Fire Protection Technology

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
50% or more of this program can be completed online.

Fire Protection Technology 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.

The A.A.S. degree program allows students the flexibility to pursue specific areas of interest related to the field of fire protection, obtain a broader general education, or prepare for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

(Housed in the PSTF-Emergency Management)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
HUMANITIES: 6 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
SPC 144 Communication and Crisis3
Total6
SOCIAL SCIENCE: 6 Credit Hours
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES6
Total6
NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS: 9-12 Credit Hours
MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE (MTH 130 or higher)3-4
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE3-4
MATHEMATICS OR NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE*3-4
Total9-12
PUBLIC SAFETY/FIRE PROTECTION COURSES: 29-36 Credit Hours
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician OR
EMS 119 Emergency Medical Technician Recertification**
2-9
FPT 101 Introduction to Fire Protection Technology3
FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection3
FPT 103 Building Materials and Construction3
FPT 104 Fire Suppression Technology3
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin3
FPT 213 Automatic Sprinklers and Standpipes3
HSE 101 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health3
PST 145 Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response3
PST 146 Hazardous Materials: Characteristics and Behavior3
Total29-36
ELECTIVES: 9 Credit Hours ***
ELECTIVES9
Total9
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION: 2 Credit Hours
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION2
Total2
TOTAL CREDITS61-71

* With permission of faculty advisor, students may substitute a computer related course from CIS, CRC, CSC.
** Students who are certified as an EMT may take EMS 119 in lieu of EMS 110.
*** 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.
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