Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
    Oct 02, 2023  
Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Protection Technology AAS, Statewide Program

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(R, TP/SS): 322

This program prepares students to meet the unique demands of the profession through education and training on national standards from the National Fire Protection Association and the National Fire Academy. Designed to correlate classroom, laboratory, and field experience in public and private sector fire organizations, this program provides a diverse yet relevant variety of courses. In this program, students will determine fire protection methods and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.

Developed in conjunction with the National Fire Academy of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the program covers the various aspects of the profession, provides content knowledge, and improves employment opportunities in the field, as well as prepares students for entry-level management responsibilities and increases technical knowledge necessary for diverse public and private leadership situations.

General Education Course Selections

Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence

All students should consult an advisor.

Second Semester

Third Semester

Fourth Semester

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective


Program Outline / Degree Requirements

Foundation Courses

  • English Foundation 3 semester hours (ENGF)
  • 2 semester hours (HLTF)
  • Mathematics foundation 3 semester hours (MATF)
  • Speech foundation 3 semester hours (SPCF)

Distribution Courses

  • Arts or humanities distribution 3 semester hours (ARTD or HUMD)
  • 3 semester hours (BSSD)
  • Natural science distribution with lab 4 semester hours (NSLD)

Total Credit Hours: 60

* ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A , if needed for ENGL 102 /ENGL 103 , or general elective.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Provide an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through the utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents.
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of hydraulic principles to solving water supply problems for fire protection.
  • Utilize a knowledge of building construction principles, fire protection systems, and fire prevention codes to affect safer occupancies.
  • Design fire protection systems.

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