• Program: Fire Protection
  • Degree: Occupational Certificate
  • Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16
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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.

Career Opportunities

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

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.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 15 Credits
  • EMSV1050 Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) 3
  • FRPT1100 Fire Fighter I 5
  • FRPT1105 Fire Fighter II 2
  • FRPT1165 Apparatus Operator 3
  • FRPT1176 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational 2
General Education Requirements 1 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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