Fire Protection Technology, Associate in Applied Science
Forest Park and Online
This program is designed to train a person wanting to be a firefighter and upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the field. Students receive a thorough knowledge of effective fire fighting techniques and the ability to use 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.
All courses are taught identically on two successive evenings to accommodate rotating schedules of working firefighters. Required liberal arts courses may be taken day or evening, but are offered on a rotating basis in the evenings only as listed in the long-range schedule available from the department.
Persons interested in this program should be mechanically inclined and have good coordination and vision. Stamina and agility are also important. Firefighters should have a willingness to serve the public, be capable of exerting maximum effort under discouraging conditions, be persistent and tenacious, and be able to work on a team and to improvise in problem solving.
Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting stlcc.edu/enroll.
Program of Study
|Career General Education|
|ENG 101||College Composition I||3|
|ENG 103||Report Writing||3|
|COM 101||Oral Communication I||3|
|MTH 124||Technical Mathematics I||3|
|CHM 114||Industrial Chemistry||3|
|XXX xxx||Missouri State Requirement||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Physical Education Activity|
|Select 2 credit hours||2|
|FIR 111||Fire Fighter I||4|
|FIR 112||Fire Fighter II||4|
|FIR 100||Fire Department Apparatus||2|
|FIR 102||Fire Characteristics||3|
|FIR 103||Fire Service Management and Administration||3|
|FIR 105||Inspection and Fire Prevention||3|
|FIR 106||Teaching Techniques for Fire Department Personnel||3|
|FIR 110||Basic Fire Protection and Alarm Systems||3|
|FIR 202||Fire Investigation||3|
|FIR 204||Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy||3|
|FIR 207||Codes and Ordinances||3|
|FIR 208||Hazardous Materials||3|
|FIR 210||Architectural Structural Representation-Materials||3|
|IS 103||Information Systems for Business||3-4|
|or IS 151||Computer Applications in Business|
|Total Credit Hours||69-70|