Fire Protection Technology A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science
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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.

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

First Semester

FIP 120
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 140
3 Credit Hour(s)
ACA 115
1 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 111
3 Credit Hour(s)

Second Semester

FIP 128
3 Credit Hour(s)
MAT 143
3 Credit Hour(s)
ENG 114
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 124
3 Credit Hour(s)

Third Semester

FIP 230
5 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 132
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fourth Semester

FIP 136
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 232
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 152
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 220
3 Credit Hour(s)

Fifth Semester

PSY 150
3 Credit Hour(s)
EPT 140
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 224
4 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 240
3 Credit Hour(s)

Sixth Semester

FIP 276
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 228
3 Credit Hour(s)
FIP 260
3 Credit Hour(s)

Curriculum is based on the 2017-18 catalog.


The Fire Protection Technology AAS Degree is offered in a 100% online format.  Distance learning allows the degree to be completed around the student's personal schedule without the need to travel to a physical location. 

  • 67 Total Credit Hours Required