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Fire Protection Technology

The fire protection program is designed to meet the increasing demands placed on fire service personnel.  This two-year associate’s degree serves to prepare the student for employment or advancement within the fire service.  Fire protection technology is wide-ranging.  It involves the study of many areas, such as; fire protection systems, fire department resources, building construction, fire chemistry and physics, safety, fire department management, emergency management, legal issues, fire investigation, hazardous materials, inspections and codes, and fire prevention.

Associate in Applied Science Program

I. General Education Courses (Semester Credit Hours)

ENG 111 Expository Writing (3)

ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting (3)

MAT 120 Geometry & Trigonometry (3)

HUM 115 Critical Thinking (3)

POL 120 American Government (3)

II. Major Courses (Semester Credit Hours)

FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection (3)

FIP 124 Fire Prev and Public Education (3)

FIP 128 Detection and Investigation (3)

FIP 132 Building Construction (3)

FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies (3)

III. Other Major Courses (Semester Credit Hours)

CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3)

EMS 235 EMS Management (2)

FIP 136 Inspections and Codes (3)

FIP 152 Fire Protection Law (3)

FIP 156 Computers in Fire Service

FIP 164 OSHA Standards (3)

FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies (3)

FIP 230 Chemistry of Hazardous Mat I (5)

FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Distribution (2)

FIP 236 Emergency Management (3)

FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision (3)

FIP 256 Municipal Public Relations (3)

FIP 276 Managing Fire Services (3)

FIP 277 Fire and Social Behavior (3)

COE 111(FP) Co-op Work Experience I (1)

COE 115(FP) Work Experience Seminar I (1)

Total Credits 74

FALL SEMESTER I

ENG 111

FIP 120

FIP 124

CIS 110

FALL SEMESTER II

FIP 128

FIP 156

FIP 164

FIP 221

FIP 256

SPRING SEMESTER I

MAT 120

HUM 115

FIP 152

FIP 240

COE 111FP

SPRING SEMESTER II

FIP 132

FIP 132

FIP 230

EMS 235

COE 115FP

SUMMER SEMESTER I

POL 120

FIP 136

FIP 220

ENG 114

SUMMERSEMESTER II

FIP 232

FIP 236

FIP 276

FIP 277



Wilmington Campus
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401

North Campus
4500 Blue Clay Road
Castle Hayne, NC 28429

Burgaw Center
100 East Industrial Drive
Burgaw, NC 28425

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 7:30am to 5:30pm
Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm

Accessibility Services

Cape Fear Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, political affiliation or age.