Fire Protection Technology, Certificate of Proficiency

Forest Park

Fire Protection Technology, Certificate of Proficiency is designed to 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.

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At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. identify dangers related to the preservation of life and property.
  2. describe how to mitigate the dangers related to the preservation of life and property.
  3. describe how to operated a wide assortment of tools and equipment related to the fire service.
  4. identify techniques to communicate effectively under various conditions of stress and day to day operations.
  5. describe the role they will assume as a member of the fire department serving the community.
MTH 124Technical Mathematics I3
FIR 113Fire Prevention3
FIR 115Principles of Emergency Services3
FIR 214Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIR 215Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
FIR Electives15
Total Credit Hours30
New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 115 Principles of Emergency Services3Reading Proficiency.
FIR XXXFire Elective3  
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 Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR XXXFire Elective3  
FIR XXXFire Elective3  
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 113 Fire Prevention3Reading Proficiency.
FIR 214 Fire Behavior and Combustion3Reading Proficiency.
FIR XXXFire Elective3  
Credit Hours9
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
FIR 215 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3Reading Proficiency.
FIR XXXFire Elective3  
Credit Hours6
Total Credit Hours30

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a 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.