Degrees & Pathways
AAS - Associate in Applied Science
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 online 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.
The General Certificate in Fire Protection is designed to develop a student’s appreciation and understanding of fire service as a career. Concentrated studies in firefighting strategies, building construction, and fire prevention prepare a student for an entrylevel position in fire service.
The Loss Control/Investigation certificate prepares students to function effectively and lead within a fire department’s inspections and investigations division. The program provides an overview into the theories, practices, and scope of the fire prevention function, including the study of fire cause determination, fire protection law, model fire codes, life safety, public education, fire protection systems, employee supervision and expository writing. Upon completion, certificate holders may qualify for supervisory or entry-level management positions in fire prevention, training, or fire suppression. Additional employment opportunities in fire and life safety protection may also be found in hospitals, colleges, manufacturing facilities or insurance companies.
The Fire Service Management Certificate develops the student’s team leadership skills in preparation for the effective mitigation of incidents that pose serious loss or hazard to citizens and property. The course work will provide the student with an overview into the theories, practices, and scope of fire service management in action. Course work includes personnel supervision, report writing, administration, public relations, finance, and planning. Upon completion certificate holders may qualify for supervisory or entry-level management positions in fire suppression, fire prevention, or training.