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Fire Protection Technician

Share 10-503-2 Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Firefighters provide a special service to the community, protecting people and their property with fire prevention and protection efforts. To prepare for this career field, you’ll learn the principles of fire prevention, fire protection systems and other emergency services, along with fire behavior and fire management. Your training will include knowledge of building construction and the use of water in fire protection. You’ll also learn about hazardous materials, rope rescue, confined space rescue and trench rescue, as well as EMT-Basic certification training. Through realistic classroom simulation and hands-on experience, you will master the knowledge and techniques to save lives and property. You’ll be ready for Wisconsin certification in Firefighter I and II, Fire Inspector I and Driver/Operator-Pumper. Get started on this exciting, rewarding career.


Career Opportunities


  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter/EMT
  • Fire Inspector
  • Special Hazards Field Technician
  • Test & Inspect Technician

Estimated Program Cost


Fire Protection Technician

This program will cost about $10,582.25* based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change, and may not include costs for books, additional materials or supplies.

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Fire Protection Technician

Term Availability
Fall 2014
Spring 2015
Summer 2015
Fall 2015

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses.

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Admissions Requirements

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program; learn more at www.fvtc.edu/assessment.

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Demonstrate professional conduct by displaying personal code of ethics, positive work ethics, flexibility, teamwork skills, physical fitness, safe procedures, and sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals.
  • Perform fire prevention activities including preplanning, public education, inspection, and investigation.
  • Apply incident management skills to emergency incidents.
  • Meet professional fire and EMS credentialing standards.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and through written documentation with clients, coworkers, other agencies, and supervisors.
Additional Information
You will have the opportunity to complete certification training for the State of Wisconsin in Firefighter I and II, Fire Inspector I, and Driver/Operator-Pumper. You will receive training in hazardous materials, rope rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue to the Technician level. You will also receive EMT-Basic certification training while completing your associate degree.

There is an estimated wait time of up to one semester AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses. While waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.

This program requires successful completion of a Criminal Background Check and a Caregiver Background Check. This means that you will have to verify that you have NO record with the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Family Services that would prohibit you from working in a career-related profession. You will be asked to complete the check prior to your participation in a clinical or an internship placement.
Undecided?

Still undecided about your major or exploring your career options? Check out these resources to identify your personality traits, values, abilities and interests – important considerations when choosing a career. You’ll also find details about scheduling a college visit and contact information for our career counselors if you’d like more personal assistance. We’re here to help you explore your options.



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