OCFT Mission Statement
The mission of Oxnard College Fire Technology Program is to assist the career, volunteer, and industrial fire protection and emergency services throughout our state communities to deal effectively with the social, economic, and technical aspects of fire and emergency response and to enhance their professionalism, and capabilities to protect California from the devastation of fire, environmental, natural, and man-made emergencies by providing state of the art education, training, resources, certification and leadership.
Administration and Faculty
Christina Tafoya, Dean, Career & Technical Education
Administrative Assistant 805-384-8110 Gail Warner, Director 805-384-8102
Mike Ketaily, Faculty - Fire Technology 805-384-8103 Dan Spykerman, CPAT
PART TIME FACULTY - Fire
Fire Marshal Massoud Araghi - VCFD Captain David Kromka - VCFD
Captain Scott Dettorre - VCFD Randall Osborne - (Ret) LACoFD
Captain Kevin Kearns (Ret) LAFD Div. Chief Dean Sylvies (Ret) SBFD
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Describe the importance of fire prevention and how it relates to the community, public education and the fire service.
- Compare various types of fire protection systems and explain each systems role in the fire service.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the fire service.
- Recognize the characteristics of fire behavior and relate how the external influences of weather and chemicals affect it.
- Relate the building construction type to its anticipated fire behavior in emergency situations.
- Appropriately manage patient care relating to illness and injury in the prehospital setting.
OCFT provides students with foundational course requirements for certificates programs, two-year degrees and transfers to four- year institutions.
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE
This program prepares students to enter the field of fire technology as a firefighter. Firefighters are required to carry out emergency duties such as fire suppression, rescue, first aid, hazardous materials clean up, and related incidents. Non-emergency duties include prevention, training, station maintenance, equipment maintenance, and other related tasks.
Required Courses: Units
- FT R151 Fire Protection Organizations 3
- FT R152 Fire Prevention Technology 3
- FT R154 Fire Behavior and Principles of Combustion 3
- FT R155 Fire Protection Equipment Systems 3
- FT R161 Building Construction 3
- FT R158 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services; Safety and Survival 3
TOTAL REQUIRED FIRE MARSHAL'S CORE REQUIRED UNITS 18
REQUIRED ADDITIONAL COURSES: UNITS 11
- EMT R169 Emergency Medical Technician 8
- FT R167 Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3
TOTAL OC REQUIRED UNITS 29
COMPLETE A MINIMUM OF ONE OF THE FOLLOWING
- FT R157 Wildland Fire Control 3
- FT R160 Fire Tactics and Strategy 3
- FT R164 Organization and Management 3
TOTAL REQUIRED FIRE TECHNOLOGY UNITS 32
SEE CATALOG FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS TOTAL DEGREE UNITS 62