Associate Degree Program
As a fire protection engineering technician, you will work to protect people, property and the environment from the dangers of fire. Fire protection engineering technicians are not firefighters; they are specialists who design sprinkler and alarm systems and structures which comply with state and national fire regulations. Delaware Tech is the only community college in the area which offers this technology option. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a burn laboratory and alarm and sprinkler systems laboratories which will allow you to put the theoretical knowledge you gain in the classroom to practical use. You will gain experience in sprinklers, detection, and alarm equipment and learn how these play an important role in safeguarding people and property. Area companies use Delaware Tech’s facilities to test products in order to meet national standards.
Offered at the Stanton campus.
What You Can Do
In this program, you will gain the knowledge and skills to prepare you for positions such as:
- Fire Inspector
- Fire Protection System Sales
- Fire Sprinkler System Layout/Design Technician
- Insurance Loss Control Specialist
- Risk Engineering Technician
What You Will Earn
Competitive starting salaries range from $30,000-$40,000.
What You Will Learn
Program Graduate Competencies
The Program Graduate Competencies listed below identify the major learning goals related to your specific program of study and identify the knowledge and skills you will have when you graduate to be successful in your chosen field.
- Use fire protection computer applications.
- Analyzed a set of building plans for compliance with pertinent fire protection codes and standards.
- Specify fire rated building materials and assemblies for architects and contractors.
- Inspect a building for compliance with fire protection codes and standards.
- Deliver written and oral recommendations to business owners, industrial managers and governmental officials.
- Inspect and test fire protection systems including detection/alarm systems, suppression systems, and their appurtenances.
- Detail the layout and calculation of an automatic sprinkler system.
Core Curriculum Competencies
The Core Curriculum Competencies listed below identify what you, as an associate degree graduate, will be able to do upon completion of your degree, regardless of your major. You will acquire these core competencies through your general education courses (i.e. English, math, etc.) and your program of study courses.
- Communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate effective problem solving and reasoning skills.
- Work effectively in groups of people from diverse backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical and professional understanding and conduct.
- Apply appropriate information literacy skills to locate, evaluate and use information effectively.
- Use computer technology appropriate to the field.
- Use scientific and mathematical reasoning appropriate to the technology.