• Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Building Construction for the Fire Service
  • Course #: FRPT1161
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the student the principles used in constructing various types of buildings. The overall goal of this course is to provide knowledge about the classifications system of buildings, the importance of fire resistance for structural support elements, and the risks associated with performing fire suppression activities inside and around buildings involved with fire.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Discover construction principles
Classify major types of building construction
Identify the characteristics of building materials
Detect structural elements
Diagnose structural assemblies
Explain the different loads and stresses that are placed on a buildings and their interrelationships
Determine predicted fire behavior
Apply risk analysis to building safety
Differentiate between firestopping and draftstopping
Discover the difference between noncombustible and fire-resistive construction

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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