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Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration (ARC)

Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and hands-on-learning skills in the air conditioning and refrigeration industry.  Applications of theory, principles and techniques will include system components and their interrelated functions, safety, procedures, tools and equipment to prepare the student for entry level employment in the HVAC field.

 

ARC Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

To earn a Certificate of Proficiency in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
ARC 1013Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
ARC 1023Spring 20, Fall 20
ARC 1033Spring 20
ARC 1051Spring 20, Fall 20
ARC 1103Summer 20ARC 101 and ARC 102
ARC 1123ARC 102
Total Units10

 

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Fire Technology – Emergency Management

Training to meet the requirements mandated by the California Office of State Fire Marshal for Certified Fire Fighter I.  Covers fire ground procedures, tactics, strategy, safety methods, fire dynamics, equipment usage and deployment, and subject material pertaining to the role of fire fighters within the fire services.

Prepares students for career in Emergency Management

 

Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses and applicable electives listed below. To earn an Associate’s Degree in this program, complete the program requirements and applicable electives below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
FIRE 100: Fire Protection Organization3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 115: Hazardous Materials I3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 120: Building Construction for Fire Protection3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 131: Emergency Preparedness3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 132: Fundamentals of Emergency Management3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 133: Disaster Mitigation3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 142: Fire Ethics3Spring 20, Fall
Electives (Select 12 Units)
FIRE 51: Fire Academy Preparation 2
FIRE 71: Trench Rescue0.5
FIRE 72: Swiftwater Rescue0.5
FIRE 98: Fire Service Skills0.5 - 5
FIRE 101: Firefighter Safety3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 118: Fire Prevention Technology3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 130: Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 145: Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy3
FIRE 151: Fire Fighter I Academy20
FIRE 152: Driver Operator Academy4.5
FIRE 160: Wildland Fire Control I3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 165: Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 168: Volunteer Fire Fighter Academy4
FIRE 175: Fire Command IA2.5
FIRE 180: Fire Prevention IA2.5
FIRE 176: Fire Command IB2.5
FIRE 181: Fire Prevention IB2.5
FIRE 185: Fire Management I2.5
FIRE 190: Fire Investigation IA2.5
FIRE 193: Fire Instructor IA2.5
FIRE 194: Fire Instructor IB2.5
FIRE 197A: Fire Technology General Topics0.5 - 5
FIRE 197B: Fire Technology Command Topics0.5 - 5
FIRE 197C: Fire Technology Field Topics0.5 - 5
Total Units 33

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Fire Technology – General

Training to meet the requirements mandated by the California Office of State Fire Marshal for Certified Fire Fighter I.  Covers fire ground procedures, tactics, strategy, safety methods, fire dynamics, equipment usage and deployment, and subject material pertaining to the role of fire fighters within the fire service.

Prepares students for a career in fire suppression, fire prevention and/or fire protection.

 

 

Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below. To earn an Associate’s Degree in this program, complete the program requirements below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
FIRE 100: Fire Protection Organization3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 101: Fire Safety3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 118: Fire Prevention Technology3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 120: Building Construction for Fire Protection3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 130: Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 165: Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 142: Fire Ethics3Spring 20, Fall 20
Electives (Select 15 Units)
FIRE 51: Fire Academy Preparation2
FIRE 71: Trench Rescue0.5
FIRE 72: Swiftwater Rescue0.5
FIRE 98: Fire Service Skills0.5 - 5
FIRE 115: Hazardous Materials I3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 125: Fire Apparatus and Equipment3
FIRE 131: Emergency Preparedness3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 132: Fundamentals of Emergency Management3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 133: Disaster Mitigation3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 145: Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy3
FIRE 151: Fire Fighter I Academy20
FIRE 152: Driver Operator Academy4.5
FIRE 160: Wildland Fire Control I3Spring 20, Fall 20
FIRE 168: Volunteer Fire Fighter Academy4
FIRE 175: Fire Command IA2.5
FIRE 176: Fire Command IB2.5
FIRE 180: Fire Prevention IA2.5
FIRE 181: Fire Prevention IB2.5
FIRE 185: Fire Management I2.5
FIRE 190: Fire Investigation IA2.5
FIRE 193: Fire Instructor IA2.5
FIRE 194: Fire Instructor IB2.5
FIRE 197A: Fire Technology General Topics0.5 - 5
FIRE 197B: Fire Technology Command Topics0.5 - 5
FIRE 197C: Fire Technology Filed Topics0.5 - 5
EME 106: Emergency Medical Tech Basic (Lecture)6
CE 100: Cooperative Education1 - 4
Total Units 36

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Paramedic Training

The Paramedic Program prepares the student in the elements of pre-hospital advanced life support.  Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the State of California EMT-P certification exam, which is the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic Exam.

Admission to the program is by special application.  To be eligible for consideration, the applicant must: 1) Have 6 months full-time pre-hospital experience of equivalent as an EMT Basic.  2) Be eligible for admission to Palomar College. 3) Meet academic requirements outlined in the Paramedic Program brochure produced by the EME Program. AND 4) Have completed ZOO 145 or BIOl 145 with a grade of "C" or better and EME 175 and EME 175L with a "B" or better.

 

Associates Degree in Science (AS) / Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below. To earn an Associate’s Degree in this program, complete the program requirements below and the Associate Degree General Education requirements found here.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Prerquisite Courses
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)6Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
EME 106L: Emergency Medical Technician Skills (Laboratory)1.5Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
EME 175: Paramedic Preparation (Lecture)2Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital experience
EME 175: Paramedic Preparation Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current EMT with a minimum of 3 months full time pre-hospital experience
BIOL 145: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology3Spring, 20, Fall 20
Program Requirements
EME 206: Introduction to Paramedic Training (Lecture)5.5Spring 20, Fall 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 206L: Introduction to Paramedic Training (Laboratory)1.5Spring 20, Fall 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 207: Paramedic Medical Training (Lecture)10Spring 20, Fall 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 207L: Paramedic Medical Skills (Laboratory)2Spring 20, Fall 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 208: Paramedic Training (Lecture)4.5Spring 20, Summer 20
Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 208L: Trauma Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 20, Summer 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 209: Paramedic Obstetrical and Pediatric Training (Lecture)2.5Spring 20, Summer 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 209L: Paramedic Obstetrical and Pediatric Skills (Laboratory)1Spring 20, Summer 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 210: Hospital Clinical Experience4Spring 20, Summer 20Admission into Paramedic Program
EME 211: Clinical Integration I1.5Spring 20, Fall 20
EME 212: Clinical Integration II1.5Spring 20, Summer 20
EME 215: Field Internship9Spring 20, Fall 20A minimum grade of "B" in EME 210, or concurrent enrollment in EME 210
Total Units 44

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EMT Basic

This  program prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the National Registry EMT examination and enter the workforce in the State of California.

 

Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

To earn a Certificate of Proficiency in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
EME 100/HE 104: Emergency Medical Responder3Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)6Spring 20, Summer 20.
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
EME 106L: Emergency Medical Technician Skills (Laboratory)1.5Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
Total Units10.5

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Fire Academy

Training to meet the requirements mandated by the California Office of State Fire Marshal for Certified Fire Fighter I. Covers fire ground procedures, tactics, strategy, safety methods, fire dynamics, equipment usage and deployment, and subject material pertaining to the role of fire fighters within fire services.

Prepares students for a career in the fire suppression/protection field.  The student also receives additional certification from the California State Fire Marshall's Office.

 

Certificate of Achievement (CA)

To earn a Certificate of Achievement in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below.
CourseUnitsFace-To-Face at ESCOnlinePre-Req
EME 100/HE 104: Emergency Medical Responder3Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)6Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
EME 106L: Medical Technician Skills (Laboratory)1.5Spring 20, Summer 20,
Fall 20
Current American Heart Association CPR for Health Care Providers and Emergency Medical Response cards or equivalent, and must be age 18 by the first day of class
FIRE 151: Fire Fighter I Academy20Spring 20, Fall 20

Class Meets at
Public Safety and Training Center
A minimum grade of "C" in EME 106 or certification as an EMT I, and admission to the Fire Fighter I Academy program
Total Units 30.5

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Academics

The  Escondido Education Center has been designed to focus on a highly demanded Associate Degrees for Transfer, Certificates, Program Requirements, and General Education classes.

The Escondido Center is designed to provide students with the following academic degree programs:

  • Associate Degree: Emergency Medical Education
  • Certificate of Proficiency: Emergency Medical Education
  • Certificate of Achievement: Emergency Medical Education
  • Associate Degree: Fire Technology
  • Certificate of Proficiency: Fire Technology
  • Certificate of Achievement: Fire Technology
  • Variety of General Education classes required for Associate and Transfer Degrees
Emergency Medical Education (EME)
Emergency Medical Education (EME)
Fire Technology (FIRE)
Fire Technology (FIRE)