Fire Protection Technology, AAS
Associate of Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology (223001AAS)
Mr. Dennis Ragins MPA, EMTP
Professor of Practice and Lead Faculty Member
The Polsky Building 316
Graduates of the fire protection program have a wide selection of career opportunities. Your education will assist you in becoming an expert in many areas including fire protection, recognition and correction of fire hazards, design and application of fire extinguishing equipment, and utilization of fire codes and standards.
The program is designed to prepare you for a career in fire protection in municipal, industrial, state, federal, and private fire protection agencies. It also provides instruction for service fire fighters wishing to prepare for career advancement.
Salary Information: National Estimates for this Occupation
Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:
- Employment: 302,400
- Employment RSE: 1.0%
- Mean hourly wage: $22.95
- Mean annual wage: $47,730
- Wage RSE: 1.0%
Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:
- 10% = $11.08
- 25% = $15.38
- 50% (Median) = $21.76
- 75% = $28.80
- 90% = $36.25
- 10% = $23,050
- 25% = $31,990
- 50% (Median) = $45,250
- 75% = $59,900
- 90% = $75,390
Transfer to the College of Applied Science and Technology
To be admitted to the College of Applied Science and Technology, a student must have a GPA of 2.0. A student can complete the transfer process through an appointment with an Academic Advisor in the college in which they reside.
The following information has official approval of the Department of Disaster Science and Emergency Services and The College of Applied Science and Technology, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.
Transfer students should consult their Advisor to identify courses that are equivalent.
|2030:161||Mathematics for Modern Technology||4|
|2230:100||Introduction to Fire Protection||4|
|2230:104||Fire Investigation Methods||4|
|2020:222||Technical Report Writing||3|
|2230:102||Fire Safety in Building Design & Construction||3|
|2230:202||Incident Management for Emergency Responders||4|
|2230:206||Fire Sprinkler System Design||3|
|2230:204||Fire and Life Safety Education||3|
|2230:205||Fire Detection & Suppression Systems||3|
|2230:280||Fire Service Administration||4|
|2420:263||Professional Communications and Presentations||3|
or American Urban Society
|2230:257||Fire & Safety Issues for Business & Industry||3|
|2230:295||Field Experience I||2|
|2230:296||Field Experience II||2|
Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.