Fire Protection Technology

A firefighter beside a fire truck

Fire Protection Technology

You can begin or advance a career as a firefighter with a degree in Fire Protection Technology. You may also open up possibilities in business and industry, insurance rating organizations and education.

Fire Protection students learn about hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigations, fire protection safety, fire suppression management and laws and codes that are part of this career field.

The Fire Protection Technology degree is offered completely online in asynchronous delivery. Students may choose to take general education and other major hours in a traditional format or online.

 

Possible Careers
Municipal Firefighter
Municipal Fire Prevention Supervisor

 

Study Options
Fire Protection Technology A.A.S. Degree (A55240)

Fire Protection Technology Certificate (C55240)
Fire Service Manager Certificate (C55240FS)

 

Fire Protection Technology Program Flyer

Basic Firefighter Training, a short-term job training program

 

Program Outcomes & Achievements

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  •  Students will demonstrate proficiency in the area of personnel and resource management.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the area of emergency incident management.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the area of Fire cause and origin determination.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the area of Fire detection and suppression systems.
  • Students will demonstrate proficiency in the area of Fire prevention and code enforcement.

Student Achievement:

Fire Protection Programs 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Students Enrolled 23 23 37
Student Completions 10 16 17

 

Careers:

  • In 2019, Iredell County has 804 employees classified in occupations related to Fire Fighting and Prevention and Other Protective Service Workers, including Supervisors.

Occupations include:

 

Contact

Josh Smith, Coordinator
(704) 978-5498
jsmith@mitchellcc.edu

Janice Johnson, Administrative Assistant II
(704) 978-5463
jjohnson@mitchellcc.edu

David Bullins, Director
(704) 978-5446
dbullins@mitchellcc.edu