Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Fire Science 101


Explore career opportunities in fire protection and fire safety for people and property. This class is for the student seriously considering a future career in the fire service as it articulates with Santa Ana College's Fire Technology 101 for 3 college credits. Fire Technology is not required although highly recommended. Class will meet on either Mondays or Tuesdays depending on instructor's fire department work schedule. Calendar of class meeting dates will be provided at the first class session. Dark blue pants and dark blue shirt required.


  • Introduction and orientation
  • Building Construction/Fire Prevention
  • Fire protection career opportunities
  • Entry into fire service
  • Fire department resources and administration
  • Emergency medical services- hospital care in fire service
  • Fire department facilities and equipment
  • Character and behavior of fire
  • Wild land interface
  • Tool identification/Ropes and knots
  • Safety
  • Fire extinguishment/Salvage Operations
  • Fire communications
  • Firefighter health and fitness
  • Water Supply/Hoses
  • Employment literacy/Station Life
  • Search and Rescue
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills


Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

Course Descriptions

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Animal Health Care Internship
AP Computer Science A
AP Computer Science Principles
Art of Animation
Art of TV & Video Production
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Internship
Automotive Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Baking & Pastry Fundamentals
Broadcast News
Business Internship
Careers in Education
Careers in Education (Docent Program)
Careers with Children Cooperative
Careers with Children Internship
CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship
Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics (Advanced)
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Computer Programming
Computerized Accounting
Construction Technology
Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Costume Design
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts (Advanced)
Culinary Arts Internship
Dental Assistant Back Office
Dental Assistant Back Office Internship (Spring)
Dental Assistant Front Office
Diversified Service Careers Internship
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Engineering Design
Engineering Design & Development
Engineering Innovations
Entertainment Art
Film & Digital Media Studies
Fire Science 101
Floral Design
Floral Design (Advanced)
Floral Design Internship
Food Services Cooperative
Hotel & Tourism Internship
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Medical Careers
Introduction to Product Design & Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Manufacturing Engineering Technology (Advanced)
Marketing Principles
Medical Core
Medical Nursing Careers Internship
Medical Terminology
Microsoft Tools
Multimedia Communications Design
Music Technology
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Internship
Principles of Engineering
Professional Dance
Programming and Robotics
Rapid Product Development
RetailĀ & Service Careers Cooperative
Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship
Sports & Entertainment Marketing
Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine (Advanced)
Theater Technology
Video Game Design
Virtual Enterprise
Visual Imagery
Visual Imagery (Advanced)
Web Site Development (Spring)

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