A55240T Total credit hours: 66
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.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:
- Demonstrate effective and professional communication skills in a variety of emergency situations.
- Apply critical thinking to risk assessments and leadership methodologies.
- Apply local government finance and laws to emergency services management.
In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability, and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of Fire Protection Technology. These technical standards are published in the program student handbook. Fire Protection Technical Standards (PDF)