50% or more of this program can be completed online.
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) 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 fire
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) Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles as they relate to the fire service
7) Promote health and wellness in the fire service
8) Initiate and employ the Incident Command System
9) Apply the basic principles of fire investigation and evidence preservation
10) Formulate an incident action plan utilizing fire suppression strategy and tactics
11) Apply principles of occupational health and safety to the fire service
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Requirements for Program Entrance
Algebra (1 year high school math or placement into Level 4 Math at MCC).
| Distribution Requirements|
| ENG 101 College Composition OR|
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
| 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 #
| FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion|
| FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection|
|ANY SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE*|
First Semester Total:
| FPT 103 Building Materials and Construction|
| FPT 105 History of the Fire Service|
| SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology|
|SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCE (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE|
| PROGRAM ELECTIVE**|
Second Semester Total:
| THIRD SEMESTER|
| FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin|
| FPT 215 Hazardous Materials Technician|
| FPT 216 Fire Service Instructor I|
| PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics OR|
PHL 250 Professional Ethics
| OPEN ELECTIVE***|
Third Semester Total:
| FOURTH SEMESTER|
| FPT 204 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics|
|FPT 212 Fire Service Hydraulics|
|ECO 103 Personal Money Management OR|
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - SOCIAL SCIENCE (SUNY-SS) ELECTIVE
| PROGRAM ELECTIVE **|
|MCC GENERAL EDUCATION - HEALTH AND WELLNESS (MCC-HW) ELECTIVE|
Fourth Semester Total:
*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.
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