Fire Technology and EMT Program

Getting Started

By completing just 60 units, you can earn an A.S. Degree or A.A. Degree in Fire Technology!


You will get an overview of all aspects of the fire service and a strong foundation for employment and future education and job opportunity. Entry-level positions require you to possess solid basic educational skills, communication abilities, and life experiences that demonstrate maturity. An associate degree will add to your knowledge and make you more desirable and prepared than other candidates. The degree also will help with promotion, once hired by a fire agency or department.

Emergency Medical Training

We offer basic life support and preparation for advanced life support courses. An EMT Certification is a minimum requirement for many fire service jobs.


To work toward the American Heart Association Healthcare Providers CPR Certification, choose your option:

In Class: American Heart Association CPR-BLS for the Healthcare Provider

This is a two certification course intended for those that are required to have the Healthcare Provider Course for employment or schooling.

Cabrillo College offers monthly CPR classes on campus. The content of the course teaches CPR for adult, child and infant (including ventilation with a barrier device and bag-mask device). Treatment of cardiac arrest with an automated external defibrillator (AED) and care of choking victims of all ages are also covered.

We currently do not have any scheduled CPR-BLS classes. Please check back soon!

Online: American Heart Association CPR-BLS Healthcare Provider Certification & Renewal

Anyone can take the online BLS-HCP course followed by a manikin skills test at Cabrillo College.Come prepared to demonstrate skills. Thirty minutes of practice time with skill sheets and manikins is provided prior to testing.

You must bring your on-line printed course completion certificate to the skills testing session.

Sessions are scheduled by appointment only. If you have questions or wish to schedule a manikin tests call (831) 479-6468.

Cost: $50 Checks or Money Orders only. Please Do Not Send or Bring in Cash. Payment can be written payable to Cabrillo College Public Safety Program.

Offsite Option: Train in Your Workplace

Our instructors also offer offsite certification opportunities for small groups such as medical offices, fitness centers, and companies specializing in patient care, transport or security. Feel free to call 831-479-6468 to discuss your training needs.