Associate in Science
Certificate of Achievement
Understanding Fire Service
Welcome To Fire Technology
Seeking a dynamic career change?
Do you find fire technology fascinating?
Do you want to learn how to fight fires and save lives?
Looking for a career where you know you are doing good work?
You Are Looking for Our Fire Technology Program!
The Solano Community College Fire Technology program was established under direction of Solano County fire protection agencies and offers both an intensive training course culminating in a Certificate of Achievement and a well-rounded educational program leading to the Associate in Science Degree. Instructors in this program are experienced members of the fire service field. In addition, a Fire Technology Academy for recently recruited fire service personnel and pre-service students is conducted periodically. The curriculum consists of courses selected from the regular fire technology course offerings.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Solano Community College Fire Technology program will be able to:
- Identify minimum qualifications and entry-level skills for firefighter hiring.
- Demonstrate knowledge of fire service history, culture and diversity.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze, appraise and evaluate fire and emergency incidents and identify components of emergency management and firefighter safety.
- Identify and comprehend laws, regulations, codes and standards that influence fire department operations, and identify regulatory and advisory organizations that create and mandate them, especially in the areas of fire prevention, building codes and ordinances, and firefighter health and safety.
- Analyze the causes of fire; determine extinguishing agents and methods; differentiate the stages of the fire and fire development; and compare methods of heat transfer.
- Calculate flow requirements for fire apparatus; diagram a pump and plumbing schematic for fire apparatus; and apply mathematical formulae to hydraulics problems.
- Identify and describe common types of building construction and conditions associated with structural collapse and fire fighter safety.
- Differentiate between fire detection and fire suppression systems; design and diagram a wet and dry fire protection system; and identify alarm system components and their operations.