Fire Protection Technology

A.A.S. Degree - Career Program
Revised Program

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)

Distribution RequirementsCredit Hours
FIRST SEMESTER:15 Credit Hours
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection 3
ENG 101 College Composition3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics3
LIBERAL ARTS ELECTIVE 3
Total15
SECOND SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
FPT 103 Building Materials and Construction 3
FPT 105 History of the Fire Service 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3
NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVES3
PUBLIC SAFETY ELECTIVE 3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION 1
Total16
THIRD SEMESTER: 15 CREDIT HOURS
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin 3
FPT 215 Hazardous Materials Technicial 3
FPT 216 Fire Service Instructor I 3
ELECTIVE* 3
ELECTIVE* 3
Total15
FOURTH SEMESTER: 16 CREDIT HOURS
FPT 212 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
FPT 204 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics 3
PSY 101 introduction to Psychology 3
PHL 103 Introduction to Ethics 3
PUBLIC SAFETY ELECTIVE 3
HEALTH/PHYSICAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 1
Total16
TOTAL CREDITS62


*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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