Fire Protection Technology

Curriculum Description

Fire Protection Technology
Career Cluster:     Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Pathway:              Public Service Technologies

Program Major  Fire Protection Technology

Pathway Description
The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration.

Course work includes diverse fire protection subject areas, including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, and local government finance and laws, as they apply to emergency services management. Emphasis includes understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management; and relevant research, communications, and leadership methodologies.

Employment opportunities exist with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and educational organizations.

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

Associate in Applied Science

A55240 REVISED
NC CIP: 43.0201
Day and Evening
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 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 Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (2) (2) (0) (3)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy 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 136 Inspections & Codes 3 0 0 3
FIP 228 Local Govt Finance 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 112
OR
Writing/Research in the Disc Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
ENG 113
OR
Literature-Based Research Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 110
OR
Mathematical Measurement and Literacy NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
MAT 143
OR
Quantitative Literacy NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 152 Statistical Methods I NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
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 ** ** ** 2^
___ ___ 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: 11

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 248 Fire Svc Personnel Adm 3 0 0 3
FIP 276 Managing Fire Services 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective ** ** ** 3^
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
FIP 146 Fire Protection Systems 3 2 0 4
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 0 3
___ ___ FIP Elective * * * 4
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 2
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Total Credit Hours: 66

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 8 credit hours. Students may select a total of 15 credit hours. It is recommended that students see their advisor prior to making their elective selections.

Select 9 hours from the following courses: EMS 110, EPT 140, FIP 160, FIP 160A, FIP 176, FIP 224, FIP 230, FIP 231, FIP 232, WBL 111,

AND

Select 6 hours from the following courses: FIP 128, FIP 140, FIP 180, FIP 188, FIP 221, FIP 226, FIP 240, FIP 244, FIP 256, FIP 264, WBL 121

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective – Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 115, 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, or SOC 210

**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.

A55240 REVISED