fire Investigation
I-200: Basic ICS
I-300: Intermediate ICS
I-400: Advanced ICS
Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management
Company Officer 2B: General Administration Functions
Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations
Company Officer 2D: All Risk Command Operations
Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations
Fire Inspector 1A: Duties and Administration
Fire Inspector 1B: Fire and Life Safety
Fire Inspector 1C: Field Inspection
Fire Inspector 1D: Field Inspection- California Specific
Building II & Fire Codes
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician I