Apr 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog

Fire Protection Technology - Bridging Program, AAS

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A 55 24 0 A1

Contact: (336) 334-4822 ext. 50223

The Fire Protection Technology Bridging program is designed to allow a currently certified, non-degreed firefighter to earn a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology in two semesters.

The prerequisites for admission to the FPT Bridging program include current credential/certification in the following:

OSFM IFSAC Firefighter I/II FIP-120 and FIP-229 6 credits
OSFM IFSAC Hazardous Materials Level I FIP-176 4 credits
OSFM IFSAC Fire Arson Detection FIP-128 3 credits
OSFM IFSAC Fire Officer I/II FIP-240 and FIP-220 6 credits
OSFM IFSAC Fire Instructor I/II FIP-224 4 credits
OSFM IFSAC Fire & Life Safety Educator FIP-124 3 credits
NC Fire Inspector I FIP-132 and FIP-152 6 credits
NC Fire Inspector II FIP-136 3 credits
NC Wildland Fire Detection FIP-4000 FIP-180 3 credits
IS-100, IS-200, IS-300, IS-400, IS-700, IS-800 EPT-140 3 credits










Total advanced standing credits -  41 credits

*Note:  Prospective students who do not have all of the required certifications for the bridging program can still receive advanced standing for existing credentials/certifications that can be applied to the two-year Associates degree program to reduce the number of hours required to earn the degree.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion the Fire Protection Technology Bridging degree, graduate should be able to:

  • Perform fire prevention functions;
  • Perform fire suppression functions;
  • Perform hazardous materials control functions;
  • Apply leadership techniques for a public organization
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Apply and understand safe working practices

Total Credits: 12

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15-16

Total credit hours required for degree: 27-28


1. Communication Elective

Choose one course from the following:

2. Social/Behavioral Science Elective

Choose one course from the following:

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