The mission of the Department of Fire Technology Department is-
"...to reduce the burden of fire losses on life, property and the
environment, by providing the highest quality of fire science-based education, research
and outreach in the fire service, and in fire-related safety, health and environmental
To this end, the department offers many certificate programs through the California
State Fire Marshal office, NWCG and NFPA. In addition the program offers
the following Certificates and Degrees.
Fire Technology Certificate
A.A. or A.S. degree in Fire Technology.
A.S. Degree in Wildland FireFighting
Faculty members are active in a variety of research and