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Career Outlook Fire Officer Certification

Technology and Health Division
Certificate E0381

The Fire Officer Certificate is intended for in-service firefighters preparing for promotion. It meets the prerequisite educational requirements for fire officer promotional exams.

Required Courses

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    • Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

      Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

      SOC Career Code: 33-1021.01

      Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $101.70

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,417.59
      Annual Job Openings
      263

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

      Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

      SOC Career Code: 33-1021.02

      Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $101.70

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $129,417.59
      Annual Job Openings
      263

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Municipal Firefighters

      Municipal Firefighters

      SOC Career Code: 33-2011.01

      Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $66.88

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $77,313.60
      Annual Job Openings
      2,811

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Forest Firefighters

      Forest Firefighters

      SOC Career Code: 33-2011.02

      Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $66.88

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $77,313.60
      Annual Job Openings
      2,811

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Fire Inspectors

      Fire Inspectors

      SOC Career Code: 33-2021.01

      Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $76.89

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $103,209.60
      Annual Job Openings
      116

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Fire Investigators

      Fire Investigators

      SOC Career Code: 33-2021.02

      Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $76.89

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $103,209.60
      Annual Job Openings
      116

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

      Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

      SOC Career Code: 33-2022.00

      Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $63.07

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $80,308.80
      Annual Job Openings
      51

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
How to Complete the Program

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Certificate & Degree Details

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  • Fire Officer Certification

    Technology and Health Division
    Certificate E0381

    The Fire Officer Certificate is intended for in-service firefighters preparing for promotion. It meets the prerequisite educational requirements for fire officer promotional exams.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    FIRE 100Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations1.5
    FIRE 101Company Officer 2D All Risk Command Operations1.5
    FIRE 102Company Officer 2B General Administrative Functions1
    FIRE 103Company Officer 2E : Wildland Incident Operations1.5
    FIRE 104Instructional Methodology1.5
    FIRE 107Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers1.5
    FIRE 108ICS 300: Advance Incident Command1
    Total Units9.5

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence 

  • Fire Technology, AS

    Technology and Health Division
    Degree S2105

    The Fire Science major has been developed to offer pre-employment education for the undergraduate who desires to enter the field of fire science. It also provides the employed firefighter an opportunity for a professional education. Students intending to pursue a bachelor’s degree (transfer program) should consult with a counselor or advisor to discuss transferability of courses.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    Core Courses
    FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization3
    FIRE 2Fire Prevention Technology3
    FIRE 3Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3
    FIRE 4Building Construction for Fire Protection3
    FIRE 5Fire Behavior and Combustion3
    FIRE 13Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
    Required Electives
    Choose two courses from the following:5.5-22.5
    FIRE 6
    Hazardous Materials/ICS
    FIRE 7
    Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
    FIRE 8
    Fire Company Organization and Management
    FIRE 9
    Fire Hydraulics
    FIRE 10
    Arson and Fire Investigation
    FIRE 11
    Fire Apparatus and Equipment
    FIRE 12
    Wildland Fire Control
    FIRE 86
    Basic Fire Academy
    KINF 53
    Physical Training for the Basic Fire Academy
    Total Units23.5-40.5

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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