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 (Fall)
Animal Health Care Internship (Spring)
Art of Animation
Art of TV & Video Production
Automotive Technology
Automotive Technology Advanced
Automotive Technology Internship
Automotive Technology Introduction
Automotive Technology MLR I
Automotive Technology MLR II
Baking & Pastry Fundamentals
BITA (Building Industry Technology Academy)
Broadcast News
Careers with Children Internship
Child Development
CNA (Pre-Certification) Internship
Computer Graphics
Computer Graphics (Adv.)
Computerized Integrated Manufacturing
Construction Technology Pre-Apprenticeship
Costume Design
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
CTE Medical Pathways
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts (Adv.)
Culinary Arts Internship
Dental Assistant Back Office (Fall)
Dental Assistant Back Office Internship (Spring)
Dental Assistant Front Office
Diversified Service Careers Internship
Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Engineering Design & Development
Film & Digital Media Studies
Fire Science 101
Intermediate Video & Film
Introduction to Engineering Design
Media Arts Advanced
Media Arts Intermediate
Media Arts Introduction
Medical Careers & Health Systems
Medical Nursing Careers Internship
Multimedia Communications Design
Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy Technician Internship
Principles of Engineering
Retail Sales & Merchandising Internship
Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
Sports Medicine Advanced
Sports Medicine Internship
Study of TV and Film Making
Theater Technology
Virtual Enterprise