Students following the study plan below will complete the Fire Protection Engineering Technology associate degree in the number of semesters shown.
CAD Fire Protection & Print Rd
10-503-107 CAD FIRE PROTECTION AND PRINT READING ...entry-level computer-aided graphics with AutoCAD software; using basic and advanced drawing, display, editing, dimensioning, and plotting commands. 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.
Fire Protection Fundamentals
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.
Sprinkler Systems 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.
10-606-116 CAD (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING-INTRODUCTION) ...CAD terminology, drawing preliminaries, basic inquiry and setting commands, layer setting and manipulation, basic drawing and display commands, basic edit commands, and plotting.
DC 1: Introduction
10-660-104 DC 1: INTRODUCTION ...introduction to the concepts of DC electricity and simple series circuits. Voltage, current, resistance, Ohm's Law, power and Kirchoff's Voltage Law are defined.
DC 2: Circuits
10-660-105 DC 2: CIRCUITS ...analysis of parallel and series-parallel circuits. Application of Kirchoff's Current Law to parallel circuit combinations. Introduction of current sources and source conversions. (Corequisites: 10-804-118, Interim Algebra w Apps OR 10-804-113, College Tech Math 1A; 10-660-104, DC 1: Intro)
Automation 1: Control Logic
10-664-100 AUTOMATION 1: CONTROL LOGIC ...electric motor control components such as switches, relays, starters, transformers; and safely mount and install motor and motor control components and perform related wiring and troubleshooting of motor control circuits.
College Technical Math 1A
10-804-113 COLLEGE TECHNICAL MATH 1A ...topics include solving linear, quadratic, and rational equations; graphing; formula rearrangement; solving systems of equations; percent; proportions; and operations on polynomials. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-102, Fundamentals of Math)
10-890-101 COLLEGE 101 ...develops tools and strategies that support success in college. Focuses on study skills, college resources, goal setting, time management, and learning styles. Introduces concepts for self assessing learning and completing an Exit Assessment that provides evidence that learning took place. Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their programs.
Special Hazards Systems 1
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.
Sprinkler Systems 2
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)
AC 1: Properties
10-660-107 AC 1: PROPERTIES ...introduction to the properties of capacitors and inductors including types and behavior in switching circuits. Inductor basics include a study of magnetic fields. (Prerequisite: 10-660-105, DC 2: Circuits; Corequisite: 10-804-196, Trigonometry w Apps OR 10-804-114, College Tech Math 1B)
English Composition 1
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: One of the following or the equivalent: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater; satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep OR Prerequisite: 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better)
College Technical Math 1B
10-804-114 COLLEGE TECHNICAL MATH 1B ...topics include: measurement systems; computational geometry; right and oblique triangle trigonometry; and trigonometric functions on the unit circle. Emphasis will be on the application of skills to technical problems. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA above 2.6 or satisfactory reading and math assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR the appropriate Corequisite/s: 10-831-102, English Composition Prep; 10-834-107, Intro to Algebra)
Fire Alarm System Design
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.
Fire Alarm Systems Application
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.
Fire Detection-Elec 2
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: 10-664-100, Automation 1; 10-660-105, DC: 2)
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.
Sprinkler Systems 3
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.
10-614-291 REVIT 1 ...highlights essential building information modeling software characteristics. Learners will explore fundamental modeling and documenting features of Revit, including general detailing tools and project printing parameters.
Intro to Psychology
10-809-198 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY ...survey of theoretical foundations of human behavior such as sensation and perception, motivation, emotions, learning, personality, psychological disorders, therapy, stress, and human diversity in personal, social and vocational settings. (Prerequisite: Cumulative GPA of 2.6 or greater OR satisfactory reading and writing assessment scores OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing 1 with "B" or better OR Corequisite: 10-831-102, English Comp Prep)
10-102-158 BUSINESS PRINCIPLES ...economics and business; global business; ethics and social responsibility; types of business ownership; entrepreneurship; role of management: operations management; human resources; marketing; managing financial resources and legal issues impacting business.
Fire Protection Field Exp
10-503-106 FIRE PROTECTION FIELD EXPERIENCE ...associates program coursework with Fire Protection Engineering careers. Compliance to industry codes and standards will be stressed. Fire Protection system design, inspection, installation and testing techniques will be applied in a work environment. (Prerequisite: instructor approval)
Special Hazards Systems 2
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.
10-801-197 REPORT WRITING - SCIENTIFIC ...principals of scientific report writing including reports, abstracts, style sheets and templates.
Intro to Diversity Studies
10-809-172 RED-DEV WKPLCE DIV ...A mixture of theory and specific techniques related to Diversity Training and Cultural Sensitivity
. The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
. Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.
• Analyze developments in the fire protection field.
• Create fire protection system drawings.
• Create written, technical, and oral presentations.
• Design fire alarm systems.
• Interpret construction blueprints.
• Evaluate automatic sprinkler systems.
• Classify fire protection hazards.
• Troubleshoot electrical components of fire protection systems.
• Determine the most appropriate fire extinguishing method.
• Utilize project management techniques.
• Design automatic fire sprinkler systems.
• Test to NICET Level II in at least one subfield.
• Design special hazard fire suppression systems.
• Critique historical and current fire incident case studies.
• Estimate fire protection systems costs.
• Install, service, and inspect fire protection systems.
• Apply local, state and national codes and standards.