2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Fire Protection Technology Diploma (D55240)

This curriculum prepares 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 and Hour Requirements

Major Courses

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 120Intro to Fire Protection
3
0

3

FIP 124Fire Prevention & Public Ed
3
0

3

FIP 132Building Construction
3
0

3

FIP 152Fire Protection Law
3
0

3

FIP 220Fire Fighting Strategies
3
0

3

FIP 228Local Govt Finance
3
0

3

Major Electives: Select 12 hours

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 128Detection & Investigation
3
0

3

FIP 136Inspections & Codes
3
0

3

FIP 146Fire Protection Systems
3
2

4

FIP 221Adv Fire Fighting Strat
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: 30

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

General Education:

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total General Education Hours: 6

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Fall Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 120Intro to Fire Protection
3
0

3

FIP 124Fire Prevention & Public Ed
3
0

3

FIP 220Fire Fighting Strategies
3
0

3

Major Electives*
2-5
0-2

8

Total Credit Hours:
11-14
0-2
17

Spring Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
FIP 132Building Construction
3
0

3

FIP 152Fire Protection Law
3
0

3

FIP 228Local Govt Finance
3
0

3

Major Elective*
2-5
0-2

4

Total Credit Hours:
11-14
0-2
13

Summer Semester

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

Total Credit Hours:
6
0
6

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 36