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Fire Tech & EMT Program

One Stop Shop for Firefighter Careers

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Mission College offers accredited firefighter and EMT training in the Bay Area. We function as a "One Stop Shop" for all your firefighter career needs.
  • Faculty are officers from local fire service agencies.
  • Prepare to meet California firefighter requirements.
  • We are the only community college in the county to offer an Associate's in Fire Protection Technology.
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Fire Technology Degree

Fire Tech Degree
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Internship Program

Fire Internship


Career Outlook
Skills Needed
  • Communication and teamwork
  • Practical skills in operating and using tools
  • Decision making
  • High physical fitness
  • Ability to act quickly, adapt and to remain calm
  • Self discipline
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance to variety of personalities
  • Following directions and regulations
  • Leadership
Select Jobs in the Field
  • Firefighter
  • EMT and Paramedic
  • Fire Chief or Captain
  • Safety Manager
  • Fire Sprinkler Designer
  • Fire Marshall
  • Health and Safety Manager
  • Fire Protection Engineer
  • Fire Inspector

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Nursing Degree Programs

EMT and firefighter training is well-supplemented by nursing. We also offer CPR classes and certification through our Health Occupations program, which is required for our eight unit EMT course sequence. Learn more about nursing courses.

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Nutrition Courses

Good nutrition is essential to staying physically fit. Learn to cook and eat healthy for optimal results. Learn more about Nutrition courses.