2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Fire Protection Technology (AAS) A55240

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 experiences 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 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.

Course and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
EPT 140Emergency Management
3
0

3

FIP 120Intro to Fire Protection
3
0

3

FIP 124Fire Prevention & Public Ed
3
0

3

FIP 128Detection & Investigation
3
0

3

FIP 132Building Construction
3
0

3

FIP 136Inspections & Codes
3
0

3

FIP 146Fire Protection Systems
3
2

4

FIP 152Fire Protection Law
3
0

3

FIP 220Fire Fighting Strategies
3
0

3

FIP 221Adv Fire Fighting Strat
3
0

3

FIP 228Local Govt Finance
3
0

3

FIP 229Fire Dynamics and Combust
3
0

3

FIP 230Chem of Hazardous Mat I
5
0

5

FIP 232Hydraulics & Water Dist
2
2

3

FIP 256Munic Public Relations
3
0

3

FIP 276Managing Fire Services
3
0

3

Total Major Hours: 51

General Education Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

Select one of the following:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

or

MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 16-18

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 67-69

Suggested Sequence of Courses

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 115Success and Study Skills
0
2

1

ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

EPT 140Emergency Management
3
0

3

FIP 120Intro to Fire Protection
3
0

3

FIP 124Fire Prevention & Public Ed
3
0

3

Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course*
2-4
2

3-5

Total Credit Hours:
14-16
4
16-18

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 132Building Construction
3
0

3

FIP 146Fire Protection Systems
3
2

4

FIP 152Fire Protection Law
3
0

3

FIP 229Fire Dynamics and Combust
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
2
13

Summer Term

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Communications Course*
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts Course*
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
9
0
9

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 220Fire Fighting Strategies
3
0

3

FIP 228Local Govt Finance
3
0

3

FIP 230Chem of Hazardous Mat I
5
0

5

FIP 232Hydraulics & Water Dist
2
2

3

FIP 276Managing Fire Services
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
16
2
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 128Detection & Investigation
3
0

3

FIP 136Inspections & Codes
3
0

3

FIP 221Adv Fire Fighting Strat
3
0

3

FIP 256Munic Public Relations
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
12
0
12

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 67-69