Fire Technology

  • Credits: 62
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: East Grand Forks

Program Overview

The Fire Technology-AAS program provides an opportunity for students to obtain basic and advanced instruction in fire fighting techniques, fire prevention, rescue, and management of fire services. The major also provides instruction to become involved in all phases of the decision-making process from entry level through the company officer level, focusing on improving productivity and safety. The program consists of approximately one-third general education and two-thirds technical coursework, including classroom as well as technical hands-on training to enable the student to become familiar with all aspects of fire fighting from entry-level to advanced levels. Also included is an instructional area entitled-job skills. This instruction will be offered through students' local fire departments. Students who are not connected with a fire department will be assisted in finding a site.

Policy and Procedure Manual


Nationwide demand exists for students wanting to become professional fire fighters. Typically job titles will be as a starting fire fighter with a municipal fire department, but in some cases industry or other governmental institutions will hire graduates with these capabilities.

Potential Job Titles

  • Fire Chief
  • Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Apparatus Operator
  • Driver Engineer
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Engineer
  • Fireman
  • Master Fire Fighter

Job Outlook & Salary Data


According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for Fire Technology in the state of Minnesota from 2010-2020 is 4%, a low growth career.

Program Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
EMTB 1101 Emergency Medical Tech 6 credits
FIRE 1100 Intro to Fire Service 1 credits
FIRE 1102 Firefighter Fitness 2 credits
FIRE 1104 Job Skills 1 credits
FIRE 1110 Firefighter Basic 6 credits
FIRE 1112 Fire Apparatus 3 credits
FIRE 1124 Fire Protection System 2 credits
FIRE 1130 Rescue Theory & Practices 1 credits
FIRE 1150 HazMat Operational 2 credits
FIRE 1152 Building Construction 3 credits
FIRE 1165 Technical Rescue 2 credits
FIRE 2206 Inspection & Code Enforce 3 credits
FIRE 2208 Firefighter Practical 3 credits
FIRE 2230 Fire Investigation 2 credits
FIRE 2240 Company Functions 3 credits
FIRE 2250 Fire Instructor Basic 2 credits
FIRE 2256 HazMat Technician 4 credits
CHEM 1020 Intro to Chemistry 4 credits
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 credits
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3 credits
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3 credits
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3 credits

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