program overview

fire protection technology

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* this program is financial aid eligible.
* most courses can be completed online.
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.
spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees


degree type

associate in applied science (aas)



credit hours


program stats

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average salary

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

current and upcoming course offerings

course number title credit hours
eng-111 writing and inquiry 3
eng-112 writing and research in the disciplines 3
fip-124 Fire Prevention & Public Education 3
fip-132 building construction 3
fip-152 fire protection law 3
fip-220 fire fighting strategies 3
fip-232 hydraulics and water distribution 3
fip-240 fire service supervision 3
fip-248 fire service personnel administration 3
fip-260 fire protection planning 3