Fire Protection Technology

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration.

Course work includes diverse fire protection subject areas, including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, and local government finance and laws, as they apply to emergency services management. Emphasis includes understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management; and relevant research, communications, and leadership methodologies.

Employment opportunities exist with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and educational organizations.

Coastal Carolina Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree, a Diploma, and five Certificates. The appropriate coursework for each is listed below.

Visit the Fire Protection Technology Department Website.

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 Writing and Inquiry 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)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy or 3 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (4)
15 0-2 15-16

Summer Semester (1st Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc or 3 0 3
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)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 146 Fire Protection Systems 3 2 4
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
14 2 15

Spring Semester (2nd Year)

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
EPT 140 Emergency Management 3 0 3
FIP 228 Local Government Finance 3 0 3
FIP 232 Hydraulics and Water Distribution 2 2 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
11 2 12
Total Semester Hours: 69-70

Approved Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

Course ID Course Title Course ID Course Title
*ART 111 Art Appreciation HUM 130 Myth in Human Culture
*ART 114 Art History Survey I HUM 160 Introduction to Film
*ART 115 Art History Survey II HUM 211 Humanities I
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation HUM 212 Humanities II
DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre *MUS 110 Music Appreciation
DRA 211 Theatre History I *MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz
DRA 212 Theatre History II MUS 210 History of Rock Music
*ENG 231 American Literature I *PHI 215 Philosophical Issues
*ENG 232 American Literature II *PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics
*ENG 241 British Literature I REL 112 Western Religions
*ENG 242 British Literature II REL 211 Intro to Old Testament
ENG 261 World Literature I REL 212 Intro to New Testament
ENG 262 World Literature II REL 221 Religion in America
*Approved as Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) course. 

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 Writing and Inquiry 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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy or 3 0 3
MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra (3) (2) (4)
15 0-2 15-16

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
FIP 221 Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
6 0 6
Total Semester Hours: 39-40

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
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
6 0 6

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class/th> Lab Credit
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: 18

Fire Investigator Level 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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 152 Fire Protection Law 3 0 3
FIP 229 Dynamics and Combustion 3 0 3
6 0 6

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 0 3
FIP 240 Fire Service Supervision 3 0 3
6 0 6

Summer Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
FIP 132 Building Construction 3 0 3
5 2 6

Spring Semester

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
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

Hours Per Week

Course ID Course Title Class Lab Credit
FIP 128 Detection and Investigation 3 0 3
3 0 3
Total Semester Hours: 18


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