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Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S. (A55240)

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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.

Due to the minimum competency level expected for graduates, the department requires a grade of “C” or higher on all required Fire Protection Technology courses for graduation with a certificate or degree.

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

FIP Electives:

Students are required to select 6/8 credit hours from the following:

Other Required Hours:

Total Credit Hours Required: 65/67

Developmental Course Requirements:

Developmental coursework (including all prerequisites) will be required of students whose placement test scores indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of reading, English, mathematics, and computers. Please refer to the Course Descriptions section for prerequisite course information.

Students who elect to take (MAT 110) from below:

Students who elect to take (MAT 143) from below:

Suggested Program Sequence:

Total Hours: Class 16 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 16

Spring – 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 15 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15

Total Hours: Class 8 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 9

Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 13

Spring – 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 0 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 12/14

Grand Total Hours: Class 60 | Lab 4 | Clin/WK Exp 0 | Credit 65/67

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