Academics

 

Fire Technology and Administration

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Associate in Science
Program Coordinator: Adam Kerop- 860-625-0179

The Fire Technology and Administration program is designed to provide advanced training and education on the college level that develops competent technicians who are, or will become, leaders in fire protection, prevention and administration. It also provides training and education for personnel of insurance companies and other industries involved in fire prevention and protection practices.

Working in career and volunteer fire departments, in local, state and federal government agencies, in industry, in architectural and construction firms, insurance organizations, and in related groups, the fire technologist knows the need for fire prevention activities, the necessity to educate both children and adults in fire safety, and the importance of enforcing fire prevention codes.

The program of study, which leads to the Associate in Science Degree in Fire Technology and Administration, is planned to help students meet the professional standards established by the National Fire Protection Association, the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, and the Connecticut Fire Marshal's Training Council.

FIRE TECHNOLOGY AND ADMINISTRATION CURRICULUM

 

Course ID Title of Course Credits
SEMESTER I    
ENG* K101° Composition 3
FTA* K112 Introduction to Fire Technology 3
PHY* K114° Mechanics 4
  TOTAL 10
SEMESTER II    
COM* K173° Public Speaking 3
ENG* K202° Technical Writing 3
FTA* K116° Building Construction 3
MAT* K167° Principles of Statistics  
or or 3-4
MAT* K186° Precalculus  
PHY* K115° Heat Sound Light 4
__________ Technical Elective 3
TOTAL 19-20
SEMESTER III    
CHE* K111° Concepts of Chemistry 4
FTA* K118° Fire Prevention and Inspection 3
FTA* K210° Water Supply and Hydraulics 3
FTA* K213 Codes and Standards 3
__________ Humanities/Social Science Elective 3
__________ Technical Elective 3
TOTAL 19
SEMESTER IV    
FTA* K125° Chemistry for Emergency Responders 3
FTA* K216° Municipal Fire Administration 3
FTA* K218° Sprinklers and Fixed Extinguishing Systems 3
FTA* K219° Fire Investigation 3
__________ Humanities/Social Sciences Elective 3
__________ Open Elective # 3
TOTAL 18
GRAND TOTAL 66-67

° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description. 
# Elective credits may be granted for Connecticut certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, Fire Fighter III, Fire Instructor II and Fire Marshal/Fire Inspector and for some National Fire Academy courses. Appropriate transfer credits may also be accepted from other accredited colleges.

 

Fire Technology and Administration, Associate in Science Degree
Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. apply appropriate principles of fire technology and administration in a variety of situations.

  2. analyze fire technology problems and solve them logically and holistically.

  3. demonstrate proficiency in computer use in fire service.

  4. communicate effectively with municipal officials.

  5. demonstrate empathy regarding the crisis nature of fire technology

  6. demonstrate respect for diversity in the workplace

  7. explain the importance of physical wellness and its relationship to effective fire technology.

  8. demonstrate sound ethical, philosophical and moral professional characteristics.

  9. adopt a commitment to professional growth by attending meeting, seminars and continuing education programs.

Additionally, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified within the General Education Component.