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Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
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This 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 with their current organizations.


Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better: ACA, FIP, EPT

First Semester (Fall)

Second Semester (Spring)

Third Semester (Summer)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I 5
FIP 132 Building Construction 3

Fourth Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3
FIP 136 Inspections & Codes 3
FIP 232 Hydraulics & Water Distribution 3

Fifth Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
FIP 224 Fire Instructor I & II 4
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3

Sixth Semester (Summer)

Total Credit Hours Required


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