El Camino’s fire and emergency technology degree and certificate programs prepare you for careers in the fire services and emergency medical fields or for transfer to another school. Our Fire Academy offers real-world experience that prepares you for a rewarding, in-demand career.
Our Fire and Emergency Technology Associate in Science (AS) degree typically takes two years, plus a year to complete prerequisites. Certificate programs can take up to six months to one year.
Fire and emergency technology education at El Camino trains you to serve others in their time of need. We’ll be there to help you along the way.
Many El Camino fire and emergency technology students will start their careers as soon as possible. Others work toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. We can help you reach either goal.
As you earn a Fire and Emergency Technology Associate in Science degree, you will participate in rigorous training focused on community safety and service.
The El Camino Fire Academy offers rigorous training to help you prepare for an entry-level position as a firefighter. Approved by the California State Fire Marshal, the Academy meets the highest level of firefighter training.
A certificate of achievement from El Camino’s fire and emergency program prepares you for a career in fire services.
El Camino’s Fire Explorer Certificate of Accomplishment offers an introduction to a career in fire services.
El Camino’s Paramedical Technician Certificate of Achievement prepares you for a career as a paramedic.
With El Camino's fire technology program, I feel prepared to take the next step in my career.”Meet a Student
As an El Camino fire and emergency technology graduate, you’ll be ready to start in a fire services career or pursue a bachelor’s degree at another school. We’ll help you gain the specific skills and knowledge to get started.
El Camino fire and emergency technology students learn from professionals in the South Bay firefighting community. The perspectives and connections you develop here will prove valuable throughout your career.
Learn about course requirements and more for the Fire and Emergency Technology AS degree and Fire Academy, Fire and Emergency Technology, Fire Explorer, and Paramedical Technician certificates in El Camino’s online catalog.
Find semester-by-semester plans that chart your path to a Fire and Emergency Technology AS degree or Fire Academy, Fire and Emergency Technology, Fire Explorer, and Paramedical Technician certificates on El Camino’s Guided Pathways site.