Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│65 Credits│Full & Part Time│Beaver Dam Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid │ First term: Fall 2024
Fire Protection Technician Program
Learn the latest fire-prevention and fire-fighting techniques in the classroom and through simulation and live fire real-life situations. Earn your technical diploma in Emergency Medical Technician in the process.
Connect with a recruiter to discuss program details and how to start taking some courses in January 2024. The admissions application will open in March 2023.
The Fire Protection Technician Associate of Applied Science degree provides an in-depth look at protecting life, property and the environment. It covers fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical services.
What You’ll Learn
Moraine Park’s Fire Protection Technician program covers the principles of fire behavior, management, prevention and protection systems, and other emergency services. It teaches building construction and water use in fire protection.
- Demonstrate professional conduct by displaying a personal code of ethics. Show positive work ethics. Be flexible and demonstrate teamwork skills. Maintain physical fitness. Follow safe procedures. Show sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals.
- Perform fire prevention activities, including preplanning, public education, inspection, and investigation.
- Apply incident management and mitigation skills to emergency incidents.
- Meet professional fire service and EMS credentialing standards.
- Communicate clearly and effectively verbally and through written documentation with clients, coworkers, other agencies, and supervisors.
- Apply critical thinking skills to both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Employment Opportunities for graduates exist with municipal fire departments, insurance and government agencies, and in the field of industrial safety. Potential careers include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Fire Protection Technician
- Firefighter/First Responder
- Fire Inspector
- Fire Investigator
- Fire Marshal
- Reserve Firefighter
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Interested individuals should connect with a recruiter (email@example.com) to discuss program details and how to start taking some courses in January 2024. The admissions application will open in March 2023.
Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 6-8 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.
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In the program, you will have the opportunity to complete certification training for the State of Wisconsin in Firefighter I, Fire Inspector I, and Driver/Operator-Pumper. Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations is ProBoard certified. You will also receive EMT-Basic certification training while completing your associate degree.
- Proof of a valid driver’s license
- Physical and Medical Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
Failure to successfully meet these requirements will preclude the student from being able to fulfill the requirements of the Fire Protection Technician associate degree.
If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.
The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.
- $143.45 per credit (resident)
- $215.18 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Fire Fighter Principles and HazMat Awareness and Operations
- Physical/Medical Requirements: up to $250
- Practical Certification Testing Fees: $80 per test
Fire Protection Hydraulics
- CDL temp license for Driver/Operator if non-affiliated: $30
- Practical Certification Testing Fees: $80
Emergency Medical Technician Costs
- Testing fee (NREMT certification): $200
- Any computer or tablet
- External keyboard and durable case for tablet (recommended)
Emergency Medical Technician students must purchase the following from the bookstore:
- EMT pants (black or navy)
- Black belt
- Black boots,
- watch with sweeping second hand
- Safety goggles
- Name tag
- EMT shirt
Contact the bookstore for pricing information.
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The WTCS Fire Service Education Office provides third party IFSAC accredited certification according to the most recent, applicable NFPA standard in 5 categories at 10 different levels. Certification entails, after satisfying certain prerequisites, passing the certification process for a given category and level.
The opportunity to achieve IFSAC certification is available in Fire Fighter 1 and Hazmat Operations. This can be achieved through the successful completion of classroom instruction. After the instruction, written and practical certification exams must be taken. (IFSAC standards for certification standard apply)
First year coursework positions students are eligible to earn Firefighter I and and Hazmat Operations Certification in Fire Science. Eligibility for EMT licensure is based on successful completion of coursework and NREMT examination. Students can complete Emergency Medical Technician training in the college’s simulation center. This includes SimAmbulance, Apartment, and Hospital scenarios.
A previous graduate of the EMT Technical Diploma can return to complete the associate degree in Fire Protection Technician. After one year post graduation, they can then complete the Paramedic Technician Diploma. Individuals with current IFSAC certification may be eligible for credit for prior learning.
- The current full-time faculty member is an active fire chief.
- Implementation of high-fidelity simulation for EMT course completion.
- Balance between theory and hands-on learning and support.
- Partnerships with Fire Departments within the Moraine Park district.
“The Moraine Park District is seeing an increase in full-time Fire Service positions due to retirements and transfers. This associate degree program provides educational opportunities to students and gives employers the opportunity to connect with and recruit from local residents.”
– Latisha Spence-Brookens, Associate Dean of Human Services
High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.
Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.
Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 6-8 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.