Note: FIRE B1 can be waived for those who have completed
a F/F 1 academy, and B2 waived for students who have a minimum of 2
years service as a paid, full-time firefighter.
SFM Cmd 1-A can be substituted for Fire B-3, and SFM Prevention 1-A
& 1-B can be used to substitute for Fire B-5. A G.P.A. of at least 2.0 is
required in the certificate program. Of the 32 units required, a minimum
of 12 units must be completed at Bakersfield College. Before taking
online fire tech. courses at other colleges be sure to get prior approval as
not all classes are accepted at BC.
Programs : Certificate
FIRE 1 Introduction to Fire Technology 3.0 units
FIRE 2 Personal Firefighter Safety
and Emergency Action 3.0 units
FIRE B-7 Fire Related Building Construction.
FIRE 3 Fire Service Operations/Tactics &
Strategies 3.0 units
FIRE 4 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.0 units
FIRE 5 Fire Prevention 3.0 units
FIRE 6 Fire Protection
Systems and Equipment 3.0 units
FIRE 72h or Emergency Medical Technician
EMTC 1 Emergency Medical Care 4.0 (Allied Health)
General Education Courses:
ENGL 1 English
Composition or 1-A 4.0 units
PSYCH 1a General Psychology or Sociology B-1, 3.0 units
COMM B-1 Speech Public Speaking 3.0 units
COMM B2, B4, or B8.
Combined Total, 32.0 units
** Note English 1 is
a new requirement effective when the new 2008-2009 Catalog comes out.