Fire Protection

Fire Protection



The Fire Suppression Technician certificate will prepare the student to perform lead firefighter and apparatus operator functions. Students learn firefighter techniques, company functions, hazardous materials functions and emergency medical procedures. Team work is emphasized throughout the program. Student must be 18 years of age or meet the requirements for eligibility under Hennepin Technical College’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) standards.

Program Title:
Fire Protection

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16
Award Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate full-range of fire fighter skills
  • Perform the duties of an emergency medical responder
  • Operate fire apparatus
  • Demonstrate tactical firefighting skills
  • Perform effective response to hazardous materials

Career Opportunities:
This certificate completes the job entry requirements as a firefighter for most fire departments.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 16 Credits
EMSV1050 Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) 3
FRPT1100 Fire Fighter I 5
FRPT1105 Fire Fighter II 2
FRPT1145 Candidate Physical Ability Test 1
FRPT1165 Apparatus Operator 3
FRPT1176 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational 2
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits