Two student firefighters crawl from right to left through a gap between wooden planks during a training exercise.


Randy Egsegian
Northern Durham Center, Bldg 1
919-536-7200, ext. 8062

* This program is financial aid eligible.
* Most courses can be completed online.

Fire Protection Technology

Long Term

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.
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Fall Application Deadline is Jun 15

Estimated Tuition & Fees


Degree Type

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)



Credit Hours


Suggested Paths

Plans of Study

(Courses by Semester)

First-Semester Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
EPT-150 Incident Management 3
MAT-110 Mathematical Measurement and Literacy 3