Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S.

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Patrick Warner, Program Coordinator/Instructor

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a specialized degree. The specialist degree allows students to concentrate their elective coursework in the areas of fire science.

Fire Protection Technology (FFT) courses are offered through an open-learning program delivered via digital media. Students progress through the program by completing regular reading assignments and special research projects. Courses are developed using a concept known as Problem Based Learning (PBL). This method creates a learning environment through situations that require research, critical decision-making, information analysis, and problem-solving skills.

Most general education courses (English, math, Public Speaking) are available online through the Mississippi Virtual Community College. Students register for MSVCC courses through Meridian Community College or their local community college.

Work Force Solutions   

Course of Study:

Semester Hours 30/35

Career Certificate

Fire Protection Technical Specialty Courses

Students must select one area of technical concentration from the following: Fire Administration or Community Risk Management. Each technical concentration contains four elective fire protection courses.

Fire Service Administration Elective Courses

Semester Hours 15

Technical Certificate Option 1


Semester Hours 15

Technical Certificate Option 2

General Education

Semester Hours 15/16

Total Semester Hours 60/66

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