Professional Development Courses

MVC offers professional development courses in conjunction with the California State Fire Marshal's Office, National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI), and the International Public Safety Leadership & Ethics Institute (IPSLEI). Students who wish to take any State Fire Training Courses must complete eligibility and enrollment requirements.

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Reservation forms and accompanying materials for Fall 2022, Winter 2023, and Spring 2023 classes are being accepted. 

Available Classes

Last updated November 15, 2022. Email firereservations@mvc.edu if you have questions.

Course Date and Instructor Course Information

Haz Mat IC
FIT-COH1 (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Haz Mat FRO

November (Fall 2022)
11/30/22 – 12/01/22
Instructor: Talbot

Cost: $60
Available Seats: 21
Enrolled students: 11

Vehicle Extraction
FIT-R3 (0.5 units)

January (Winter 2023)
1/9/23 – 1/11/23
Instructor: Begg

Cost: $108
Available Seats: 48
Enrolled students: 0

Haz Mat IC
FIT-COH1 (0.5 units)
Prerequisite: Haz Mat FRO

January (Winter 2023)
1/10/23 – 1/11/23
Instructor: Talbot

Cost: $40
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

I-300 Intermediate ICS
FIT-C30 (0.5 units)
Prerequisite: ICS-200

January (Winter 2023)
1/20/23 – 1/22/23
Instructor: Janssen

Cost: $108
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Public Safety Honor Guard
FIT-S21 (1.5 units)

January (Winter 2023)
1/23/23 – 1/27/23
Instructor: Roulston

Cost: $99 (Agency Sponsored: $69)
Available Seats: 30
Enrolled students: 0

I-300 Intermediate ICS
FIT-C30 (0.5 units)
Prerequisite: ICS-200

February (Winter 2023)
2/27/23 – 2/19/23
Instructor: Janssen

Cost: $108
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Instructor 1
FIT-INS1 (1.5 units)

February (Spring 2023)
2/13/23 – 2/17/23
Instructor: Melendez

Cost: $216
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Instructor 2
FIT-INS2 (1.50 units)
Prerequisite: IS-100B or IS-700

March (Spring 2023)
3/6/23 – 3/10/23
Instructor: Melendez

Cost: $239
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Haz Mat IC
FIT-COH1 (0.5 units)

Prerequisite: Haz Mat FRO

March (Spring 2023)
3/21/23 – 3/22/23
Instructor: Talbot

Cost: $60
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Company Officer 2A
FIT-CO2A (2 units)
Prerequisite: Fire Fighter II

March (Spring 2023)
3/27/23 – 3/31/23
Instructor: Melendez

Cost: $262
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Company Officer 2B
FIT-CO2B (1 unit)
Prerequisite: Fire Fighter II

April (Spring 2023)
4/12/23 – 4/14/2
Instructor: Melendez

Cost: $216
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Public Safety Honor Guard
FIT-S21 (1.5 units)

April (Spring 2023)
4/17/23 – 4/21/23
Instructor: Roulston

Cost: $99 (Agency Sponsored: $69)
Available Seats: 30
Enrolled students: 0

Haz Mat IC
FIT-COH1 (0.5 units)
Prerequisite: Haz Mat FRO

May (Spring 2023)
5/30/23 – 5/31/23
Instructor: Talbot

Cost: $60
Available Seats: 32
Enrolled students: 0

Enrollment Process

You will not be enrolled in classes until we receive all pertinent paperwork in your reservation packet. Email documentation to firereservations@mvc.edu.

  1. Apply to MVC. When applying, choose the correct term, set your Program of Study to COA, Fire Technology, Fire Academy. If you plan to take additional classes, be sure to save your CCCApply login information. Save a copy of your application confirmation page to include a printed copy with your reservation packet.
  2. Complete the Fire Technology Reservation Form for State Fire Training Classes.
  3. Provide proof of any prerequisites.
  4. Pay for the course on the first day of class online through MyPortal. If you are sponsored student, indicate your agency or department on your reservation form if they will be paying your fees. An invoice will be sent to your department. Costs include the following fees: enrollment, health & certificate. Health fees may be prorated if taking more than one class in the semester or if you are agency sponsored. Non-residency fees are extra per unit. Fees are subject to change at any time.
  5. Refunds are issued approximately 6-8 weeks after the refund deadline. Immediate refunds are not available.

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Location and Lodging

  • Courses are hosted at the Ben Clark Training Center.
  • Lodging is available on site for $34 per night. Call (951) 571-8612 for more information.

Contact Us

If you have questions about enrollment in state fire training courses, reach out to the Fire Technology program.

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Fire Fighter Certification

 
  • Title: FIT-S3B: FIRE FIGHTER I TESTING COURSE
  • Course Description: This course is designed to provide students the ability to complete the online Written and the Skills Certification Tests required by SFT in order to obtain a Firefighter I (FFI) Certificate. Learn more about FIT-S3B Certification Testing.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1 unit

Fire Service Leadership

Completion of these courses do not ensure certification from the State Fire Marshal's Office for non-sworn personnel.

  • Title: FIT-CO2A: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
  • Course Description: Designed to provide information for Company Officers on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluate member's performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, polices, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. State Fire Marshal Company Officer course. 40 hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2 units
  • Title: FIT-CO2B: GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS
  • Course Description: Designed to provide information on general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and addresses conveying the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public. State Fire Marshal Company Officer course. 20 hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1 unit
  • Title: FIT-CO2C: FIRE INSPECTIONS & INVESTIGATIONS
  • Course Description: Provides information on conducting inspections, identifying hazards and addressing violations, performing a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause, securing the incident scene and preserving evidence. This course satisfies in-service career advancement to the company officer level. 40 hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2 units
  • Title: FIT-CO2D: ALL RISK COMMAND OPERATIONS
  • Course Description: Designed to provide information on conducting incident size-up, developing and implementing an initial plan of action involving single and multiunit operations for various types of emergency incidents to mitigate the situation following agency safety procedures, conducting pre-incident planning, and develop and conduct a post-incident analysis. State Fire Marshal Company Officer course. 20 hours lecture and 20 hours lab.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2 units
  • Title: FIT-CO2E: WILDLAND INCIDENT OPERATIONS
  • Course Description: Designed to provide information on evaluating and reporting incident conditions, analyzing incident needs, developing and implementing a plan of action to deploy incident resources to suppress a wildland fire, establish an incident command post and completing incident records and reports. State Fire Marshal Company Officer course. 28 hours lecture and 12 hours lab.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1.5 units
  • Title: FIT-CFO3A: HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
  • Course Description: Designed to provide students with knowledge of the human resource requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including developing plans for employee accommodations, developing hiring procedures, establishing personnel assignments, and developing a measurable accident and injury program. State Fire Marshal Chief Officer course. 28 hours lecture. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1.5 units
  • Title: FIT-CFO3B: BUDGET AND FISCAL RESPONSIBILITIES CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
  • Course Description: Designed to provide information on the roles and responsibilities of budgeting for a Chief Fire Officer including developing a budget management system, developing a division or department budget and describing the process for ensuring competitive bidding. State Fire Marshal Chief Officer course. 20 hours lecture. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1 unit
  • Title: FIT-CFO3C: GENERAL ADMINISTRATION FUNCTIONS CHIEF FIRE OFFICER
  • Course Description: This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the administration requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including directing a department record management system, analyzing and interpreting records and data, developing a model plan for continuous organizational improvement, developing a plan to facilitate approval, preparing community awareness programs, and evaluating the inspection program of the Authority Having Jurisdiction. State Fire Marshal Chief Officer course. 24 hours lecture. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1 unit
  • Title: FIT-CFO3D: EMERGENCY SERVICE DELIVERY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Course Description: This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the emergency service requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including developing a plan for the integration of fire services resources, developing an agency resource contingency plan, evaluating incident facilities, supervising multiple resources, developing and utilizing an incident action plan, obtaining incident information to facilitate transfer of command, developing and conducting post-incident analysis, and maintaining incident records. State Fire Marshal Chief Officer Course. 24 Hours Lecture. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 1 unit

Fire Instructor

 

Title:
FIT-INS2: INSTRUCTOR I
Course Description:
Course is based on current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards which include NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications (2012). 24 hours of lecture and 16 hours of laboratory required. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
Prerequisites:
None
College Units:
1.5 units

Title:
FIT-INS2: INSTRUCTOR II
Course Description:
Course from the California Fire Services Training and Education System based on current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standards which include NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Instructor Professional Qualifications (2012). 24 hours lecture and 16 hours lab. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
Prerequisites:
FIT-INS1 Instructor I (to obtain State Fire Marshal certificate)
College Units:
1.5 units

Emergency Medical Services

 
  • Title: Emergency Medical Services: EMT Refresher
  • Course Description: EMT's (Emergency Medical Technician) are required by law to be re-certified every two years. EMTs may fulfill this requirement by taking EMT refresher courses, such as the 24-hour EMT refresher course designed by the US Department of Transportation (USDOT). This course will meet and exceed those requirements.
  • Learn more: Learn about EMS Programs

Ethics in Public Safety

 
  • Title: FIT-M20: PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY-LEADERSHIP
  • Course Description: This course will introduce the California Public Safety Leadership Certificate Program, providing the participants with a deepened understanding of self as it relates to leadership philosophies, knowledge, skills and abilities. each participant will explore his or her own core values and begin to develop a personal philosophy of leadership. Through course presentations, dialogue and learning activities the participant will identify his or her leadership roles in the community to include self, family, professional and social, as well as define the difference between leaders and managers. The participant will complete self-assessments to gain insights into his or her personal leadership style and characteristics and participate in video and written case studies to further explore his or her understanding of leadership. 45 hours of lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2.5 units
  • Title: FIT-M21: LEADING OTHERS ETHICALLY
  • Course Description: This course is the second in the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Institute Program. This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively and ethically lead others. The student will explore various aspects of exercising ethical leadership as they relate to team building, delegating, facilitating conflict resolution, coaching, and mentoring. The student will also gain an understanding of communication processes, empowerment, and leading in an ever-changing and diverse environment. The student will explore various theories of leadership, including situational leadership, transformation leadership, net-centric, and servant leadership. 45 hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2 units
  • Title: FIT-M22: ETHICAL LEADERSHIP IN ORGANIZATIONS
  • Course Description: This course is the third in the continuing series of the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program. The students will explore the leadership process and the leader-follower relationship within organizational settings. Additionally, the influence of organizational culture, values, and contemporary societal issues on leadership effectiveness will be explored as well as the concept of organizational health, defenses, and change. Students will also explore how a person exercising leadership moves an organization from vision to action. 45 Hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 2.5 units
  • Title: FIT-M23: ETHICS AND THE CHALLENGE OF LEADERSHIP
  • Course Description: This is the final course in the International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Program. Students will correlate personal core values and characteristics to complex ethical decisions and behaviors. In addition, the student will explore ethical and principal-centered leadership including ethical systems, ethical dilemmas, and ethical decision-making models. The student will also examine challenges and develop strategies for exercising leadership in agencies serving diverse and dynamic communities. 45 Lecture.
  • Prerequisites: FIT-INS1 Instructor I (to obtain State Fire Marshal certificate)
  • College Units: 2.5 units

Hazardous Materials

 
  • Title: FIT-COH1: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENT COMMANDER
  • Course Description: Designed to provide the tools a person needs to assume control of an emergency response to hazardous materials incident. It focuses on how to assess hazards, manage risk, comply with legal requirements and implement protective actions. Instructional methods include class activities, case studies, and table-top exercises with emphasis on hands-on decision making. Certification through California Specialized Training Institute. 16 hours lecture.
  • Prerequisites: None
  • College Units: 0.5 units

Incident Command

 
  • Title: FIT-C30 (I-300): INTERMEDIATE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
  • Course Description: This course provides public safety managers and supervisors with the terminology, duties and responsibilities of positions within the Incident Command System. Organizational relationships, flow of information, and emergency incident action planning are topics of discussion. The course provides guidelines for organizational growth during an emergency incident, and demobilization procedures for an emergency incident that is ending. 12 hours of lecture and 12 hours of laboratory required. This course is required for the State Fire Marshal Fire Officer Certificate.
  • Prerequisites: I-200 (to obtain State Fire Marshal certificate)
  • College Units: 0.5 units

 

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