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
FIRE 002Fire Prevention3
FIRE 003Fire Protection Equipment & Systems3
FIRE 004Bldg 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
Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin/Cause Determination
Fire Investigation 1B: Techniques of Fire Investigation
Training Instructor 1A: Cognitive Lesson Delivery
Training Instructor 1B: Psychomotor Lesson Delivery
Training Instructor 1C: Instructional Devlpmnt Technqs
I-200: Basic ICS
I-300: Intermediate ICS
I-400: Advanced ICS
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Ops
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pump Operations
Fire Prevention 1
Command 1A: Command Principles for Company Officers
Command 1B: Incident Management-Company Officers
Command 1C: WUI Command Operations for the Company Officers
Fire Management 1: Mgt/Supervision for Company Officers
Building II & Fire Codes
Emergency Medical Responder
Emergency Medical Technician I
Required Subtotal18
Elective Subtotal4