The Fire Protection Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a two-year, four-semester program. Upon graduation, a student will have completed 68 credits.
10-503-114 Fire Protection Fundamentals
10-503-115 Fire Tech Prt Rdg/Sketching
10-503-136 Sprinkler Systems 1
10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
10-804-107 College Mathematics
10-503-120 Special Hazards Systems 1
10-503-126 Sprinkler Hydraulics-Auto
10-503-132 Fire Detection-Elec 1
10-503-137 Sprinkler Systems 2
10-606-128 CAD-Fire Tech Advanced
10-801-136 English Composition 1
10-503-128 Fire Alarm System Design
10-503-129 Fire Alarm Systems Application
10-503-135 Fire Detection-Elec 2
10-503-138 Hazard Analysis
10-503-149 Sprinkler Systems 3
10-503-185 NICET Advanced Sprinklers 1
10-503-187 NICET Advanced Special Haz 1
10-503-190 NICET Advanced Alarms 2
10-503-188 NICET Advanced Special Haz 2
10-809-199 Psychology Of Human Relations
10-503-140 Special Hazards Systems 2
10-503-148 Technical Project
10-503-186 NICET Advanced Sprinklers 2
10-503-189 NICET Advanced Alarms 1
10-801-197 Technical Reporting
10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-197 Contemporary Amer Society
* Any three of the six NICET Advanced courses must be taken prior to graduation.
10-503-185 NICET Advanced Sprinklers 1, 1 credit – offered third semester
10-503-187 NICET Advanced Special Haz 1, 1 credit – offered third semester
10-503-186 NICET Advanced Sprinklers 2, 1 credit – offered fourth semester
10-503-188 NICET Advanced Special Haz 2, 1 credit – offered fourth semester
10-503-189 NICET Advanced Alarms 1, 1 credit – offered fourth semester
10-503-190 NICET Advanced Alarms 2, 1 credit – offered fourth semester
These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and understanding required for employment in this field.
10-503-114 FIRE PROTECTION FUNDAMENTALS ...combustion processes, fire detection technology, fire suppression technology, fire protection mathematics, historical fires, fire codes, building codes, contracts, bidding, liability, the domestic and international fire protection industry, and career opportunities.
10-503-115 FIRE PROTECTION BLUEPRINT READING/SKETCHING ...reading floor plans, details, site plans, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire protection plans, performing and sketching site surveys for fire protection, preparing bill of materials, and interpreting specifications.
10-503-120 SPECIAL HAZARDS SYSTEMS 1 ...carbon dioxide systems, the phase out of Halon systems, clean agents, halocarbon systems, inert gas systems, dry chemical systems, wet chemical systems, foam systems, and explosion suppression systems.
10-503-126 SPRINKLER HYDRAULICS-AUTOMATIC ...hydraulic calculations for tree, loop, and grid systems using manual and computerized methods; and testing and evaluating water supplies for fire protection.
10-503-128 FIRE ALARM SYSTEM DESIGN ...the operating principles, selection and application of automatic fire detectors; proper location and spacing of detectors; the selection and use of notification appliances; and various types of fire alarm systems.
10-503-129 FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS ...the interconnection of automatic fire detectors, notification appliances and fire alarm panels; addressability of devices; programming of addressable fire alarm panels; and troubleshooting of addressable panels.
10-503-132 FIRE DETECTION-ELECTRONICS 1 ...basic concepts of AC/DC electrical circuits, Ohm's Law, series/parallel resistance, conductors, insulators, batteries, and electro-mechanical induction used in fire protection.
10-503-135 FIRE DETECTION-ELECTRONICS 2 ...electronic sensing and activating systems, detection, alarm and suppression systems, component parts, power sources, and testing and troubleshooting fire protection systems. (Prerequisite: 10-503-132, Fire Detection- Elec 1)
10-503-136 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 1 ...automatic fire sprinkler systems emphasizing types of sprinkler systems and their application, hazard classifications, automatic fire sprinkler system components, and sprinkler system design approaches.
10-503-137 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 2 ...fire protection requirements of automatic sprinkler systems, design pipe schedule and hydraulically calculated water suppression systems, foam systems, and fire pump selection. (Prerequisite: 10-503-136, Sprinkler Systems 1)
10-503-138 HAZARD ANALYSIS ...planning, surveying, and making professional recommendations regarding appropriate fire prevention, and suppression and detection systems for specified industrial fire hazards.
10-503-140 SPECIAL HAZARDS SYSTEMS 2 ...the design of special hazard systems emphasizing total flooding and local application CO2 systems, inert gas and halocarbon clean agent systems. (Prerequisite: 10-503-120, Special Hazards Systems 1)
10-503-148 TECHNICAL PROJECT ...independent research report or project utilizing technical and communication skills from Fire Protection Engineering Technician program.
10-503-149 SPRINKLER SYSTEMS 3 ... high piled storage, rack storage, extended coverage, residential, and water spray sprinkler system design utilizing computer design software; specifying supplemental water supplies for fire protection.
10-503-180 NICET-BASIC ...procedures, forms, standards, codes, and general knowledge necessary to successfully pass the crossover work elements in level 2 - NICET Certification in Auto Sprinkler, Special Hazard, and Fire Alarm Systems Layouts.
10-503-185 NICET ADVANCED SPRINKLERS 1 ...certification preparation for Level I and Level II NICET work elements in the subfield of Automatic Sprinkler System Layout.
10-503-186 NICET Advanced Sprinklers 2 ...certification preparation for Level III and Level IV NICET work elements in the subfield of Automatic Sprinkler System Layout. (Prerequisite: 10-503-185, NICET Advanced Sprinklers 1)
10-503-187 NICET ADVANCED SPECIAL HAZARDS 1 ...certification prepared for Level I and Level II NICET work elements in the subfield of Special Hazards Systems.
10-503-188 NICET ADVANCED SPECIAL HAZARDS 2 ...certification preparation for Level III and Level IV NICET work elements in the subfield of Special Hazards Systems. (Prerequisite: 10-503-187, NICET Advanced Spec Haz 1)
10-503-189 NICET ADVANCED ALARMS 1 ...certification preparation for Level I and Level II NICET work elements in the subfield of Fire Alarms.
10-503-190 NICET ADVANCED ALARMS 2 ...certification preparation for Level III and Level IV NICET work elements in the subfield of Fire Alarms. (Prerequisite: 10-503-189 NICET Advanced Alarms 1)
10-606-115 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING) ...entry level computer-aided graphics with AutoCAD software; using basic and advanced drawing, display, editing, dimensioning, and plotting commands.
10-606-128 CAD-FIRE TECH ADVANCED ...advanced definition and use of: blocks, user coordinate systems, external references, attributes, and layouts for drawing and plotting; and drawing exchange procedures. (Prerequisite: 10-606-115, CAD)
10-801-196 ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ...the communication process, perception and self-concept, language, listening, nonverbal communication, interpersonal relationships, communication in groups and public communication; prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer- Reading =55 OR ACT- Reading =15 OR 77-858-759, BE Reading Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-804-107 COLLEGE MATHEMATHICS ...an introductory level course designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. Emphasis will be placed on computational skills and applications of rational numbers; problem solving skills with ratios, proportions, and percent; basic principles and application of algebra, geometry, graphing, and statistics; measurement skills in U.S. Customary and Metric Systems; and the use of calculators as a tool. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Arithmetic=65 OR ACT-Math=15 OR 10-834-109, PreAlgebra OR 77-854-759, BE Math Prep IIB with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-136 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 ...learners develop knowledge/skills in planning, organizing, writing, editing. Students will also analyze audience/purpose, use elements of research, format documents using standard guidelines, and develop critical reading skills. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =75 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759; BE Communication Prep IIB OR 10-831-103, Intro to College Writing with "C" or better OR equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-199 PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS ...decision making, motivation, conflict resolution, learning strategies, growth and adjustment, diversity, psychological theories, relationships, psychological disorders, stress, career analysis, social psychology, and lifespan development. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills =60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.
10-801-197 TECHNICAL REPORTING ...principles of report writing and correspondence, proposals, feasibility reports, progress reports, investigation reports, evaluation reports, meeting reports, memos, and correspondence. (Prerequisite: 10-801-136, English Composition I OR 10-801-195, Written Communication with “C” or better) 3 cr.
10-809-172 INTRO TO DIVERSITY STUDIES...basic American values of justice and equality by teaching vocabulary, history of immigration/conquest, transcultural communication, legal liability, multicultural majority/minority relations, ageism, sexism, gender, sexual orientation, the disabled/ADA. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.
10-809-197 CONTEMPORARY AMER SOCIETY...the major social institutions within the American society: government, family, education, religion, and economic system. (Prerequisite: Accuplacer-Sentence Skills= 60 AND Accuplacer-Reading =55 OR ACT-English =16 AND ACT Reading =15 OR 77-851-759 BE Communication Prep IIB OR 77-858-759 BE Reading Prep IIB w/ a "C" or better or equivalent) 3 cr.