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Fire Protection Technology Degree

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration.

Course work includes diverse fire protection subject areas, including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, and local government finance and laws, as they apply to emergency services management. Emphasis includes understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management; and relevant research, communications, and leadership methodologies.

Employment opportunities exist with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and educational organizations.


Fall Semester 1

Course Credits
ACA-111 - College Student Success 1
-OR- ACA-122 - College Transfer Success 1
CIS-110 - Introduction to Computers 3
FIP-120 - Introduction to Fire Protection 3
FIP-124 - Fire Prevention & Public Education 3
FIP-132 - Building Construction 3
FIP-136 - Inspections and Codes 3
Total Credit Hours 16/16

Spring Semester 1

Course Credits
ENG-112 - Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
FIP-128 - Detection and Investigation 3
FIP-152 - Fire Protection Law 3
FIP-164 - OSHA Standards 3
FIP-220 - Fire Fighting Strategies 3
MAT-110 - Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3
Total Credit Hours 18

Fall Semester 2

Course Credits
FIP-221 - Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 3
EPT-140 - Emergency Management 3
FIP-240 - Fire Service Supervision 3
FIP-276 - Managing Fire Services 3
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Spring Semester 2

Course Credits
FIP-256 - Municipal Public Relations 3
FIP-228 - Local Government Finance 3
FIP-248 - Fire Service Personnel Administration 3
FIP-260 - Fire Protection Planning 3
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3
Total Credit Hours 15