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Fire Protection Technician Program

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│65 Credits│Full & Part Time│Beaver Dam Campus│Eligible for Financial Aid │ First term: Fall 2024

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. 

Admissions Note

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.

Program Outcomes

  • 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.
Moraine Park Fire Protection Program Students in firefighter uniform standing next to a car.


  • 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