• Program: Fire Protection
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 48
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The Fire Protection Technician diploma is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to progress in the fire service field. Fire suppression techniques and company officer training will be covered. 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

Students who complete this diploma will have the knowledge and skills necessary to serve as a lead firefighter, apparatus operator and line officer.

Award Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate full-range of fire fighter skills
  • Operate fire apparatus
  • Exhibit basic supervisory skills
  • Identify how fire affects construction systems of buildings
  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 33 Credits
General Education Requirements 5 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 8 Credits
  • Any FRPT course that is not required for this award may be used as an elective.
  • EMSV1050 Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder) 3
  • EMSV1100 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 6
  • FRPT1045 Fire Service Computer Technology 2
  • FRPT1050 Fire Prevention 2
  • FRPT1055 Principles of Fire Service Safety and Survival 2
  • FRPT1060 Fire Department Occupational Health & Safety 2
  • FRPT1170 Fire Behavior and Combustion 2
  • FRPT1200 Vehicle and Machinery Extrication 1
  • FRPT1205 Confined Space Operations 1
  • FRPT1210 Confined Space Technician 1
  • FRPT1215 Structural Collapse Awareness 1
  • FRPT1220 Trench Rescue Operations 1
  • FRPT1225 Introduction to Rescue Technician 3
  • FRPT1230 Ropes I 1
  • FRPT1235 Ropes II 1
General Education Electives 2 Credits
  • Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.

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