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DEGREES AND CERTIFICATES


Associate in Science Degree

To receive an Associate in Science degree from El Camino College, a student must complete at least 60 units in degree applicable college courses which must include general education requirements and course work in an approved transfer major or associate degree program. Course work toward the degree must be completed with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher. A minimum of 12 of the required 60 degree applicable units must be successfully completed at El Camino College. A notation of “Graduation with Honors” is earned with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students must file an intent to graduate in the evaluations area located in the Admissions Office by the deadline date published in the schedule of classes.

 

Major Requirements:
At least 50% of the major requirements for the Associate in Science Degree must be completed at El Camino College.

Fire and Emergency Technology Option:

Fire and Emergency Technology 1 Fire Protection Organization

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 2 Fire Protection Technology

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 9 Apparatus and Equipment

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 10 Hazardous Materials

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 20 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 Emergency Medical Technician

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 141 Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

(1 units)



Recommended Electives:

 

Fire and Emergency Technology 4 Fire Company Organization and Management

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 7 Fire Protection Engineering

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 8 Fire Service Hydraulics

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 11 Arson Detection and Control

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 14 Applied Science for Fire Protection

(3 units)

Physical Education 280 Exercise and Nutrition Programs for Fitness and Weight Management

(3 units)


Total Units 25

 

 

 

Paramedical Technician Option:

In order to be eligible for the Paramedical Technician Option, the student must first complete the following requirements:

  • Provide verification of Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification within the last 12 months;
  • Provide verification of at least 12 months experience as an EMT-1 in a pre-hospital setting;
  • Complete Fire Technology 15 or equivalent; and
  • Furnish proof of rubella immunity; Tuberculosis (TB) test; Hepatitis B vaccine. In addition to the program prerequisites, it is recommended that students be eligible, through assessment or coursework, for English 1A and Mathematics 70.
Fire and Emergency Technology 130 Basic Prehospital Care Principles

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 131 Field Assessing and Reporting

(1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 132 Prehospital Care Pharmacology

(1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 133 Basic and Advanced Life Support

(6.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 134 Medical Emergencies

(4 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 135 Traumatic Emergencies

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 136 Special Patient Emergencies

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 137 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Legal Aspects/Documentation

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 138 Paramedic Clinical Internship

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 139 Paramedic Field Internship

(8.5 units)




Total Units 33

 


 

Certificate of Achievement

El Camino College offers a variety of certificate programs. A Certificate of Achievement is recorded on a student's transcript. A Certificate of Accomplishment is not recorded on the transcript. Each of the programs requires completion of courses in a particular field. Unlike degree programs, courses outside the field are not generally required.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 2.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.0 grade point average.
A Certificate of Achievement with High Honors is awarded to students who complete the prescribed program with a 3.5 grade point average or above.

A Certificate of Achievement will be granted upon completion of the courses in the Fire and Emergency Technology option, Fire Academy option, or Paramedical Technician option. At least 50% of the courses required for the Certificate of Achievement must be completed at El Camino College.


Fire and Emergency Technology Option:

Fire and Emergency Technology 1 Fire Protection Organization

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 2 Fire Protection Technology

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 9 Apparatus and Equipment

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 10 Hazardous Materials

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 20 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 Emergency Medical Technician

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 141 Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

(1 units)

Total Units 25

 

Fire Academy Option:

Fire and Emergency Technology 1 Fire Protection Organization

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 Emergency Medical Technician

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 141 Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

(1 units)

Physical Education 8 Physical Agility for Fire-Fighters

(0 units)



And

Fire and Emergency Technology 15 Fire Protection Organization

(3 units)

or    
Fire and Emergency Technology 115A Apparatus and Equipment

(3 units)

and    
Fire and Emergency Technology 115B Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

(3 units)



3 units from the following:


Fire and Emergency Technology 2 Fire Protection Technology

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 6 Building Construction for Fire Protection

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 7 Fire Protection Engineering

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 8 Fire Service Hydraulics

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 9 Apparatus and Equipment

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 10 Hazardous Materials

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 11 Arson Detection and Control

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 14 Applied Science for Fire Protection

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 19 Fire Service Entrance Preparation

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 20 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

(3 units)


Total Units 24.5

Paramedical Technician Option:

In order to be eligible for the Paramedical Technician Option, the student must first complete the following requirements:

  • Provide verification of Emergency Medical Technician-1 (EMT-1) certification within the last 12 months;
  • Provide verification of at least 12 months experience as an EMT-1 in a pre-hospital setting;
  • Complete Fire Technology 15 or equivalent; and
  • Furnish proof of rubella immunity; Tuberculosis (TB) test; Hepatitis B vaccine. In addition to the program prerequisites, it is recommended that students be eligible, through assessment or coursework, for English 1A and Mathematics 70.
Fire and Emergency Technology 130 Basic Prehospital Care Principles

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 131 Field Assessing and Reporting

(1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 132 Prehospital Care Pharmacology

(1.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 133 Basic and Advanced Life Support

(6.5 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 134 Medical Emergencies

(4 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 135 Traumatic Emergencies

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 136 Special Patient Emergencies

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 137 Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Legal Aspects/Documentation

(2 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 138 Paramedic Clinical Internship

(3 units)

Fire and Emergency Technology 139 Paramedic Field Internship

(8.5 units)


Recommended Electives:

Anatomy 30 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology

(4 units)

and  

 

Any college chemistry course with a laboratory    


Total Units 33


Preparation for the Transfer Major

For information on specific university major requirements, please obtain a transfer curriculum guide sheet in the Counseling Services Center, consult with your counselor, or visit the Transfer Center. You may use the transfer major requirements to help you fulfill your associate degree requirements.

 Last Published 2/3/14