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Area of Study: Public and Social Services
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Public and Social Services
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Fire Protection Technology

If you see yourself saving lives, learn the best knowledge and skills to become a firefighter

ACC’s Emergency Management degree is unique in the region. You’ll examine the intricate functions of various first-responder agencies and learn to design and implement emergency plans and evacuation tools that would be instrumental in the event of a large-scale disaster. Coursework also includes arts and sciences classes.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers
45.3 Hourly Wage 96 Currently Employed
Research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.
96 Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.46 % over the next four years.
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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
38.85 Hourly Wage 184 Currently Employed
Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
184 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.41 % over the next four years.
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Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
38.85 Hourly Wage 184 Currently Employed
Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
184 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.41 % over the next four years.
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Municipal Firefighters
25.1 Hourly Wage 2247 Currently Employed
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
2247 Municipal Firefighters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.03 % over the next four years.
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Forest Firefighters
25.1 Hourly Wage 2247 Currently Employed
Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
2247 Forest Firefighters are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.03 % over the next four years.
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Fire Inspectors
35.55 Hourly Wage 45 Currently Employed
Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.
45 Fire Inspectors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.11 % over the next four years.
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Fire Investigators
35.55 Hourly Wage 45 Currently Employed
Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.
45 Fire Investigators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 11.11 % over the next four years.
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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
27.42 Hourly Wage 3 Currently Employed
Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
3 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 33.33 % over the next four years.
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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Fire Protection Technology


Certificate Level 1

Firefighter Fire Protection Technology
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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