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 diploma 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. (CTE-Y D55240P1)

Diploma

D55240
NC CIP: 43.0201
Online
POS Approved: Fall 2021

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 2 2 0 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 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 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 0 3
Totals

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

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 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 0 3
FIP 228 Local Govt Finance 3 0 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 2 2 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 176 HazMat: Operations 4 0 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 0
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 7

Total Credit Hours: 37

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

2014FA - New Diploma

2021FA - Diploma offered entirely online

D55240