Fire Protection Technology

What it's about

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals 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.

Jobs available

  • Fire Lieutenant
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Chief
  • Training Officer
  • Fire Battalion Chief
  • Fire Suppression Captain
  • Fire Marshal
  • Shift Commander
  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Prevention Captain

Courses you'll take

Course work includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

What you'll gain

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in government agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.

Contact: dlnewell@davidsonccc.edu

Apply on DCCC's website and meet with an enrollment counselor.

Competencies: 

Upon successful completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate effective, professional written and oral communication skills with individuals in a variety of fire service settings.
  2. Use and apply critical thinking skills and basic fire protection supervision and management principles to recognize, analyze and solve problems.
  3. Demonstrate the technical skills necessary to function in operations, command, supervision and management.
  4. Assess and utilize internal and external resources to manage an emergency scene effectively.

Technical Standards: 

In addition to DCCC requirements and course objectives, there are professional standards that encompass communication, motor skills, sensory and cognitive ability and professional conduct that are essential for the competent study and practice of fire protection. These technical standards are published in the Student Handbook.