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Fire Protection Technology


Fire protection technology programs prepare people to educate others about fire prevention.

Fire protection technology programs include topics such as:


In fire protection technology programs, students may be able to specialize in:


Several community colleges offer associate degree programs in fire protection technology. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

A few colleges and universities offer a bachelor's degree in fire protection technology. A bachelor's degree usually takes four years of full-time study to complete.

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Program Admission

Proprietary schools, colleges, and universities all offer this program. If you want to study at a proprietary school, you can prepare for this program of study by completing your high school diploma or getting a GED. If you want to study at a college or university, you can prepare for this program by taking the following courses: four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Depending on the nature of the program, you may have to pass a physical fitness test. Your hearing, vision, cardiovascular, and strength levels will be examined. Requirements vary by state and municipality.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This undergraduate program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Many fire protection technology programs also train you to become firefighters.

Many fire protection technology programs are offered part time, with day and evening classes.


King-Snohomish Area

Everett Community College

Tacoma Area

Bates Technical College (South Campus)

West Side Area

Skagit Valley College