Fire Technology and Administration


Associate in Science

The program in Fire Technology and Administration trains and educates competent leaders in fire protection, prevention, and administration. It also provides training and education for insurance companies and industries involved in fire prevention and protection.
Fire technologists work in career and volunteer fire departments; local, state, and federal government agencies; industry, architectural and construction firms, and insurance organizations. They must recognize the need for fire prevention activities, the necessity of educating both children and adults in fire safety, and the importance of enforcing fire prevention codes.
Because fire technologists encounter a broad spectrum of problems and must be well versed in many subjects, the work of the fire technologist is seldom routine. The effective fire technologist continually improves the world in which we live by making it a safer place and by reducing the misery caused by uncontrolled fire.
The Associate in Science degree in Fire Technology and Administration helps students meet the professional standards established by the National Fire Protection Association, the Connecticut Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, and the Connecticut Fire Marshal’s Training Council.
Freshman Year - Fall Semester
Course# Title Credits
CET* 116 Computer Applications for Technology 3
ENG* 101 Composition 3
FTA* 112 Introduction to Fire Technology 3
MAT* 137 or 137S Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra Embedded 3
  Total Semester Credit Hours 12
Freshman Year - Spring Semester
Course# Title Credits
FTA* 116 Building Construction 3
FTA* 118 Fire Prevention and Inspection  3
MAT* 175 College Algebra and Trigonometry 3
PHY* 121 General Physics I 4
Elective  Humanities (Restricted) † 3
  Total Semester Credit Hours 16
†Restricted Humanities: ENG* 102, ENG* 200, ENG* 202  
Sophomore Year - Fall Semester
Course# Title Credits
CHE* 111 Concepts of Chemistry 4
COM* 171 Fundamentals of Human Communication 3
FTA* 210 Water Supply and Hydraulics 3
FTA* 213 Codes and Standards 3
PHY* 122 General Physics II 4
  Total Semester Credit Hours 17
Sophomore Year - Spring Semester
Course# Title Credits
FTA* 216 Municipal Fire Administration 3
FTA* 218 Extinguishing Systems 3
FTA* 219 Fire Investigation 3
Elective Fine Arts 3
Elective  Social Science 3
  Total Semester Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 60



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Janet Hayes
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