ARE YOU READY FOR A JOB INFIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY? Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Certificate of Proficiency (CP)
This program is designed to train persons wanting to be a firefighter and upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the fire protection technology field. Students also will gain a thorough knowledge of effective firefighting techniques and the ability to use equipment appropriate to extinguish all types of fires. They will become familiar with inspection techniques, municipal safety codes and ordinances, insurance regulations, alarm systems, hydraulics and structures.
The program also encompasses fire department management and procedures, water supplies, methods of calculation, and supervision and property inspection for the application of fire codes and insurance company requirements.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment rate for firefighters is expected to grow at an average rate.
Persons interested in fire protection technology should possess:
- Mechanical aptitude
- Good coordination
- Good vision
- Ability to exert maximum effort under discouraging conditions
- Problem-solving skills
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology is a 64-credit-hour program designed to upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the field. Students receive a thorough knowledge of effective firefighting techniques and the ability to use equipment appropriate to extinguish all types of fires.
Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Protection Technology is a 37-credit-hour program designed to upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the field of fire protection.
- Career Opportunities
- For information on the job outlook in the fire protection technology profession, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and search specific job titles. Also available: information on median pay, entry-level education, number of jobs and more.
- To learn about the top openings in specific cities across Missouri visit the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center.
- For specific real-time information on wages and job prospects in the STLCC region, visit STLCC Career Coach.
- Program Curriculum
Fire Protection Technology (AAS) 69-70 Credits, (CP) 33 Credits
Associate in Applied Science Degree Program Total: 69-70 credits I. Career General Education 21 credits CHM:114 Industrial Chemistry 3 COM:101 Oral Communication I 3 ENG:101 College Composition I 3 ENG:103 Report Writing 3 MTH:124 Technical Math 3 XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3 SOC:101 Introduction to Sociology 3 II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits III. Area of Concentration 46-47 credits FIR:100 Fire Department Apparatus 2 FIR:102 Fire Characteristics 3 FIR:103 Fire Service Management and
3 FIR:105 Inspection and Fire Prevention 3 FIR:106 Teaching Techniques for Fire
3 FIR:110 Basic Fire Protection and Alarm Systems 3 FIR:111 Fire Fighter I 4 FIR:112 Fire Fighter II 4 FIR:202 Fire Investigation 3 FIR:204 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 3 FIR:205 Fire Science Hydraulics 3 FIR:207 Codes and Ordinances 3 FIR:208 Hazardous Materials 3 FIR:210 Architectural Structural
3 IS:103 Information Systems for Business (or) IS:151 Microcomputer Applications in
3-4 CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY Program Total: 33 credits FIR:xxx Approved Fire Protection Courses 18 MTH:124 Technical Mathematics I 3 PSI:101 Physical Science Lecture I (or) CHM:114 Industrial Chemistry 3 XXX:xxx Approved electives from AAS (3) 9
- Additional Information
The Fire Protection Technology program is offered at our Forest Park campus. However, for added convenience, students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.