Fire Protection Technology (A55240)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Fully Online Option Available

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.  Coursework 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.  This program is offered completely online as it is prescribed below. 

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.  Developmental courses may not be offered in an online format. 

Fall Semester  (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skill
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 120 Intro to Fire Protection

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Ed

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 128 Detection and Investigation

3

0

0

0

3

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 132 Building Construction

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 228 Local Government Finance

3

0

0

0

3

Summer Term (9 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy
or
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities/Fine Arts at the bottom of the page

Fall Semester  (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

FIP 146 Fire Protection Systems

3

2

0

0

4

FIP 230 Chem of Hazardous Mat I

5

0

0

0

5

FIP 276 Managing Fire Services

3

0

0

0

3

***3-4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

FIP 164 OSHA Standards

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 221 Adv Fire Fighting Strategies

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision

3

0

0

0

3

PSY 150 General Psychology
or
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

0

0

0

3

***3-4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EPT 120 Sociology of Disaster

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 130 Mitigation & Preparedness

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 140 Emergency Management

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 150 Incident Management

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 210 Response & Recovery

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 220 Terrorism & Emer. Mgt.

3

0

0

0

3

EPT 275 Emergency Ops Center Mgt.

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 136 Inspections and Codes

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 224 Fire Instructor I & II

4

0

0

0

4

FIP 226 Fire Officer I & II

4

0

0

0

4

FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Dist.

2

2

0

0

3

FIP 248 Fire Service Personnel Admin

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations

3

0

0

0

3

FIP 260 Fire Protect Planning

3

0

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 67-69