Curriculum for: 10-503-2
 Fire Protection Technician

The Fire Protection Technician Program offers the student an
exciting career in fire protection, fire prevention and fire
engineering. The field of the fire science is concerned with
the preservation of life and property from fire and related
hazards. The fire protection technician is a highly-skilled
specialist with a unique blend of technical knowledge,
management abilities, and public education and communication
skills. Graduates are ideally suited to careers in public
and private fire protection. Another area of employment
opportunity exists in the field of sales and service with
companies which manufacture and distribute fire protection
equipment and related supplies. Expanding industrialization
and population growth have created new fire problems which
must be solved. In this area, the fire protection technician
can be part of the team to design and research the answers
to solve these problems which are making many demands upon
communities, business, and industry.
The Fire Protection Technician Program is 4 semesters
in length and most of the courses are oriented to
firefighting, fire protection systems, and fire prevention.
As part of the FPT an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
course is required either through a semester long course or
split course delivery. Starting with a summer semester in
between Semesters 2 and 3 of the FPT Program students may
attend an Emergency Medical Technician-Fundamentals course.
This 2 credit course is followed by a 3 credit Semester 3
course called EMT-Applications. These two courses equate
to the regular, 5 credit, 180 hour, EMT-Basic course and
part of the course requirements are to attend 10 hour of
clinical time in district emergency rooms. Before FPT
students are allowed at clinical sites they must undergo a
criminal background check through Certified Background, now
known as Castle Branch. This requirement must be completed
in full and approved prior to registration; No exceptions
will be made. There is an additional fee associated with
the background check process and students will be required
to fill out the Functional Ability form and Acknowledgement
of Risks and Release of Responsibility forms. Any and all
revealing of past criminal activity may preclude students
from being allowed at clinical sites and successfully
completing the FPT Program.
Note: Prior to admission in either the EMT-Basic course
or the EMT-Applications course students must also meet
the immunization requirements set by the Centers for
Disease Control (CDC) and provide proof of health insurance.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):70

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 503-143Building Construction for Fire3
 503-191Principles of Emergency Svcs2
 503-192Principles Emer Svcs Sfty Surv3
 503-195Fire Behavior and Combustion3
 809-172Intro to Diversity Studies3
 801-195Written Communication3
Or801-136English Composition 13

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 503-142Fire Fighting Principles4
 503-153Haz Mat Awareness & Ops1
 503-193Fire Protection Systems3
 801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm3
 804-107College Mathematics3
 806-189Basic Anatomy3

Required Summer Courses (Between Years)
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 503-125EMT Fundamentals2

Second Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 503-128EMT Applications3
 503-151Fire Prevention4
 503-157Fire Investigation3
 503-159Fire Fighting Principles II2
 503-161Community Service1
 809-198Intro to Psychology3
Second Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 503-106Fire Science Employability3
 503-154Haz Mat Chemistry2
 503-156Strategies, Tactics & Inc Mgmt4
 503-194Fire Protection Hydraulics3
 503-160Fire Protection Tech Interns3
Or99X-XXXElective Course3
 801-197Technical Reporting3

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