Prepare to enter the Fire Academy or transfer to CSUSM’s new four-year program.
This program provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation and fire safety education. Teaching skills necessary for California Fire Service Training and Education system. You will discover an introduction to fire protection, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems,and introduction to fire strategy and tactics.
Discontinuance of the PWM Level II Program, effective Fall 2021:
The college will be phasing this program out through a one year process that will offer each class only one more time so that students are able to finish the program no later than spring 2021. If your educational goal is to receive a Certificate of Achievement or an Associate Degree in Public Works Management Level II from Palomar College, then you should review this plan carefully to make sure you are available to take the course the next time it is offered and then apply for your Certificate or Degree upon completion of your last course. Below is the phase out schedule of classes for this program discontinuance. All courses will be offered online.