Fire Protection Technology

Fire Tech class

The fire service is one of the most dynamic employers in the country. This program is designed to provide the student with updated skills and knowledge necessary to complete and successfully apply for fire service careers. The curriculum serves as an in-service program as well as a pre-employment program for students seeking employment or advancement in the profession of fire fighting and fire prevention technology.

  • Up-to-date technical information
  • Field trips to various fire service locations
  • Networking with fire service professionals
Career Options:
  • Firefighter
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Investigator
  • Plan Check Engineer
  • Fire Officer
  • Chief Fire Officer

Note: some career options may require more than two years of college study. Classes beyond the Associate Degree level may be required for preparation for transfer to a university program.

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

The Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) is administered through the California Firefighters and is designed to measure the capabilities of firefighting recruits. More information is here


Administrative Specialist: 
Lori Hampton 408-855-5201

Department Chair:
Dave Rose

Janice Morgan

Full-Time Faculty

Dave Rose
FPT Program Administrator /EMT Program Director,

Rod L. Pavao
fax: 408-855-5461


Course Brochure

Degree & Course Descriptions