FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Public Safety Training Center

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

CIP Code: 43.0201
MCC Program Code: FR03
NYSED Code (BRI): 38670
Admissions
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Description
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. Classes meet in the evening. Employment and advancement opportunities for graduates are found in both 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.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, and prepare for transfer to a baccalaureate program.

Program Learning Outcomes
1,Explain the history of the Fire Service from its inception and identify key events that have impacted the development of the present day Fire Service
2. Describe the basic science of combustion
3. Compare the different types of building construction and explain the characteristics of each and how they affect fire protection
4, Characterize and operate fire detection and suppression systems
5, Perform a basic fire inspection and outline steps to increase life safety
6, Demonstrate and apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles as it relates to the fire service
7, Initiate and employ the Incident Command System
8. Apply the basic principles of fire investigation and evidence preservation
9. Formulate an incident action plan utilizing fire suppression strategy and tactics
10. Recognize, safely respond, and perform as part of a mitigation team to a hazardous materials incident

Employment Potential
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Requirements for Program Entrance
A solid foundation of Math and Science courses is recommended to successfully complete the program.

Math: Student should be ready to enter MTH 150. Students who are not ready for MTH 150 may be admitted to the program but will be required to take the appropriate developmental courses.
English: Student should be ready to enter ENG 101. Students who are not ready for ENG 101 may be admitted to the program but will be required to take the appropriate developmental courses.

Distribution Requirements

Credit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:15 Credit Hours
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection 3
ENG 101 English Composition OR ENG 200 Advanced Composition 3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - AMERICAN HISTORY ELECTIVE 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
FPT 103 Building Materials and Construction 3
FPT 105 History of the Fire Service 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
PUBLIC SAFETY ELECTIVE* 3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 Credit Hours
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin 3
FPT 215 Hazardous Materials Technician 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS OR THE ARTS OR WESTERN CIVILIZATION 3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - ELECTIVE+ 3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
FPT 212 Fire Service Hydraulics3
FPT 204 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics 3
PUBLIC SAFETY ELECTIVE*3
PHYSICAL/HEALTH EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS62
* PUBLIC SAFETY ELECTIVES: EMS 110, FPT 111, FPT 113, HSM 101, HSM 102, HSM 103, HSM 107.
+ CHOOSE ANY COURSE FROM ANY AREA IN THE SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION COURSE PLAN.

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