Fire Protection

Fire Protection



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.

Program Title:
Fire Protection

Award Type:

Credits: Total Diploma Credits 48
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

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.

Choose Total Diploma Credits 48 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 38 Credits
FRPT1100 Fire Fighter I 5
FRPT1105 Fire Fighter II 2
FRPT1110 Fire Instructor I 2
FRPT1115 Company Functions 2
FRPT1120 Fire Officer I 2
FRPT1125 Fire Investigation I 2
FRPT1130 Fire Inspector I 2
FRPT1136 Principles of Emergency Services 2
FRPT1145 Candidate Physical Ability Test 1
FRPT1150 Incident Management 2
FRPT1155 Fire Protection Systems 2
FRPT1161 Building Construction for the Fire Service 3
FRPT1165 Apparatus Operator 3
FRPT1176 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational 2
FRPT2110 Strategy and Tactics 2
FRPT2115 Fire Officer II 2
FRPT2130 Fire Officer III 2
Technical Studies Electives: 4 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 Required: 4 Credits
COMM1040 Job Seeking Skills 2
COMM1050 Communication in the Workplace 2
General Education Electives: 2 Credits
Any HTC college level general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirement.