Fire Protection Technology

Division: Applied Science
Div Chair: Janice Morgan
Counseling: 408-855-5030

Faculty Includes:

Rod L. Pavao, Dept Chair/FPT Program Administrator
email: rod.pavao@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5391
fax: 408-855-5461

David Rose, Instructor/EMT Program Director
email: david.rose@wvm.edu
tel: 408-855-5387

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.

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.

Highlights:
  • Up-to-date technical information
  • Field trips to various fire service locations
  • Networking with fire service professionals
Learning Outcomes

Fire Protection Technology AS Degree

  • To provide the Fire Protection Technology students with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively carry out the duties of an entry level firefighter.
  • To provide the student an opportunity to meet the State Board of Fire Services training and educational requirements for certification as a Fire Fighter I.
  • To provide a Statewide uniform Fire Technology Curriculum that meets transfer requirements to the California State University system.

Emergency Medical Technician

  • To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an EMT at the scene of an incident or emergency
  • To provide the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified as an Emergency Medical Technician
Information & Course Requirements