Fire Engineering Technology FST.S.AAS

Associate of Applied Science - 60 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Effective as of Fall 2014

What is the program about?

This program provides a full range of courses that address fire protection engineering and safety issues. The program prepares students for careers in fire protection engineering, inspection, arson investigation, engineering design of early detection, warning and suppression systems, emergency response and fire administration. Courses include fire protection systems design, fire investigation, fire codes, safety management, building construction, hazardous materials and administrative issues. Real-world experience is gained through internship with a fire department, fire inspection services or arson investigation companies. Graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as fire engineering technicians and work as fire/safety officers in general industry or construction firms; design firms specializing in sprinkler systems or fire protection design; arson investigators, fire inspectors or continue their education and obtain a bachelor's degree in fire engineering.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at

Program Outcomes

  • Design fire protection suppression and detection systems for a variety of hazards.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fire prevention concepts, hazard mitigation and fire/building code compliance.
  • Demonstrate the role of the fire professional in local, state and national organizations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of building construction and fire behavior.
  • Demonstrate effective communication, both written and orally.

Career Opportunities

Employment is available in municipal fire protection, industrial fire safety occupations and fire safety organizations. Students also find employment in organizations that deal with fire protection systems design, fire risk assessment and fire protection equipment installation. Students can continue their education and obtain a bachelor’s degree in the field of fire protection engineering technology.


Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.


Course Title Credits
CAT 1111 Mechanical Systems Blueprint Reading 1
CHE 1211 General Chemistry I 5
CHE 1251 Lab for General Chemistry I 0
COM 2211 Effective Public Speaking 3
ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
FST 1111 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3
FST 1112 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FST 1113 Fire Prevention 3
FST 2201 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FST 2202 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FST 2204 Fire Protection Systems 5
FST 2228 Human Behavior & Fire 3
FST 2230 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3
FST 2260 Advanced Concepts in Structural Fire Protection 3
FST 2270 Fire Science Internship 2
MET 1371 CAD Concepts using AutoCAD 3
Ohio Transfer Module: Mathematics Elective 7
PHY 1141 College Physics I 4
PSY 1100 General Psychology 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.