At some point in their life, most boys and girls want to be firefighters. The thrill of the red lights, siren, and hero factor all play into the attraction. Deep down, firefighters are born with a desire to serve the community.
ROC offers an opportunity to see if you want to pursue a career in firefighting. Classroom instruction, demonstrations, and hands-on skills operations are all a part of the year-long Fire Technology program.
Certifications offered to students completing the Fire Technology program include:
Fire Technology students should have average or better skills in reading and writing. Students should also have a solid attendance record.
Students earn 15 units of elective credit each semester toward their high school graduation.
College prep course. Meets area “G” approval for UC admission.
This is an actual college-level course. ROC Fire Technology is a dual enrollment class in conjunction with Bakersfield College. In addition to receiving the above KHSD credit, students may earn 3 college units in FIRE B1 Fire Technology first semester and 3 additional units in EMTC B51 Emergency Medical Responder second semester.
This is a career awareness class that instructs students on the basics necessary for entry-level employment. Successful Firefighting students often pursue careers in the following:
This course is team-taught by the following retired and active duty Kern County Fire Department (KCFD) staff: