Fire Protection Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park and Online

Fire Protection Technology, Associate of Applied Science is designed to upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the field. Students receive a thorough knowledge of effective fire fighting techniques and equipment appropriate to extinguish all types of fires. They become familiar with inspection techniques, municipal safety codes and ordinances, insurance regulations, alarm systems, hydraulics and structures.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
ENG 103Report Writing3
COM 101Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3
MTH 124Technical Mathematics I3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
FIR 113Fire Prevention3
FIR 114Fire Protection Systems3
FIR 115Principles of Emergency Services3
FIR 116Fire Investigation I3
FIR 117Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services3
FIR 213Building Construction for Fire Prevention3
FIR 214Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIR 215Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
FIR 216Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration3
FIR 217Fire Investigation II3
FIR 218Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply3
FIR 219Hazardous Materials Chemistry3
FIR 221Legal Aspects of Emergency Services3
FIR 220Strategy and Tactics3
Total Credit Hours62

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First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 116 Fire Investigation I3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 221 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 115 Principles of Emergency Services3Reading Proficiency.
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 030.
MTH 124 Technical Mathematics I3MTH 030 with a grade of "C" or better or satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 3 years.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 114 Fire Protection Systems3 Reading Proficiency.
FIR 220 Strategy and Tactics3FIR 115 and Reading Proficiency.
FIR 213 Building Construction for Fire Prevention3FIR 115 and Reading Proficiency.
FIR 218 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply3MTH 124 and Reading Proficiency.
ENG 103 Report Writing (MOTR ENGL 110)3ENG 100 or ENG 101 with minimum grades of "C" or department approval and Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective1 At least one credit must be an activity
Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 216 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 113 Fire Prevention3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 214 Fire Behavior and Combustion3Reading Proficiency.
COM 101 Oral Communication I (MOTR COMM 100)3Reading Proficiency and concurrent enrollment in RDG 030 or ENG 070.
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)3Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 219 Hazardous Materials Chemistry3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 117 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 215 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 217 Fire Investigation II3FIR 116 and Reading Proficiency.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Elective Designated as Civics3  
Physical Education Elective1 At least one credit must be an activity
Credit Hours16
Total Credit Hours62

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned an MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.