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Fire Protection Technology

Firefighters extinguishing a car fireThe Fire Protection Technology curriculum is intended to offer individuals professional and technical knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection in both public and private domains. It provides a stable foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management.

The online Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology will prepare students for a variety of positions in the Fire Protection Technology field.  Students will learn technical and administration skills such as fire protection systems, fire suppression strategies, fire rescue service management, arson investigation, fire prevention education, government finance, hazardous materials, inspections, codes and laws. Our faculty members have years of experience in the field of Fire Protection Technology and can offer real-world perspectives and understand the challenges students will face as they advance in their field.

Students upon graduation can gain employment or advancement in the fire protection field with governmental agencies, industrial firms, private corporations, insurance rating organizations, safety organizations, educational organizations, and municipal or volunteer fire departments. Graduates will have opportunities for more skilled and supervisory level positions.

An online associate degree in Fire Protection Technology will allow students to specialize in the area of fire protection and will also prepare them for advancement to a bachelor's degree.

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For information, contact:
Jennifer Henson
Director, Fire Protection Technology
and Firefighter Certification

828-327-7000, ext. 4123


2015 CVCC Postsecondary Firefighting Team

Congratulations to CVCC's first NC SkillUSA Post Secondary Firefighting Team (Left to Right) Mackenzie Townsend- 1st Place, Matthew Ross- 4th Place, Chad Davenport- 3rd Place, Mark Stafford- 2nd Place

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Updated 07.21.2016: Fire Protection