Jan 20, 2019  
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Fire Protection Technology: A.A.S.

Associate in Applied Science

CIP CODE: 43.0202

For Part-Time Students

The Fire Protection Technology Program is designed to provide fire fighters and related fire service personnel with specialized training. The curriculum has been developed by a local advisory committee to meet the needs of the area, and specialized courses as well as general education courses constitute the degree program. Specialized courses include Fire Fighter Tactics and Strategy, Fire Investigation, Hydraulics, Hazardous Materials, Fire Prevention, and Building Construction.

SUGGESTED SEQUENCE FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS: Students may select courses from any of the categories, but it is suggested that these sequences be followed to ensure that the proper prerequisites have been completed.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Students will understand the basic principles of firefighting.
  2. Students will understand fire behavior and the chemistry of fire.
  3. Students will understand the history and structure of laws in the United States.
  4. Students will understand the functions of line and staff personnel within the fire service organization.

Program Director and Chairperson:
Kerry Weber
Office: Business Building, Room 106
Telephone: 607 778-5008
E-mail: weberkc1@sunybroome.edu




Fall Semester 16 Credits

  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • Technology Elective (BIT course - BIT 207 Recommended) Credits: 3

Spring Semester 15-16 Credits

  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • History Elective Credits: 3
    (Choose HIS 103, 104, 116, 117, 130 or 131)


Fall Semester 14.50 Credits

  • FRS Suggested Elective (HLS 150W recommended - Fall only) Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • Natural Lab Science (Gen Ed Approved) Credits: 4

Spring Semester 15-16 Credits

  • FRS Suggested Elective (FRS 200W recommended - Spring only) Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • FRS Suggested Elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 3
    (PSY 255 Forensic Psychology recommended)
  • Humanities/Arts/Foreign Language Elective (Gen Ed Approved) Credits: 3-4

Recommended Science Courses are:

  • Choose any 4 credit Gen Ed Natural Science Course
    Recommended:  CHM 121, CHM 125, CHM 290, ANT 113, PHS 123, BIO 155

Social Sciences:

  • Recommended: CRJ 245W, CRJ 246, PSY 255, BUS 215, POS 201, POS 204, SOC 110, SOC 111
  • Or any 3 credit Gen Ed Social Science course

Approved Humanities, Arts, and Language courses:


  • Choose any 3 credit Gen Ed Humanities course


  • Choose any 3 credit Gen Ed The Arts course

Foreign Language

  • Choose any 3-4 credit Gen Ed Foreign Language course


Mathmematics courses are by placement test; students usually take MAT 109, 113, 115, 118, 124 or 136, or BUS 115.  (Developmental math may be necessary but is not creditable toward degree).  Students wishing to transfer to a four-year school are strongly encouraged to complete a General Education Math course.

[Courses taken at the New York State Fire Academy at Montour Falls will be reviewed for credit on an individual basis using the credit by exam policy.]

New York State Firefighter I and II, and EMT certification will be reviewed for credit toward FRS elective credit on an individual basis.

Two writing emphasis courses (W) are required after completing ENG 110.

Fire Protection courses are offered on a rotation system. Each course is usually offered once every three to four semesters.

Total Credits: 60.50-62.50