Fire Protection

Fire Protection Degree Coursework

The curriculum will vary somewhat depending on which degree program the applicant chooses. The Associate’s degree in Fire Protection may include the following:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Design for engineers
  • Fire and thermodynamics
  • The Bachelor’s program usually includes the following:
  • Fire hazard analysis and data interpretation
  • Fire testing and modeling
  • Thermodynamic principles
  • Design of fire protection installation systems
  • Physics
  • Strategies for fluid-based fire prevention systems
  • Heat and mass transfer theories

Fire Protection Degree Offerings

Students can pursue an Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree.

Earning Advanced Fire Protection Degrees

In addition to the Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree, graduates may also obtain a Master’s degree in Fire Engineering.

The Choice Is Yours: Classroom or Online Program

There are many different opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing a Fire Protection degree. In addition to public colleges, there are also government run facilities such as the NFPA and even the U.S. Air Force where students can obtain Fire Protection degrees. While students can find some courses online, there is practical training that requires a campus or other physical setting.

Benefits of Getting Fire Protection Degrees

Students who enroll in a Fire Protection Associates degree program learn basic math, chemistry and physics. Students learn the thermodynamics involved in preventing or feeding a fire and the mechanics that are involved in preventing fires with construction materials. The Associate’s program provides students with the foundation they need to pursue the Bachelor's degree program.

When students graduate from the Bachelor’s degree program they will understand the science of fire and how to prevent and limit any fire-related damages. Students will also work with various contractors, engineering firms and architects so buildings will be safe and fire-resistant.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 19% between 2008-2018. In 2010 the median salary was $42.250 and $68,240 for supervisor, fire inspector, fire investigator, forest fire inspector, and prevention specialist

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase of 9% between 2008-2018. The median wage in 2010 was $52,230 for inspectors and investigators and $34,910 for forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists, fire prevention and protection engineers.

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