Fire Protection Technology
What You Will Learn
The Fire Protection Technology program is not currently accepting new students. Please visit the Public Safety Administration page to learn more about our specialization in Emergency and Fire Management Services.
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.
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.
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.