Fire Engineering Technology (FST.S.AAS)
62.0-63.0 Credit Hours
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.
- 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.