Fire Protection Technology (AAS) A55240 - Cleveland CC Shelby, NC

Fire Protection Technology (AAS) A55240

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

Course work includes classroom and laboratory experiences to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

Graduates qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory level positions within their current organizations.

fire safety - Fire Protection Systems - Industrial Fire Safety Specialist Certificate (C55240F)

Program Requirements

Major Courses

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
FIP-120 - Intro to Fire Protection 3 0 3 fall
FIP-124 - Fire Prevention & Public Ed 3 0 3 fall
FIP-132 - Building Construction 3 0 3 spring
FIP-152 - Fire Protection Law 3 0 3 spring
FIP-220 - Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3 fall
FIP-228 - Local Govt Finance 3 0 3 spring

Major Electives: Select 30 Hours

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
EPT-140 - Emergency Management 3 0 3 fall
FIP-128 - Detection & Investigation 3 0 3 spring
FIP-136 - Inspections & Codes 3 0 3 spring
FIP-146 - Fire Protection Systems 3 2 4 spring
FIP-221 - Adv Fire Fighting Strat 3 0 3 fall
FIP-229 - Fire Dynamics and Combust 3 0 3 spring
FIP-230 - Chem of Hazardous Mat I 5 0 5 summer
FIP-232 - Hydraulics & Water Dist 2 2 3 fall
FIP-276 - Managing Fire Services 3 0 3 fall
WBL-111 - Work-Based Learning I 0 10 1 fall, spring, summer
WBL-112 - Work-Based Learning I 0 20 2 fall, spring, summer
WBL-113 - Work-Based Learning I 0 30 3 fall, spring, summer

Total Major Hours: 49

General Education Courses

Communications:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Humanities/Fine Arts: Select One

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ART-111 - Art Appreciation 3 0 3 fall, spring
HUM-115 - Critical Thinking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
BIO-163 - Basic Anatomy and Physiology 4 2 5 fall, spring
or
MAT-143 - Quantitative Literacy 2 2 3 fall, spring, summer
(MAT 143 or higher)

Total General Education Hours: 15-17

FIRST YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
ACA-115 - Success and Study Skills 0 2 1 fall, spring, summer
ENG-111 - Writing and Inquiry 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
EPT-140 - Emergency Management 3 0 3 fall
FIP-120 - Intro to Fire Protection 3 0 3 fall
FIP-124 - Fire Prevention & Public Ed 3 0 3 fall
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
FIP-132 - Building Construction 3 0 3 spring
FIP-146 - Fire Protection Systems 3 2 4 spring
FIP-152 - Fire Protection Law 3 0 3 spring
FIP-229 - Fire Dynamics and Combust 3 0 3 spring
Summer Term
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
COM-231 - Public Speaking 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer
FIP-230 - Chem of Hazardous Mat I 5 0 5 summer
Humanities/Fine Arts Course* 3
Natural Sciences/Mathematics Course* 3-5

SECOND YEAR

Fall Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
FIP-220 - Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3 fall
FIP-221 - Adv Fire Fighting Strat 3 0 3 fall
FIP-232 - Hydraulics & Water Dist 2 2 3 fall
FIP-276 - Managing Fire Services 3 0 3 fall
Spring Semester
Course Name Class Hours Lab Hours Credits Semester Available
FIP-128 - Detection & Investigation 3 0 3 spring
FIP-136 - Inspections & Codes 3 0 3 spring
FIP-228 - Local Govt Finance 3 0 3 spring
PSY-150 - General Psychology 3 0 3 fall, spring, summer

*See "Course and Hour Requirements"

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 64-66


Fire Protection Technology Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze the history of the fire service and prevention and identify key events that have shaped present day fire protection.

FIP 120, 124, 220, EPT 140

 

  1. Distinguish between the different types of extinguishing agents, fire protection systems, and their applications, as well as their utilization during an emergency response.

FIP 146, 132, 136, 120

 

  1. Examine the chemistry of combustion and hazardous materials and infer the best strategies and tactics to achieve objectives pertaining to incident priorities.

FIP 229, 230, 220, 221

 

  1. Compare and contrast the different types of building construction, their systems, their features, and conclude how they impact fire protection.

FIP 132, 146, 120, 124, 136, 220, 221

 

  1. Explain the laws and standards that effect emergency services by accurately describing and applying those laws and standards appropriately.

FIP-152, 128, EPT-140

 

  1. Illustrate the various aspects of fire prevention and their importance to life safety.

FIP-120, 124, 128, 136

 

  1. Apply basic management skills including; budgeting, risk management, accountability, supervision, occupational health and safety, public relations, and basic leadership strategies.

FIP-228, 276

 

  1. Demonstrate the ability to compose an incident action plan for various emergency and non-emergency events using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and implement the appropriate strategies and tactics taking into account resources, accountability, and firefighter safety.

FIP-220, 221, EPT-140

 

  1. Analyze available water sources and the use of hydraulic principles in determining available flow, needed fire flow, pump discharge pressure, and other hydraulic calculations.

FIP-232

 

Cleveland Community College
Fire Protection Technology
Student Achievement Measures

# of Students # of Graduates Success Ratio State Rank Avg. Terms
To Graduation
Avg. GPA
2012-13 55 2 4% 15 8 N/A
2013-14 54 4 7% 15 8.3 N/A
2014-15 37 3 8% 16 10.6 2.9
2015-16 35 4 11% 16 9.3 3.3
2016-17 51 11 22% 5 8.2 3.1
2017-18 46 16 35% N/A 6.9 3.3

 

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