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.

Course work 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.

Additional Information

– Fire Administration Track
– Fire Engineering Track
– Course Outcomes
Credit for Fire Certifications

Course Descriptions


The Fire Protection Technology Program at Fayetteville Technical Community College is accredited by:

Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE)
US Fire Administration
16825 S. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Phone: (800) 238-3358 or (301) 447-1000

The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition certificate is an acknowledgement that a collegiate emergency services degree program meets the minimum standards of excellence established by FESHE professional development committees and the National Fire Academy (NFA).

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.

Employment Outlook
Fire Protection Technology (A55240)

Length: 5 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Associate in Applied Science

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No diploma programs currently available.

Fire Protection Technology Certificate (C55240C1)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

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Fundamentals of Arson  Certificate (C55240C2)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

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High School Connections Program

Fire Protection Technology Certificate (C55240H1)

Length: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: High School Diploma, Placement Test Equivalent
Award: Certificate

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Fire Training

FTCC’s Corporate & Continuing Education Fire Training Program offers a number or certification courses that will allow fire fighters to keep their certifications current and their skills up to date. Some of the classes include but are not limited to Fire Inspector I & II, All Technical Rescuer courses, Driver Operator, Fire Inspection, National Fire Academy classes and the IFSTA Airport certification course.

Classes are conveniently made available in daytime and evening schedules for fire academy certification courses. Contact us today as we are here to help you reach your educational goals!

You must be affiliated with a recognized Fire Department, have the appropriate training verification letter from your training office or Chief, and have appropriate Personnel Protective Equipment for admittance into any Fire related course prior to its registration and start date.

Stephen Drew, Fire/Rescue Coordinator
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We look forward to seeing you in class!

Law Enforcement Training

The FTCC Law Enforcement Training department is committed to offering timely, relevant, and professional training commensurate with established mandates of the Sheriff’s Commission, the North Carolina Training and Standards Commission, and/or the Private Protective Services Board.

The majority of the course offerings are restricted to law enforcement or emergency services personnel. Some security course offerings are open to the general public, with the state prescribed registration fee required.

Courses are conducted by our staff and a carefully selected group of experienced police and security officer trainers.

John Holly

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If you have an interest in becoming a police officer, check out the Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) program.

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