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Fire Protection Technology
: Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations. 

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 67-69

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to Fire Protection

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Prevention and Public Education

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Detection and Investigation

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Spring Semester

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Building Construction

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Protection Law

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Firefighting Strategies

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Local Government Finance

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Math Measurement & Literacy

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Fall Semester

Fire Protection Systems

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Managing Fire Services

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the List below.

Spring Semester

OSHA Standards

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Advanced Firefighting Strategies

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Service Supervision

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Psychology

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the List below.

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

Sociology of Disaster

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Mitigation & Preparedness

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Emergency Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Incident Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Response & Recovery

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Terrorism and Emer. Mgt.

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Emergency Ops Center Mgt.

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Inspections and Codes

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Instructor I & II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Fire Officer I & II

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Hydraulics & Water Dist

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Service Personnel Administration

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Municipal Public Relations

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire Protect Planning

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Fire and Social Behavior

Credit Hours: 

3.00