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Academic Year: 2021-2022

Fire Protection Technician Associate Degree

Program Code 105032

The Fire Protection Technician Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College prepares students for employment as Firefighters, EMTs, and Fire Inspectors on municipal fire departments, and for fire protection related careers within private industry. The objectives of the program include instructing qualified students who are seeking a career in the fire service and also updating firefighters and fire officers on changes within the fire service. Students have the opportunity to earn Firefighter Level I, Firefighter Level II, Certified Driver Operator/Pumper and Fire Inspector I state certifications as well as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-Basic) license while in the program. As a graduate of the Fire Protection Technician Program, individuals will be prepared for entry level positions in municipal and rural fire departments throughout the District.

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This program is offered at:

Green Bay

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All credits from the following technical diploma(s) apply toward this associate degree:

Fire Science, 305318

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 305313

Requirements for Program Entry

  • High school transcript or equivalent. (For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted.)
  • This program requires successful completion of a Criminal Background Check and a Caregiver Background Check. This means that you will have to verify that you have NO record with the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Family Services that would prohibit you from working in a career-related profession. You will be asked to complete the check prior to your participation in a clinical or an internship placement.
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact a counselor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
  • Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, life, carry, and balance at times, in excess of 125 pounds.
  • A physical performed by NWTC’s Occupational Health provider must be completed before starting the program -Details on the physical are provided at new program student orientation and physicals conducted with other providers not affiliated with NWTC’s Occupational Health contract will not be accepted.
Curriculum: FIRE PROTECTION TECHNICIAN Program Code: 105032 Associate Degree Students following the study plan below will complete the Fire Protection Technician Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.
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