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Fire Protection Technology

Curriculum Description

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 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 following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

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Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2011

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
FIP 120 Intro to Fire Protection 3 0 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110
OR
Introduction to Computers NEW PREREQ Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy NEW PREREQ 1 2 0 2
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 124 Fire Prevention & Public Ed 3 0 0 3
FIP 128 Detection & Investigation 3 0 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections & Codes 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Argument-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
ENG 113
OR
Literature-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 115
OR
Mathematical Models 2 2 0 3
MAT 140
OR
Survey of Mathematics Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 12

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
EMS 235
OR
EMS Management 2 0 0 2
FIP 276 Managing Fire Services (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 5
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 144 Sprinklers & Auto Alarms 2 2 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 0 3
FIP 224 Instructional Methodology 4 0 0 4
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 2^
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours: 70

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

FIP Elective:

^The recommended curriculum model includes where FIP Electives should be taken, with a designation of 2-3 hours, however, the range for FIP Electives include courses from 1 credit hour to 7 credit hours. Students may select a total of 17 credit hours. It is recommended that students see their advisor prior to making their elective selections.

Select 10 hours from the following courses: COE 111, COE 121, EMS 110, FIP 148, FIP 160, FIP 160A, FIP 176, FIP 230, FIP 231, FIP 232

AND

Select 7 hours from the following courses: COE 131, FIP 140, FIP 180, FIP 188, FIP 221, FIP 228, FIP 240, FIP 244, FIP 256, FIP 264

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 212. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Social/Behavior Science Elective – Select one: PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210, or SOC 215

**Hours vary depending on course selection.

Course prerequisites must be successfully completed prior to progressing to the next course.
Corequisites must be taken during the same semester.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 113, ENG 114

Oral Communication:

FIP 124

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150, SOC 210, SOC 215

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 160, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 212

Mathematics:

MAT 115, MAT 140, MAT 161

Technology:

CIS 110, CIS 111

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