Rockingham Community College

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Fire Protection Technology


  • Associate in Applied Science

Program Description

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 exercises 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 protection safety, fire suppression management, law and codes.


Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Those already employed in these areas should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations after obtaining this degree.

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