• Program: Fire Protection
  • Degree: Diploma
  • Credits: Total Diploma Credits 48
  • Academic Planning Guide:


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 32 Credits
General Education Requirements 8 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 8 Credits
  • Recommended:
  • FRPT1240 Emergency Response Operations 1
  • FRPT2105 Fire Instructor II 2
  • FRPT2120 Fire Investigation II 2
  • FRPT2125 Fire Inspector II 2
  • FRPT2130 Fire Officer III 2
  • FRPT2140 Personnel Management for Fire Department Services 3
  • EMSV1100 Emergency Medical Technician Basic 6
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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