FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

A.S. DEGREE

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.


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