Fire Science Careers

Course Information​

​Available to students ​enrolled at these school districts.

Placer Union High School District​Roseville Joint Union High School District​Rocklin Unified School District​Western Placer Unified School District​Placer County Charters

Length of Course

Full Year |   August - June  |   (540 hours)

Section Meeting Times and Locations

1)   7:30 – 10:30am – Auburn Fire Station #3 (Click for directions)
2)   1:00 – 4:00pm – Auburn Fire Station #3 (Click for directions)


Course Calendar

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​Instructor Contact Information

     Tim Adams
     tadams@placercoe.k12.ca.us

​ Student Learning Experiences

  • Emergency medical training such as:
            Bleeding and shock
            Behavioral emergencies
            Airway management; respiratory, cardiac, & diabetic emergencies
            Assessment of trauma and/or medical patient
            Poisoning and overdose assessment
            Allergic reactions
            CPR
            Lifting and moving patients
            Environmental emergencies
            Soft tissue and skeletal injuries
            Pediatric, adolescent, and geriatric assessment
  • Fundamentals of Firefighting:
            Fire behavior and extinguishment theory
            Wildland fire operations
            Use of equipment (hoses and appliances, ground ladders, ropes)
            Fire protection and safety

 Recommended Classes and Preferred Prerequisites

  • Ability to follow complex instruction sets

  • Good hygiene and emotional maturity

  • Communication skills
  • Physical agility
  • Coordination and stamina
  • Basic science
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Algebra

Job Site (Internship) Placements

  • Local fire departments
  • Cal Fire

Related Careers

​ Local Post Secondary Sequences

2+2 College
Articulation Credits
Community Colleges Certificate
A.A./A.S. Programs
4-Year Colleges
B.A./B.S. Programs

SC: Fire Tec 1 (3)
SC: H.ED 1 (3)

ARC: Fire Technology
BC:  Fire Technology
CRC: Fire Technology 
SC:  Fire Technology
SHA: Fire Technology
YC: Fire Science

(SC: Sierra College; ARC: American River College; BC: Butte College; CRC: Cosumnes River College; FRC Feather River College; SCC: Sacramento Community College; SHA: Shasta College; YC: Yuba College) ​ ​

Important Notes/Requirements

​Required Spring Orientation
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​Self-Provided Transportation Required
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Dress Code Requirement
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​Background Check Requirement
Possible if age 18+

Blended/Online Instruction
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​Drug Screen Requirement
Possible if age 18+

​Proof of Immunization Required
Depending on placement
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​Recommended High School Credits

20 Credits per Semester

​Dual Enrollment Credit Available
Sierra College

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