Fire Technology Department

Fire Technology Courses

Register for classes using WebAdvisor. Review the searchable online Class Schedule for class dates and times. Course descriptions are available in the Catalog. All students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review academic program requirements and discuss their long-range academic plan. A sampling of courses for this discipline includes (not a complete list):

  • FT-225/255A Fire Fighter I Academy
  • FT-235A Basic Fire Academy Field Training Program (Internship)
  • FT-240 Fire Incident Safety Officer
  • FT-241 Confined Space Rescue
  • FT-242 CDF Fire Academy - Seasonal
  • FT-256 Fire Continued Professional Training (CPT)
  • FT-256A Fire Annual Professional Training (CPT)
  • FT-260/261 Fire Instructor
  • FT-262/263/264/265/266 Fire Company Officer

Textbooks, Online Access Codes, Other Supplies and Resources

Most Ohlone College classes require the purchase of a textbook, and some classes require the purchase of online access codes (also known as keys) or other supplies. Most of these purchases are available at the Ohlone College Bookstore.

Students may also be required to pay additional fees for access to online resources that are not available through the Ohlone College Bookstore. Please check with the instructor.

More at Textbooks: Information and Purchasing, including Online Orders, Newark Center Textbooks and Supplies, Book Buybacks, and Textbook Costs.

Related Information at Ohlone

Career Opportunities in the Fire Technology

Please visit the Counseling Department and Career Services for information.

Vocational Training Program

Ohlone College is a member of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium. Vocational training courses are offered in various areas including, but not limited to, the following: Correctional Officer, Law Enforcement Officer, Reserve Police Officer, Dispatcher, Fire Technology, Probation Officer, and Juvenile Hall Counselor.

The Consortium is funded by various colleges regionally to provide vocational specific training which may require special facilities, special training conditions, or is presented outside of the schedules of regular college classes. Students who would like a schedule of these classes or more information on specific programs may call (408) 270-6458.

The application and registration process is completed at the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium located at 4750 San Felipe Road in San Jose. Although open to the public, the majority of these courses are intended to serve the already employed. Students who would like information about a career in any of these programs should call (408) 270-6458.


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