Fire Protection Technology

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

Coursework includes classroom and laboratory exercises to introduce the student to various aspects of fire protection. Students will learn technical and administrative skills such as hydraulics, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes.

Graduates should qualify for employment or advancement in governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Employed persons should have opportunities for skilled and supervisory-level positions within their current organizations.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and five Certificates.

Visit the Fire Protection Technology Department Website.

View the Annual Admissions Bulletin for more information about the program.

Awards Available – See Course Requirements below.

  • Associate in Applied Science Fire Protection Technology Degree (A55240)
  • Fire Protection Technology Diploma (D55240)
  • General Level Certificate (C55240)
  • General Level 2 Certificate (C55240C)
  • Fire Investigator Level Certificate (C55240A)
  • Incident Command Level Certificate (C55240B)
  • Fire Supervisor Certificate (C55240D)
Course Requirements for A.A.S. Fire Protection Technology

Curriculum Code: A55240

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER (1st Year)
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
17 2 18
SPRING SEMESTER (1st Year)
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models or 2 2 3
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (3) (3)
14-15 0-2 15
SUMMER SEMESTER (1st Year)
ENG 114 Professional Research and Reporting 3 0 3
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
9 0 9
FALL SEMESTER (2nd Year)
FIP 144 Sprinklers and Auto Alarms 2 2 3
FIP 164 OSHA Standards 3 0 3
FIP 230 Chem of Hazardous Materials I 5 0 5
POL 130 State and Local Government 3 0 3
13 2 14
SPRING SEMESTER (2nd Year)
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Distribution 2 2 3
FIP 236 Emergency Management 3 0 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
11 2 12
Total Semester Hours: 68

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 160 Introduction to Film
ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 211 Humanities I
ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 211 Theatre History I MUS 113 American Music
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
ENG 231 American Literature I MUS 213 Opera and Music Theatre
ENG 232 American Literature II PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
ENG 241 British Literature I PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
ENG 242 British Literature II REL 112 Western Religions
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 212 Intro to New Testament
HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture REL 221 Religion in America


Course Requirements for Fire Protection Technology Diploma

Curriculum Code: D55240

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 3
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Edu 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction
3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
17 2 18
SPRING SEMESTER
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
MAT 115 Mathematical Models or (2) (2) (3)
MAT 140 Survey of Mathematics or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 161 College Algebra or (3) (0) (3)
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra 3 0 3
14-15 0-2 15
SUMMER SEMESTER
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 39


Course Requirements for Fire Protection Technology Certificates

For course descriptions, please refer to the current catalog.

General Level Certificate (C55240)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
FIP 124 Fire Prevention and Public Education 3 0 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
12 0 12
Total Semester Hours: 12

General Level 2 Certificate (C55240C)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 120 Introduction to Fire Protection 3 0 3
3 0 3
SPRING SEMESTER
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
12 0 12
Total Semester Hours: 15

Fire Investigator Certificate (C55240A)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
6 0 6
SPRING SEMESTER
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
6 0 6
SUMMER SEMESTER
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Incident Command Level Certificate (C55240B)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
FIP 136 Inspections and Codes 3 0 3
6 0 6
SPRING SEMESTER
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
6 0 6
SUMMER SEMESTER
FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15

Fire Supervisor Certificate (C55240D)

FALL SEMESTER
Hours Per Week
Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
3 0 3
SPRING SEMESTER
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
9 0 9
SUMMER SEMESTER
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 15


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