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Simplifying the path


fire Technology & Emergency medical services


This Roadmap is provided as a SAMPLE GUIDE showing what a full-time student's schedule MAY look like. There is no guarantee that all classes will be offered each semester or that classes will have space available. You must meet all prerequisite requirements prior to registering for a class.


Consult with a Los Medanos Counselor for help planning your schedule. Vist the Fire Technology or
Emergency Medical Services
website for more information about these programs.


Degrees and Certificates:

summer Fall Spring  
  FIRE-101 3 units   3 unitsFIRE-102   3 unitsFIRE-103  
      9 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)   3 unitsFIRE-105  
          9 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)  
    Fall year 2


Fall year 2

      3 unitsFIRE-104   6 unitsEMS-010*  
      3 unitsFIRE-107   9 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)  
      9 unitsGE/Electives (AS only)      

Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology 24 Units


AS in Fire Technology
60 Units


* Take just this class if your goal is to become an EMT.




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fire Technology & Emergency medical services programs


Fire Technology & EMT Careers

These courses provide an education in fire protection as well as fire prevention activities. They will be most helpful in preparing you for a future in the fire service. This program can help you get a job in the forestry or conservation service, fire prevention, fire or building inspector or as a fire investigator. Some of the Fire Technology classes are pre-requisites for entering the LMC fire academy which can lead to a position as a firefighter. The EMS program is a pre-requisite for the Fire Technology program and the Fire Academy, but students can also take the class alone to become an Emergency Medical Technician.


Fire Technology & EMT Salary Averages in California:

Emergency Medical Technician: $10.14 - $28.58/hour

Fire Fighter: $17.42 - $54.70/hour

Fire Inspector or Investigator: $20.26 - $53.97/hour

Forest and Conservation Technician: $13.36 - $27.62/hour

Information gathered by Career One Stop (www.careerinfonet.org) which is sponsored by the Department of Labor, 2012


Associate's Degree, Certificate of Achievement and College Skills Certificate

The Certificate of Achievement requires completion of 21 units of coursework in the required courses listed above.


The Associate of Science Degree requires completion of 21 units of coursework that includes the required courses listed above and completion of 18-19 units of General Education requirements plus enough elective units to total 60.


A College Skills Certificate for the Basic Fire Academy may be obtained by completing the prerequisites shown above plus FIRE-120 (Fire Academy).