Fire Protection Technology

Gain fire protection skills today. Climb the career ladder tomorrow.

Monroe Community College’s Fire Protection Technology A.S. degree program offers exceptional training for a career like no other. You’ll learn the latest technologies and tactics for emergency fire response and prevention from experienced first responders.  You’ll also earn credits that transfer to a bachelor’s program in fire service administration from SUNY Empire State College. 

This program prepares you careers in both municipal and private industrial sectors.  Depending on education, goals and experience your job title could be:

  • Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineer
  • Forest Fire Inspector and Prevention Specialist
  • Battalion Chief
  • Corporate Safety Officer
  • Fire Investigator
  • Municipal Firefighter

Learn every aspect of firefighting through MCC’s top-tier training and instruction

This comprehensive degree program offers both classroom and field experience. You’ll learn about the history of firefighting, the science of fire and how different types of building construction affect its spread and suppression, basic fire inspections, and outlining steps to increase safety.   Alongside seasoned professionals, you’ll apply the latest firefighting methods and technologies to real-life fire scenarios.

Prepare for bachelor’s degree studies and leadership positions

This degree prepares you to start a career right away, or transfer to SUNY Empire State College and pursue bachelor degree studies that go beyond the technical aspects of fire safety and into the field—including fire and emergency management, disaster planning, and advanced fire investigation and forensics. Talk with an advisor about your career goals and choosing the program that’s right for you.

Start a rewarding career

You can begin a rewarding career with employers such as:

  • Rochester Fire Department (RFD)
  • Fire departments throughout Monroe County
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • University of Rochester
  • H2M Architects Engineers

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

FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

A.S. Degree - Transfer Program

Department:Public Safety Training Center

School(s): Applied Sciences & Technologies

MCC Program Code: FR03

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

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. 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 how each type of building construction influences 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.
13. Perform emergency medical care within the scope of practice of an Emergency Medical Technician.

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
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
3
MTH 150 Survey of Mathematics OR
MTH 160 Statistics I OR higher#
3
FPT 101 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3
FPT 102 Fire Prevention and Inspection
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - HUMANITIES (SUNY-H) ELECTIVE*
3
First Semester Total:
15
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 - FOREIGN LANGUAGES (SUNY-FL) ELECTIVE OR
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS (SUNY-OWC) ELEC
OR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - WESTERN CIVILIZATION (SUNY-WC) ELEC***
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION - NATURAL SCIENCES (SUNY-NS) ELECTIVE
3-4
Second Semester Total:
15-16
THIRD SEMESTER
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin
3
FPT 215 Hazardous Materials Technician
3
EMS 110 Emergency Medical Technician
6
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE**
3
Third Semester Total:
15
FOURTH SEMESTER
FPT 204 Fire Service Strategy and Tactics
3
FPT 212 Fire Service Hydraulics
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE**
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE**
3
SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE**
3
Fourth Semester Total:
15
TOTAL CREDITS:
60-61
*Choose any SUNY-H course: recommended SPC 141, SPC 142, or SPC 144; PHL 103 or PHL 250
**Choose any course from the following SUNY-GER catagories: SUNY-AH, SUNY-BC, SUNY-FL, SUNY-H, SUNY-M, SUNY-NS, SUNY-OWC, SUNY-SS, SUNY-WC
***Recommended: HED 115 or SUNY-FL
#Choose MTH 150 or 160, or any SUNY-M course with a higher number

Revised 7/20/2020
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