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.
Fire Technology Student 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.
A firefighter's work does not follow a typical 9-5 schedule; therefore, based on shiftwork, the average annual starting salary for an entry-level firefighter is $45,000.00.
View semester order by campus: East Grand Forks
|Course #||Course Name||Credit(s)|
|EMTB 1101||Emergency Medical Tech||6|
|FIRE 1100||Intro to Fire Service||1|
|FIRE 1102||Firefighter Fitness||2|
|FIRE 1104||Job Skills||1|
|FIRE 1110||Firefighter Basic||6|
|FIRE 1112||Fire Apparatus||3|
|FIRE 1124||Fire Protection System||2|
|FIRE 1130||Rescue Theory & Practices||1|
|FIRE 1150||HazMat Operational||2|
|FIRE 1152||Building Construction||3|
|FIRE 1165||Technical Rescue||2|
|FIRE 2206||Inspection & Code Enforce||3|
|FIRE 2208||Firefighter Practical||3|
|FIRE 2230||Fire Investigation||2|
|FIRE 2240||Company Functions||3|
|FIRE 2250||Fire Instructor Basic||2|
|FIRE 2256||HazMat Technician||4|
|CHEM 1020||Intro to Chemistry||4|
|ENGL 1111||Composition I||3|
|ENGL 2207||Technical Writing||3|
|MATH 1110||College Algebra||3|
|G1: Communication Elec ( *See Elective Options Listed Below )||3|
Program Elective Course Options
For this particular pathway, NCTC recommends a student explore further coursework in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum areas listed below. Need help? Schedule an appointment with a Northland Academic Advisor for assistance in selecting courses.
|Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|G1: Communications Electives|
|SPCH 1101||Intro to Public Speaking||3|
|SPCH 1103||Interpersonal Communicati||3|
|SSCI 1101||Human Relations||3|
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