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Fire Protection Technician (EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

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. 

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.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 32 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1060Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety

2

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1110Fire Instructor I

2

FRPT1120Fire Officer I

2

FRPT1130Fire Inspector I

2

FPRT1136Principles of Emergency Services

2

FRPT1155Fire Protection Systems

2

FRPT1161Building Construction for the Fire Service

3

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

FRPT2110Strategy and Tactics

2

EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

General Education Required 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Technical Studies Elective 8 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

FRPT1240Emergency Response Operations

1

FRPT2105Fire Instructor II

2

FRPT2120Fire Investigation II

2

FRPT2125Fire Inspector II

2

FRPT2130Fire Officer III

2

FRPT2140Personnel Management for Fire Department Services

3

Total Diploma Credits 48

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Semester Sequence

Offered at Eden Prairie Only

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1060Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety

2

FRPT1100Fire Fighter I

5

FPRT1136Principles of Emergency Services

2

FRPT1161Building Construction for the Fire Service

3

 

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

Total Credits  15

Second Semester

Total Credits 16

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
EMSV1050Emergency Medical Responder (First Responder)

3

FRPT1105Fire Fighter II

2

FRPT1165Apparatus Operator

3

FRPT1176Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational

2

FRPT2110Strategy and Tactics

2

 

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

 

Technical Studies Electives

2

Third Semester

Total Credits  17

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FRPT1110Fire Instructor I

2

FRPT1120Fire Officer I

2

FRPT1130Fire Inspector I

2

FRPT1155Fire Protection Systems

2

 

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

 

Technical Studies Electives

6

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  2 Credits

Technical Studies Electives

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
Recommended:

FRPT1240Emergency Response Operations

1

FRPT2105Fire Instructor II

2

FRPT2120Fire Investigation II

2

FRPT2125Fire Inspector II

2

FRPT2130Fire Officer III

2

FRPT2140Personnel Management for Fire Department Services

3

EMSV1100Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

6

Choose a Total of:  8 Credits

Graduation (48 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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