Program Overview

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum from Wake Technical Community College is offered online, and is designed to provide individuals with the technical and professional knowledge to make decisions about fire protection affecting both public and private sectors. This program aims to collaborate and partner with emergency response agencies, organizations, associations and educational institutions to provide high quality pre-employment training and education, and professional development opportunities for career and volunteer emergency response personnel to meet industry needs for a skilled and diverse professional workforce.

Students will learn about all areas of fire prevention and will develop the critical fire skills necessary to handle the challenges and demands of the fire protection profession. The program emphasizes effective fire awareness, tactics and operations, qualities in fire administration, command and managerial positions and the development of advanced skills to allow students to assume a contributing role in the delivery of fire protection services. They will also learn about firefighting tactics and strategies including: hazardous materials and their control, fire hydraulics, and safety management.

The curriculum also provides a solid foundation for additional education in fire protection and fire safety management and administration. Students learn about technical and administrative skills in leadership, management, hazardous materials, arson investigation, fire protection safety, fire suppression management, law, and codes. Graduates should qualify for employment in government agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, educational organizations, and municipal fire departments. Those employed in the field may be qualified to move into skilled and supervisory-level positions within their organizations.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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