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Fire Science Schools in California

There are 55 California schools offering fire science programs. In 2010, 2,991 students graduated with degrees from California fire science schools. 1,923 of all these students graduated with certificates and 1,018 of all these students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

3,069 students graduate from programs in this state in fire science, on average, every year. This accounts for around 22% of students who schools in the United States graduate from fire science programs. Specifically, 1,923 students graduated with fire science certificates, 1,018 with an associate's level degree, and 50 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

55 fire science schools are in this state. And out of these, while 54 schools are public, one school is private. While tuition at a private fire science school is $18,924, tuition at a public fire science school is $4,848.

Average tuition for fire science programs is $5,641. The highest tuition for fire science programs, which is $18,924 per year, is at Cogswell Polytechnical College, while the lowest tuition in this western state, which is $4,848 per year, is at California State University-Los Angeles.

Fire science schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, and bachelors degrees. No students at the undergraduate level in fire science pursued masters level degrees.

Fire Science Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

3,069 students graduate from programs in this state in fire science, on average, every year. This accounts for around 22% of students who schools in the United States graduate from fire science programs. Specifically, 1,923 students graduated with fire science certificates, 1,018 with an associate's level degree, and 50 with a degree at the bachelor's level.

Fire Science Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 2008
  • Certificate 2007: 2615
  • Certificate 2008: 2159
  • Certificate 2009: 1880
  • Certificate 2010: 1923
  • Associate 2006: 897
  • Associate 2007: 916
  • Associate 2008: 955
  • Associate 2009: 896
  • Associate 2010: 1018
  • Bachelor 2006: 38
  • Bachelor 2007: 46
  • Bachelor 2008: 34
  • Bachelor 2009: 41
  • Bachelor 2010: 50

Fire Science Program Availability in California

Schools in this state offer a total of 132 fire science programs. Of these programs, around 52.3% are programs at the certificate level. The remaining programs are degrees at the associates level and the bachelors level.

Fire Science Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 69
  • Associate: 61
  • Bachelor: 2

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 52100
  • 25th Percentile: 53370
  • Median: 96610
  • 75th Percentile: 127310
  • 90th Percentile: 155600

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 60310
  • 25th Percentile: 64650
  • Median: 70950
  • 75th Percentile: 79170
  • 90th Percentile: 91180

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

Fire Investigators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 40060
  • 25th Percentile: 44610
  • Median: 46360
  • 75th Percentile: 80810
  • 90th Percentile: 109100

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 55780
  • 25th Percentile: 70780
  • Median: 90220
  • 75th Percentile: 101530
  • 90th Percentile: 114130

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

Municipal Firefighters — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34520
  • 25th Percentile: 49390
  • Median: 67790
  • 75th Percentile: 88710
  • 90th Percentile: 111540

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

Municipal Firefighters — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 58630
  • Median Salary 2007: 61990
  • Median Salary 2008: 61880
  • Median Salary 2009: 65440
  • Median Salary 2010: 67790
  • Total Employed 2006: 26530
  • Total Employed 2007: 26810
  • Total Employed 2008: 29250
  • Total Employed 2009: 34940
  • Total Employed 2010: 33100

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists — Employment Trend

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 54720
  • Median Salary 2007: 60290
  • Median Salary 2008: 70330
  • Median Salary 2009: 70440
  • Median Salary 2010: 70950
  • Total Employed 2006: 90
  • Total Employed 2007: 90
  • Total Employed 2008: 60
  • Total Employed 2009: 90
  • Total Employed 2010: 100

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 86440
  • Median Salary 2007: 89150
  • Median Salary 2008: 93280
  • Median Salary 2009: 87790
  • Median Salary 2010: 96610
  • Total Employed 2006: 6510
  • Total Employed 2007: 6480
  • Total Employed 2008: 6200
  • Total Employed 2009: 4820
  • Total Employed 2010: 4430

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

Fire Investigators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 75190
  • Median Salary 2007: 78740
  • Median Salary 2008: 81370
  • Median Salary 2009: 83060
  • Median Salary 2010: 46360
  • Total Employed 2006: 820
  • Total Employed 2007: 790
  • Total Employed 2008: 780
  • Total Employed 2009: 920
  • Total Employed 2010: 1920

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 74330
  • Median Salary 2007: 77560
  • Median Salary 2008: 82760
  • Median Salary 2009: 86920
  • Median Salary 2010: 90220
  • Total Employed 2006: 2320
  • Total Employed 2007: 2590
  • Total Employed 2008: 2710
  • Total Employed 2009: 2510
  • Total Employed 2010: 2360

California vs National Fire Science Employment

California vs National Fire Science Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.499% (41910)

Fire Science Schools in California

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1. Sierra College

5000 Rocklin Road
Rocklin, CA 95677-3397
(916) 624-3333

Sierra College offers two programs in fire science. Of those, students are offered one fire science certificate by it and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college is located in the suburbs of Rocklin, California. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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2. Chabot College

25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
(510) 723-6600

Chabot College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, it offers students one fire science certificate and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This big school, which is 2.3 miles from the center of the city, is in Hayward, CA. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

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3. Columbia College

11600 Columbia College Dr
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 588-5100

Columbia College is located in town of Sonora, California. It offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, this liberal arts college offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. 3,439 students pursue degrees in 71 programs at this school, overall.

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4. San Diego Miramar College

10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92126-2999
(619) 388-7800

San Diego Miramar College offers two fire science programs. Of those, it offers students one fire science certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is a public 2-year institution.

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5. Cogswell Polytechnical College

1175 Bordeaux Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 541-0100

Cogswell Polytechnical College offers one fire science program and Cogswell, which is very close to Sunnyvale, California, is in a rural area. This school is one of 22 technical colleges in California. In terms of programs, it is the second largest institution in the state of California offering fire science.

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6. Lake Tahoe Community College

One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 541-4660

Lake Tahoe Community College is located in town of South Lake Tahoe, California. It offers three fire science programs. More specifically, it offers students two fire science certificates and one associate's level fire science degree. This small college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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7. Victor Valley College

18422 Bear Valley Rd
Victorville, CA 92395-5850
(760) 245-4271x2225

Victor Valley College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Victorville, CA. This college offers two fire science programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in fire science and one fire science degree at the associate's level. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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8. El Camino College - Compton Center

1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton, CA 90221-5393
(310) 900-1600

El Camino College-Compton Center is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1927. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Compton, CA. This school offers students 49 certificates and 14 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 8,729 students sought degrees from the 55 programs at this school. It offers subjects including legal assisting and cosmetology. This vocational school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

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9. Folsom Lake College

10 College Parkway
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 608-6572

Folsom Lake College, which is very close to Folsom, California, is in a rural setting. This college offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, students are offered one fire science certificate by this community college and one fire science degree at the associate's level. Overall, 8,836 students seek degrees in 65 programs at this college.

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10. Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
(714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two fire science programs. Specifically, this community college offers students one fire science certificate and one associate's level fire science degree. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the seventh oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in fire science.

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11. Lassen Community College

Hwy 139
Susanville, CA 96130
(530) 257-6181

Lassen Community College, which is several miles from Susanville, is located in a rural area. It offers two programs in fire science. Of those, it offers students one fire science certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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12. Copper Mountain Community College

6162 Rotary Way
Joshua Tree, CA 92252
(760) 366-3791

Copper Mountain Community College, which is just a few miles from Joshua Tree, is located in a rural setting and it offers one fire science program. It is a public 2-year institution.

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13. Mendocino College

1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 468-3235

Mendocino College is in Ukiah, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, this community college offers students one fire science certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is a public 2-year institution.

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14. The College of the Siskiyous

800 College Ave
Weed, CA 96094-2899
(530) 938-5555

The College of the Siskiyous is in Weed, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. This college offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this college and one associate's level fire science degree. Overall, 2,732 students pursue degrees in 77 programs at this college.

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15. Los Angeles Harbor College

1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
(310) 233-4000

Los Angeles Harbor College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Wilmington, CA. It offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level fire science degree. Overall, 11,149 students seek degrees in 66 programs at this public school.

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16. Rio Hondo College

3600 Workman Mill Rd
Whittier, CA 90601-1616
(562) 692-0921

Rio Hondo College is in the suburbs of Whittier, California. It offers four programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers students two fire science certificates and two associate's level fire science degrees. This school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

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17. Glendale Community College

1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208-2894
(818) 240-1000

Glendale Community College is near the heart of downtown. It offers two fire science programs. More specifically, this college offers one certificate in fire science to students and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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18. Crafton Hills College

11711 Sand Canyon Road
Yucaipa, CA 92399-1799
(909) 794-2161

Crafton Hills College is located in Yucaipa, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers three programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers two certificates in fire science to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. 6,108 students seek degrees in 84 programs at this college, overall.

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19. The College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
(661) 259-7800

The College of the Canyons is located in the suburbs of Santa Clarita, California. It offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this big school and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This school is a public 2-year institution.

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20. Yuba College

2088 N Beale Rd
Marysville, CA 95901
(530) 741-6700

Yuba College is located in the suburbs of Marysville, California. It offers three programs in fire science. Specifically, it offers students two certificates in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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21. Monterey Peninsula College

980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
(831) 646-4000

Monterey Peninsula College offers two fire science programs. Of those, it offers one certificate in fire science to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is located in the suburbs of Monterey, California. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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22. Antelope Valley College

3041 West Ave K
Lancaster, CA 93536-5426
(661) 722-6300

Antelope Valley College offers five programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers three certificates in fire science to students and two associate's level fire science degrees. It is located in the suburbs of Lancaster, California. It is a public 2-year institution.

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23. Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
(559) 442-4600

Fresno City College offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, this college offers students one certificate in fire science and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This college is 1.9 miles from the center of the city. 23,902 students pursue degrees in 166 programs at this community college, overall.

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24. Chaffey College

5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
(909) 987-1737

Chaffey College is in the suburbs of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This school offers two fire science programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in fire science to students and one associate's level fire science degree. This large school is one of 163 public post-secondary institutions in California.

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25. City College of San Francisco

50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
(415) 239-3000

City College of San Francisco is 3.8 miles from the heart of downtown. This college offers two fire science programs. More specifically, it offers students one fire science certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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26. The College of the Desert

43-500 Monterey Ave
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 346-8041

The College of the Desert offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one associate's level fire science degree. This community college, which is 1.1 miles from the center of the city, is in Palm Desert, CA. 9,993 students pursue degrees in 124 programs at this large college, overall.

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27. Moreno Valley College

16130 Lasselle St
Moreno Valley, CA 92551
(951) 571-6100

Moreno Valley College is a public 2-year institution. It is in Moreno Valley, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers 29 certificates and 23 degrees at the associates level to students. 10,684 students pursued degrees from the 29 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as language, physician assisting, and emergency management. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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28. West Los Angeles College

9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City, CA 90230-3519
(310) 287-4200

West Los Angeles College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1969. This college is in the suburbs of Culver City, California. It offers subjects including information technology and chemistry. It offers students 54 certificates and 44 degrees at the associates level. 11,915 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at this community college in 2010. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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29. The El Camino Community College District

16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90506
(310) 532-3670

The El Camino Community College District is located in the suburbs of Torrance, California. This college offers two fire science programs. Out of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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30. The College of San Mateo

1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo, CA 94402-3784
(650) 574-6161

The College of San Mateo is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, it offers students one fire science certificate and one associate's level degree in fire science. It is a public 2-year institution.

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31. East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
(323) 265-8650

East Los Angeles College offers three fire science programs. Specifically, this college offers students two fire science certificates and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Monterey Park, CA. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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32. Riverside City College

4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000x8979

Riverside City College offers four fire science programs. Specifically, students are offered two certificates in fire science by it and two associate's level fire science degrees. It is 1.4 miles from the center of the city. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the ninth biggest institution in the state of California offering fire science in terms of programs.

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33. Merced College

3600 M St
Merced, CA 95348-2898
(209) 384-6000

Merced College, which is very close to Merced, California, is in a rural area. This college offers two fire science programs. Out of those, this community college offers one certificate in fire science to students and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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34. American River College

4700 College Oak Dr
Sacramento, CA 95841-4286
(916) 484-8011

American River College offers two fire science programs. Out of those, students are offered one fire science certificate by it and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This big college is in the suburbs of Sacramento, California. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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35. Modesto Junior College

435 College Ave
Modesto, CA 95350-5800
(209) 575-6550

Modesto Junior College is near the center of the city. It offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. Overall, 18,492 students pursue degrees in 154 programs at this large school.

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36. Southwestern College

900 Otay Lakes Rd
Chula Vista, CA 91910-7299
(619) 482-6550

Southwestern College is in the suburbs of Chula Vista, California. This college offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, this community college offers students one fire science certificate and one associate's level fire science degree. This big college is a public 2-year institution.

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37. Cabrillo College

6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100

Cabrillo College is in the suburbs of Aptos, California. It offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this big college and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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38. Solano Community College

4000 Suisun Valley Rd
Fairfield, CA 94534-3197
(707) 864-7000

Solano Community College, which is only a few miles from Fairfield, is located in a rural area. It offers two fire science programs. More specifically, it offers one fire science certificate to students and one fire science degree at the associate's level. 11,801 students pursue degrees in 142 programs at this community college, overall.

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39. Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Allan Hancock College, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Santa Maria, CA. It offers four fire science programs. Of those, it offers two certificates in fire science to students and two associate's level fire science degrees. It is a public 2-year institution.

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40. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, it offers students one fire science certificate and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This college is 2.4 miles from the center of the city. 26,517 students seek degrees in 179 programs at this community college, overall.

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41. The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

1499 N. State S.
San Jacinto, CA 92583-2399
(951) 487-6752

The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is located in the suburbs of San Jacinto, California. This college offers three fire science programs. Specifically, this college offers two certificates in fire science to students and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. 16,108 students seek degrees in 89 programs at this college, overall.

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42. Barstow Community College

2700 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311
(760) 252-2411

Barstow Community College is a public 2-year institution. It is located in Barstow, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers students 23 certificates and 22 degrees at the associates level. 2,757 students sought degrees from the 23 programs at this community college in 2010. This mid-sized college offers subjects including EMT, cosmetology, and nursing assisting. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this community college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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43. Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
(626) 585-7123

Pasadena City College offers two programs in fire science. Out of those, it offers students one fire science certificate and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This large college is near the center of the city. 27,023 students seek degrees in 134 programs at this college, overall. It ranks seventh in terms of enrollment in the state of California.

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44. Butte College

3536 Butte Campus Drive
Oroville, CA 95965-8399
(530) 895-2511

Butte College, which is several miles from Oroville, is located in a rural setting. It offers three fire science programs. Out of those, students are offered two certificates in fire science by it and one associate's level fire science degree. Overall, 13,293 students pursue degrees in 122 programs at this college.

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45. Oxnard College

4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
(805) 986-5800

Oxnard College is near the heart of downtown. This college offers two fire science programs. Of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. 7,961 students pursue degrees in 89 programs at this college, overall.

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46. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College offers two fire science programs. Out of those, it offers one certificate in fire science to students and one fire science degree at the associate's level. This community college, which is 1.1 miles from the heart of downtown, is in San Marcos, CA. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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47. Bakersfield College

1801 Panorama Dr
Bakersfield, CA 93305-1299
(661) 395-4011

Bakersfield College is near the heart of downtown. It offers four fire science programs. Of those, it offers students two fire science certificates and two associate's level degrees in fire science. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the fourth largest institution in the state of California offering fire science in terms of programs.

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48. Imperial Valley College

380 E. Aten Road
Imperial, CA 92251-0158
(760) 352-8320

Imperial Valley College offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. It is in Imperial, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. Overall, 8,991 students seek degrees in 105 Imperial Valley College programs.

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49. Mt. San Antonio College

1100 N Grand Ave
Walnut, CA 91789-1399
(909) 594-5611

Mt. San Antonio College is in the suburbs of Walnut, California. This college offers two programs in fire science. More specifically, this community college offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level degree in fire science. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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50. Shasta College

11555 Old Oregon Trail
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 242-7500

Shasta College, which is just a few miles from Redding, is in a rural area. It offers five fire science programs. Specifically, students are offered three certificates in fire science by this college and two associate's level fire science degrees. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering fire science in terms of programs.

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51. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College, which is 9.6 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Sacramento, CA. It offers two programs in fire science. Specifically, students are offered one fire science certificate by this college and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This community college is a public 2-year institution.

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52. Mission College

3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
(408) 988-2200

Mission College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Santa Clara, CA. It offers two fire science programs. Of those, this community college offers students one certificate in fire science and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is a public 2-year institution.

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53. Santa Rosa Junior College

1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-4395
(707) 527-4011

Santa Rosa Junior College is near the heart of downtown. It offers three programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers students two fire science certificates and one associate's level fire science degree. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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54. The College of the Sequoias

915 S Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277-2214
(559) 730-3700

The College of the Sequoias, which is 1.3 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Visalia, CA. It offers two fire science programs. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in fire science by it and one degree at the associate's level in fire science. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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55. Cerro Coso Community College

3000 College Hts Blvd
Ridgecrest, CA 93555-9571
(760) 384-6100

Cerro Coso Community College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1973. This college, which is very close to Ridgecrest, California, is in a rural area. This community college offers 34 certificates and 35 degrees at the associates level to students. In 2010, 6,642 students pursued degrees from the 35 programs at this college. It offers subjects such as practical nursing and computer animation. This college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. This college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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56. Las Positas College

3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551-7650
(925) 424-1000

Las Positas College is in Livermore, California, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It offers two fire science programs. Of those, it offers students one certificate in fire science and one associate's level fire science degree. This school is a public 2-year institution.

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57. Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6700

Founded in 1920, Hartnell College is a public 2-year institution. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Salinas, CA. It offers subjects such as criminal justice, teaching, and physics. Students are offered 33 certificates and 49 degrees at the associates level by this college. 9,812 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at this college in 2010. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

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58. Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401-4096
(818) 947-2600

Los Angeles Valley College, which is 0.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Valley Glen, CA. This college offers four fire science programs. Of those, this college offers students two fire science certificates and two associate's level degrees in fire science. 20,667 students seek degrees in 123 Los Angeles Valley College programs, overall.

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59. Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
(925) 439-2181

Los Medanos College is in the suburbs of Pittsburg, California. It offers four programs in fire science. More specifically, it offers students two fire science certificates and two degrees at the associate's level in fire science. This large college is one of 98 community colleges in California. This college is the sixth biggest institution in the state of California offering fire science in terms of programs.

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60. San Joaquin Delta College

5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95207
(209) 954-5151

San Joaquin Delta College, which is 3.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is in Stockton, CA. It offers two programs in fire science. Of those, students are offered one certificate in fire science by this college and one fire science degree at the associate's level. Overall, 18,610 students pursue degrees in 150 programs at this college.

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61. California State University - Los Angeles

5151 State University Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90032
(323) 343-3000

California State University-Los Angeles is 4.2 miles from the heart of downtown and this university offers one fire science program. This big university is one of 28 research universities in California. It is the largest institution in the state of California offering fire science.