Fire Prevention Officer

Certificate of Achievement (Transcripted)

Program of Study

The Fire Prevention Officer Certificate is designed to prepare students as Fire Protection Engineering Technicians and as staff assistants to Fire Protection Engineers; to enable fire department personnel to upgrade skills in the area of prevention; and to give architects, engineers and persons from other disciplines an opportunity to expand their knowledge of building, life safety, and fire protection.

Program Learning Outcomes for Fire Prevention Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Fire Prevention Program students will:

  • Analyze, evaluate, and develop mitigation plans for emergency and hazardous conditions that are inherent to Fire Prevention.
  • Perform skills that meet National Fire Protection Association Standard 1031 for Fire Inspector, California State Fire Marshal Standards for Fire Inspector and International Code Council- Fire Inspector I

This certificate program meets the requirements of the California State Board of Fire Services Certified Firefighter I and college or university preparation.

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Required Coursework

Coursework must be completed sequentially

Semester 1

  • FTC 101 Fire Protection Organization 3
  • FTC 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3

Semester 2

  • FTC 104 Fire Prevention Technology 3*
  • FTC 105 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3*
  • FTC 106 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3*

Semester 3

  • FOT 026 Fire Inspector 1A 1.5* **
  • FOT 027 Fire Inspector 1B: Introduction to Fire and Life Safety 1.5* **
  • FOT 028 Fire Inspector 1C: Field Inspection 1.5* **
  • FOT 029 Fire Inspector 1D: Field Inspector 1* **

Total Units 20.5

*Restricted enrollment. Course pre-requisites must be met

** Additional fees required by California State Fire and Education System for course completion certificates.

Santa Ana College Fire Technology Program

Mission Statement: The Santa Ana College Fire Technology Department serves a diverse community of students. The program provides students the opportunity to develop the technical, academic and professional competencies required for fire and emergency service professions, as well as transfer to higher educational institutions. The department is committed to developing civic leaders that advocate, champion and engage in the ethical administration of public policy.

We are located in the Caesar Chavez Building- Room A-113


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