Fire Protection Technology

Take the first step to a life-changing career as a firefighter.

Any firefighter will tell you there’s no other job he or she would rather have. In Monroe Community College’s fire protection technology associate degree program, you’ll get the top-tier training you need to join their ranks.

The fire protection technology A.A.S. is one of only 10 such associate degree programs in New York state and prepares you for both municipal and industrial positions, including:

  • Firefighter
  • Forest firefighter
  • Fire inspector
  • Corporate safety officer
  • Fire prevention specialist
  • Fire detection and suppression systems marketer

Graduates may also qualify for positions in public safety, code enforcement, hazardous materials, and fire investigation.

Get Top-Tier Firefighter Training in the Classroom and in the Field

Here’s a sample of what you’ll learn in the fire protection technology associate degree program at MCC:

  • Firefighting history
  • The science of fire
  • How different types of building construction affect the spread and suppression of fire
  • How to perform basic fire inspections and outline steps to increase safety

You’ll also gain valuable field experience. Working alongside experienced professionals, you’ll apply the latest firefighting methods and technologies to real-life fire scenarios.

You may start your career with employers like these:

     

    • City of Rochester (and surrounding municipalities)
    • U.S. Forest Service
    • University of Rochester
    • Eastman Kodak Company
    • H2M Architects Engineers
    • Siemens Fire Protection Products & Systems

     

Please note that most fire protection courses meet in the evening.

To find out more about the fire protection technology A.A.S. from Monroe Community College, contact the admissions office at admissions@monroecc.edu or (585) 292-2200.


FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program

Department:Public Safety Training Center

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 43.0201
MCC Program Code: FR01
NYSED Code (BRI): 01256

50% or more of this program can be completed online.

This program's design is based on: New MCC General Education

Description
Fire Protection Technology AAS degree is designed to explore the application of technology to the field of fire protection. The curriculum prepares students to meet the challenges of contemporary problems in the fire protection disciplines. Employment and advancement opportunities for graduates are found in both the municipal and industrial fire protection field, marketing and support of fire suppression and detection systems, and safety departments of mid to large size companies. Most Fire Protection courses meet in the evening.
(Housed in the PSTF-Emergency Management)

Program Learning Outcomes
1.Describe the history of the Fire Service from its inception to include key events that have impacted the development of the present day Fire Service.
2.Describe the basic science of fire.
3.Compare the different types of building construction to include the characteristics of each type and how they affect fire protection.
4.Describe the operation of fire detection systems.
5.Perform a basic fire inspection.
6.Discuss steps to increase life safety relative to fire suppression.
7.Apply theoretical hydraulic principles to fire suppression to include fire stream size, master streams, foam application, or water supply.
8.Describe health and wellness best practices in the fire service.
9.Establish the Incident Command System.
10.Apply the basic principles of fire investigation to include cause, origin, or evidence preservation.
11.Formulate a fire incident action plan utilizing fire suppression strategies and tactics.
12.Describe the operation of fire suppression systems.

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 135 Introduction to Technical Mathematics OR
MTH 140 Technical Mathematics I OR
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR
MTH 160 Statistics I OR higher#
3-4
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3
FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*
3
First Semester Total:
15-16
SECOND SEMESTER
FPT 103 Building Materials and Construction
3
FPT 105 History of the Fire Service
3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
PROGRAM ELECTIVE**
3
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin
3
FPT 215 Hazardous Materials Technician
3
FPT 216 Fire Service Instructor I
3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR
PHL 250 Professional Ethics
3
OPEN ELECTIVE***
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
FPT 204 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics
3
FPT 212 Fire Service Hydraulics
3
ECO 103 Personal Money Management OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCES (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
3
OPEN ELECTIVE***
1-3
PROGRAM ELECTIVE **
3
MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE
2
Fourth Semester Total:
15-17
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-64

*Choose any course from the following SUNY-GER categories: SUNY-AH, SUNY-BC, SUNY-FL, SUNY-H, SUNY-M, SUNY-NS, SUNY-OWC, SUNY-SS, SUNY-WC.
**Choose any course that is not already required with the following prefixes: EMS, FPT, HSM, PLE, PSC, PST. Many of the courses offered at PSTF require prior work experience or other course pre-requisites; students should check with an advisor before selecting their program electives.
***Students should select electives based on individual career goals and advisement. For example, students seeking a bachelor degree should use the electives to meet entrance requirements for the school/program they desire admission to. Some students may wish to strengthen their management skills, meet NFPA firefighter certification(s) requirements, meet NFPA officer certification(s) requirements, or concentrate in specific disciplines.
#MTH course selected must qualify for MCC-QL.

Revised 8/1/2018
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