Fire Protection Technology

Fire Protection Technology

The Central Piedmont Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide you 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.

What You Will Learn

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce you to various aspects of fire protection. You will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and code. Additionally, you are required to take a humanities or fine arts elective. Each fire protection technology course has laid out specific learning outcomes (PDF document). At the completion of the fire protection technology program, you will be able to: 

  • explain the history, development, methods, systems, and regulations as they apply to the fire protection field
  • discuss the development and maintenance of fire prevention programs, educational programs, and inspection programs
  • explain the importance of firefighting strategies to the fire service
  • identify and apply fundamentals of fire and building codes and procedures to conduct an inspection, review fire and building codes, write inspection reports, identify hazards, plan reviews, complete sketches, and other related functions

Graduates should qualify for employment in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should explore continuing education opportunities for skilled and supervisory level positions within their current organizations.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

Our fire protection technology program is offered entirely online. Additionally, if you're a student who wants to continue your education beyond Central Piedmont, you'll be happy to know that we have collaborative 2+2 agreements with UNC Charlotte and NC A&T. This means that after earning the two-year fire protection technology associate degree with Central Piedmont, you can enter either of these universities as a junior to work towards your bachelor's degree.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

The Details

  • Program Options

    Earn an Associate in Applied Science or a specialized certificate in fire protection technology. The college catalog details the fire protection technology program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements. The fire protection technology program has 2+2 transfer agreements with UNC Charlotte and NC A&T University. If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer fire protection technology course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Fire Protection Technology Program Requirements

    Once you complete the process to enroll at Central Piedmont, schedule a meeting with a faculty advisor. For detailed information on fire protection technology course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog.

  • Locations

    Online

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder. You are encouraged to meet with a program advisor prior to first registering for classes.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    Online

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder. You are encouraged to meet with a program advisor prior to first registering for classes.

  • Fire Protection Technology Careers

    Graduates should qualify for employment in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed fire protection technology career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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