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Fire and Emergency Technology Certificates


Certificate of Achievement
El Camino College Compton Educational Center offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student's transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of the courses in the Fire and Emergency Technology option, Fire Academy option, or Paramedical Technician option. At least 50% of the courses required for the Certificate of Achievement must be completed at El Camino College Compton Educational Center.

Fire and Emergency Technology Option:

Fire and Emergency Technology 1 Fire Protection Organization

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 2 Fire Prevention Technology

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 9 Apparatus and Equipment

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 10 Hazardous Materials

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 20 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 Emergency Medical Technician

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 141 Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

 (1 unit )

 

Total Units: 25

Fire Academy Option:

Fire and Emergency Technology 1 Fire Protection Organization

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 Emergency Medical Technican

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 141 Emergency Medical Technican Laboratory

 (1 unit )

Physical Education 8 Physical Agility for Fire-Fighters

 (0 units)

 
and
 
Fire and Emergency Technology 15 Fire Academy

 (14.5 units)

   
or  
   
Fire and Emergency Technology 115A  Fire Academy I

 (7.5 units)

and  
Fire and Emergency Technology 115B Fire Academy II

 (7 units)


Three units from:

 

Fire and Emergency Technology 2 Fire Prevention Technology

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 7 Fire Protection Engineering

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 8 Fire Service Hydraulics

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 9 Apparatus and Equipment

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 10 Hazardous Materials

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 11 Arson Detection and Control

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 14 Applied Science for Fire Protection

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 19 Fire Service Entrance Protection

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 20 Fire Protection

 (3 units)

 

Total Units: 24.5

Paramedical Technician Option:
In order to be eligible for the Paramedical Technician Option, the student must first complete the folowing requirements:

  1. Provide verification of Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification within the last 12 months;
  2. Provide verification of at least 12 months experience as an EMT-1 in a pre-hospital setting;
  3. Complete Fire Technology 15 or equivalent; and
  4. Furnish proof of rubella immunity; Tuberculosis (TB) test; Hepatitis B vaccine.
    In addition to the program prerequisites, it is recommended that students be eligible, through assessment or coursework, for English 1A and Mathematics 70.

Required Courses:

Fire and Emergency Technology 130 Basic Prehospital Care Principles

 (2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 131 Field Assessing and Reporting

 (1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 132 Prehospital Care Pharmacology

 (1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 133 Basic and Advanced Life Support

 (6.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 134 Medical Emergencies

 (4 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 135 Traumatic Emergencies

 (2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 136 Special Patient Emergencies

 (2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 137
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS/Legal Aspects/Documentation

 (2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 138 Paramedic Clinical Internship

 (3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 139 Paramedic Field Internship

 (8.5 units)

 

Recommended Electives:

Anatomy 30 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

 (4 units)

And any college chemistry course
with a laboratory

 (4-5 units)

 

Total Units: 33

 


Preparations for the Transfer Major
For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

Some courses may have to be taken at the Torrance campus.
Description of courses can be found in the class schedule/catalog.
For more information, contact the Alicia Zambrano (310) 900-1600 x 2779.
 
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