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Fire Suppression Technician (EP) Occupational Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Fire Suppression Technician certificate will prepare the student to perform lead firefighter and apparatus operator functions.  Students learn firefighter techniques, company functions, hazardous materials functions and emergency medical procedures.  Team work is emphasized throughout the program.

Student must be 18 years of age or meet the requirements for eligibility under Hennepin Technical College’s Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) standards. 


Award Outcomes


Demonstrate full-range of fire fighter skills.

Perform the duties of an emergency medical responder.

Operate fire apparatus.

Demonstrate tactical firefighting skills.

Perform effective response to hazardous materials.


Career Opportunities

This certificate completes the job entry requirements as a firefighter for most fire departments.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 15 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

General Education Required 1 Credit

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Total Occupational Certificate Credits 16

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

Total Credits  8

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

Total Credits  8

Graduation (16 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice. This listing is to be used strictly as an advising tool.


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