Printed on 4/12/2021

Fire Protection Technician

10-503-2 Associate Degree (AAS) Part Time and Full Time 64 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day and Evening Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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 behavior, management, prevention and protection systems, as well as other emergency services. Your training will include knowledge of building construction and the use of water in fire protection. You’ll also learn about hazardous materials, rope, confined space 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 in our FESHE aligned program. With this training, you’ll be ready for numerous Wisconsin firefighter certifications. Get started on this exciting, rewarding career.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

    Technical Studies (46 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • Firefighter Functional Fitness
    10-503-135
    1Credit
    36
    18
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 36
    • Outside Effort Hours: 18
    • Course Number: 10503135
    • Credits: 1.00

    Assess existing physical fitness abilities; improve upon the existing physical fitness level; and survey requirements for fire department physical agility testing as part of the hiring process.

    Prereq: Active in Fire Protection Technician
  • Fire Fighting Principles
    10-503-142
    4Credit
    90
    126
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 126
    • Course Number: 10503142
    • Credits: 4.00

    Describes basic fire behavior, techniques used to control structural and related fire emergencies, and life safety practices. Students perform all practical evolutions necessary to control and extinguish fires and otherwise meet all requirements for Firefighter I certification with the State of Wisconsin.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; Coreq: Active in Fire Protection & 10503149 OR Active in Wildland Fire and Prereq: (10503103 or 10503153) & 10058179
  • Hazardous Materials Technician
    10-503-149
    3Credit
    90
    72
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 72
    • Course Number: 10503149
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides a student, through this 90-hour course, with the information and skills needed to meet the training requirements and knowledge cited in NFPA 472, Awareness, Operations (including mission specific competency) and Technician levels. The student will learn to recognize, evaluate, mitigate and control incidents involving the release of hazardous materials. This course meets OSHA 1910.120 and EPA 165.5. and prepares a student for IFSAC and ProBoard certification.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103; Coreq: Firefighting Principles 10503141
  • Principles of Emergency Services
    10-503-191
    2Credit
    54
    54
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 54
    • Course Number: 10503191
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an overview of emergency services; career opportunities; culture and history; fire loss analysis; organization and function; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations; nomenclature; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.

    Prereq: Active in Fire Protection; ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read/Sent 250+, ACT Read/Engl 18+, HS GPA 2.75+ OR Prog Prep; Coreq: Firefighting Principles 10503142 and Hazardous Materials Technician 10503149
  • Building Construction
    10-503-143
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10503143
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

    Prereq: Firefighting Principles 10503142; Coreq: Principles of Emergency Services 10503191
  • Fire Prevention
    10-503-151
    4Credit
    72
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10503151
    • Credits: 4.00

    Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.

    Prereq: Firefighting Principles 10503142; Principles Emergency Services 10503191
  • Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival
    10-503-192
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10503192
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides an introduction to the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

    Prereq: Firefighting Principles 10503142; Coreq: Principles of Emergency Services 10503191
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
    10-531-169
    5Credit
    180
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 180
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10531169
    • Credits: 5.00

    Presents and evaluates the knowledge and skills needed by ambulance personnel to respond to and treat cardiac arrest and critical medical and trauma situations. Extrication and ambulance operations are also covered. The course does include CPR certification.

    Coreq: Active in EMT-Basic plan, EMT-Basic Uniforms 94531002, AND EMS EVOC Training 94531003; OR Prereq: Active in Fire Protection plan, Basic Anatomy 10806189, AND Coreq: EMS EVOC Training 94531003
  • Fire Protection Systems
    10-503-193
    3Credit
    72
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10503193
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

    Prereq: Firefighting Principles 10503142; Principles Emergency Services 10503191
  • Fire Protection Hydraulics
    10-503-194
    3Credit
    90
    90
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 90
    • Outside Effort Hours: 90
    • Course Number: 10503194
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides instruction and opportunity to understanding and put into practice basic defensive driving techniques. This course meets the requirements of NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, Driver/Operator – Pumper Job Performance Requirements (JPRs).

    Prereq: Principles Emergency Services 10503191, Firefighting Principles 10503142 and College Math 10804107
  • Technical Rescue
    10-503-105
    3Credit
    128
    36
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 128
    • Outside Effort Hours: 36
    • Course Number: 10503105
    • Credits: 3.00

    Exposes the student to labor-intensive requirements in team-based technical rescue. Students will be trained in rope rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue to the operations level.

    Prereqs: Principles Emergency Services 10503191, Firefighting Principles 10503141, Building Construction 10503143, Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival 10503192, and Hazardous Materials 10503149
  • Fire Protection Internship
    10-503-130
    2Credit
    432
    0

    • Instructional Hours: 432
    • Outside Effort Hours: 0
    • Course Number: 10503130
    • Credits: 2.00

    Provides an opportunity for students to perform the duties of a municipal firefighter while serving the typical 24-hour shift, excluding FVTC class periods, at one of several fire departments. Fire department officers evaluate student performance. Department consent required.

    Prereq: Principles Emergency Services 10503191; Firefighting Principles 10503142; Firefighter Fitness 10503135; Emergency Medical Technician Basic 10531169; Instructor Consent
  • Strategies, Tactics, and Incident Management Systems
    10-503-156
    4Credit
    72
    144
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 72
    • Outside Effort Hours: 144
    • Course Number: 10503156
    • Credits: 4.00

    Provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Prepares students to pursue current national ICS training requirements.

    Prereq: Principles Emergency Services 10503191, Firefighting Principles 10503142, Building Construction 10503143, Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival 10503192, and Hazardous Materials 10503149
  • Fire Investigation
    10-503-157
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10503157
    • Credits: 3.00

    Provides learners with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations.

    Prereq: Principles of Emergency Services 10503191 and Firefighting Principles 10503142
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
    10-503-195
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10503195
    • Credits: 3.00

    Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

    Prereq: Firefighting Principles 10503142; Principles Emergency Services 10503191

    General Studies (18 Credits)

    Course Title
    Course Number
    Credits
    Instructional Hours
    Outside Effort Hours**
    Prior Learning Credit Eligibility
  • College Mathematics
    10-804-107
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10804107
    • Credits: 3.00

    Designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics in the areas of algebra, geometry, trigonometry, measurement and data. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections, and using calculators.

    Prereq: Arith – HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL 65+, Next Gen 263+, ACT Math 18+ OR Arith Prep 10834109 OR Not pursuing a degree
  • Basic Anatomy
    10-806-189
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10806189
    • Credits: 3.00

    Examines concepts of anatomy and physiology as they relate to health careers. Learners correlate anatomical and physiological terminology to all body systems.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • English Composition 1
    10-801-136
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801136
    • Credits: 3.00

    Designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 250+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 18+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 10831103 OR not pursuing a degree.
  • Intro to Psychology
    10-809-198
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809198
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the theoretical foundation of human functioning and looks at learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. Students consider the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Oral/Interpersonal Comm
    10-801-196
    3Credit
    54
    108

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10801196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on developing effective listening techniques and verbal and nonverbal communication skills through oral presentation, group activity, and other projects. The study of self, conflict, and cultural contexts will be explored, as well as their impact on communication.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
  • Intro to Sociology
    10-809-196
    3Credit
    54
    108
    N/A

    • Instructional Hours: 54
    • Outside Effort Hours: 108
    • Course Number: 10809196
    • Credits: 3.00

    Focuses on the basic concepts of the intercultural discipline of sociology. Emphasis is placed on culture, socialization and social stratification. The course also looks at five institutions: family, politics, economics, religion and education. Additional topics include demography, deviance, technology, environmental social issues, and social change and organization.

    Prereq: HS GPA 2.75+ OR ACPL Read 54+/Sent 83+, Next Gen Read 250+/Sent 237+, ACT Read 18+/Engl 15+ OR Read Prep 10838105/Sent Prep 74851745 OR not pursuing a degree
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