Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Protection Technology Certificate, Statewide Program

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(R, TP/SS): 248

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.

Total Credit Hours: 36

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.
  • Produce fire protection drawings.
  • Design fire protection systems.
  • Use construction blueprints.
  • Evaluate automatic sprinkler systems and fire protection hazards.

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