2-Year Degree & Certificate Of Achievement:

Chabot College offers the following degrees and/or certificates:


  • 2-year degree in Fire Technology
  • 2-year degree in Fire Prevention Inspector
  • Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology
  • Certificate of Achievement in Fire Prevention Inspector

The primary difference between a 2-year degree and a Certificate of Achievement is that the degree requires the student to also take the General Education courses. If you are debating about which to obtain, go for the 2-year degree as it will look better on your resume and the General Education courses will be of tremendous benefit.


More information about Chabot College's Fire Technology Program:


  • To view the Chabot College catalog that shows the current requirements, please CLICK HERE.
  • Also, download the 3 brochures below that offer additional information for you and what Chabot College has to offer you:
Chabot College Fire Technology Career Information
Please download this document to find out more about what Chabot College can offer you in your pursuit of a career in the fire service.
Fire Service Career Information.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [321.0 KB]
Fire Technology Decision Matrix Priorities
If your goal is to become a Firefighter, this document can help provide a road map to ensure you take the appropriate classes in the most effective manner.
Fire Technology Decision Matrix Prioriti[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [282.2 KB]
Pathway to a Fire Service Career!
This brochure helps you best prepare for a career in the fire service!
Chabot Fire Pathway-2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [758.1 KB]

For a listing of all community colleges in California that offer a 2-year degree in Fire Technology, visit the California Fire Technology Directors Association website:


Federal Gainful Employment Disclosure for these programs



Online degree programs in fire service related fields include, but are not limited to:


Columbia Southern University
State University New York (SUNY) Empire State College
University of Cincinnati
University of Maryland
Waldorf College

Western Illinois


For a listing of colleges offering a 2 and 4-year degrees in fire service related fields (and other fields), go to:





** Please do your own research to see what school may best meet your current and more importantly, long-term career development needs**

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Bob Buell                

Fire Technology Coordinator & Firefighter 1 Academy Coordinator

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd.
Building 1500

Hayward, CA 94545


(510) 723-6851 - Office

(510) 786-7565 - Cell


Steve Prziborowski


Fire Technology Instructor & Webmaster


(408) 205-9006 - Cell



The Future Firefighter's Preparation Guide by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

Reach for the Firefighter Badge by Steve Prziborowski

For the paperback, CLICK HERE.

For the eBook, CLICK HERE.

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