Fire Science Schools In California

There are 61 accredited fire science schools in California for faculty who teach fire science classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in fire science in the state of California, which encompasses fire science training at the following levels:

  • Fire Science Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fire Science
  • Bachelors degree in Fire Science


Schools

  1. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  2. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  3. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  4. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  5. Barstow Community College

    2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, California 92311

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  6. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  7. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  8. California State University-Los Angeles

    5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, California 90032

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  9. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  10. Cerro Coso Community College

    3000 College Hts Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571

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  11. Chabot College

    25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, California 94545

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  12. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  13. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  14. Cogswell Polytechnical College

    1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, California 94089

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  15. Columbia College in Sonora

    11600 Columbia College Dr, Sonora, California 95370

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  16. El Camino College-Compton Center

    1111 East Artesia Blvd., Compton, California 90221-5393

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  17. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  18. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  19. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  20. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  21. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  22. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  23. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  24. Hartnell College

    411 Central Avenue, Salinas, California 93901

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  25. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  26. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  27. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  28. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  29. Los Angeles Harbor College

    1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, California 90744-2397

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  30. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  31. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  32. Mendocino College

    1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California 95482

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  33. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  34. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  35. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  36. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  37. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  38. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  39. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  40. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  41. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  42. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  43. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  44. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  45. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  46. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  47. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  48. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  49. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  50. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  51. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  52. College of the Siskiyous

    800 College Ave, Weed, California 96094-2899

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  53. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  54. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  55. Victor Valley College

    18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, California 92395-5850

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  56. West Los Angeles College

    9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

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  57. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  58. Las Positas College

    3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, California 94551-7650

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  59. Copper Mountain Community College

    6162 Rotary Way, Joshua Tree, California 92252

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  60. Folsom Lake College

    10 College Parkway, Folsom, California 95630

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  61. Moreno Valley College

    16130 Lasselle St, Moreno Valley, California 92551

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Cities

  1. Fire Science Schools in Sacramento, CA2 Schools
  2. Fire Science Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  3. Fire Science Schools in Riverside, CA1 Schools
  4. Fire Science Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  5. Fire Science Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  6. Fire Science Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  7. Fire Science Schools in Moreno Valley, CA1 Schools
  8. Fire Science Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  9. Fire Science Schools in Redding, CA1 Schools
  10. Fire Science Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  11. Fire Science Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  12. Fire Science Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  13. Fire Science Schools in Weed, CA1 Schools
  14. Fire Science Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  15. Fire Science Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  16. Fire Science Schools in Livermore, CA1 Schools
  17. Fire Science Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  18. Fire Science Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  19. Fire Science Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  20. Fire Science Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  21. Fire Science Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  22. Fire Science Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  23. Fire Science Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  24. Fire Science Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  25. Fire Science Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  26. Fire Science Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  27. Fire Science Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  28. Fire Science Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  29. Fire Science Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools
  30. Fire Science Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  31. Fire Science Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  32. Fire Science Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  33. Fire Science Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  34. Fire Science Schools in San Diego, CA1 Schools
  35. Fire Science Schools in Ridgecrest, CA1 Schools
  36. Fire Science Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  37. Fire Science Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  38. Fire Science Schools in Fresno, CA1 Schools
  39. Fire Science Schools in Sonora, CA1 Schools
  40. Fire Science Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  41. Fire Science Schools in Salinas, CA1 Schools
  42. Fire Science Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  43. Fire Science Schools in Los Angeles, CA1 Schools
  44. Fire Science Schools in Joshua Tree, CA1 Schools
  45. Fire Science Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  46. Fire Science Schools in Ukiah, CA1 Schools
  47. Fire Science Schools in Compton, CA1 Schools
  48. Fire Science Schools in Barstow, CA1 Schools
  49. Fire Science Schools in Sunnyvale, CA1 Schools
  50. Fire Science Schools in Folsom, CA1 Schools
  51. Fire Science Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  52. Fire Science Schools in Victorville, CA1 Schools
  53. Fire Science Schools in San Francisco, CA1 Schools
  54. Fire Science Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  55. Fire Science Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  56. Fire Science Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  57. Fire Science Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Fire Science Employment

California 14,860
National 154,160

Approximately 10% of the country's fire science professionals work in California state.

Employment Growth for Fire science professionals In California

15,450 17,100 17,500 15,980 14,860
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Fire Science is a shrinking field in California. In 2010 there were 590 less fire science professionals working in California than there were in 2006. Thus, in California, this field has shrunk by 4% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for fire science professionals which shows a 8% increase in the number of fire science professionals working around the nation.

Fire Science VS. All Professions salaries in California

$65,432 $68,934 $72,934 $75,234 $72,434
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fire Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fire science professionals is declining, the salaries paid to fire science professionals are increasing in California. Fire science professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $65,432 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,434 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fire science professionals in California

10th percentile
$47,532
25th percentile
$53,528
50th percentile
$69,256
75th percentile
$88,564
90th percentile
$107,316

This represents a growth in salaries of 10%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 126% pay differential between the highest paid fire science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of fire science in California.

Average Salaries for Fire science professionals and related professions in California

Construction Management
$78,172
Criminal Justice
$56,305
Fire Science
$72,434
Forestry
$60,830
Public Administration
$108,870

In California, fire science professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fire Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
67
bachelor
2
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
96
Total165

The number of students graduating from the 61 accredited fire science schools in California is decreasing. In 2006, 2,943 students graduated from fire science courses in California. And in 2010, 2,936 students graduated.

Thus there was a 0% percent decrease in the number of fire science school degree or certificate graduates in California. 58% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in fire science.

Fire Science Faculty Salaries in California

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