Fire Protection Technician

Associate Degree

Program number: 105032

Credits: 61

Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,326.50
Materials/Supplemental Costs
-
$1,053.14
Other Costs
-
$260.00
----------------
Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

Your online associate degree is within reach from home. If you have experience as a volunteer, part-time or full-time firefighter, this program is for you.

The online program requires you to have:

If you need these certifications, earn them anywhere in Wisconsin or at Madison College while you work toward your degree online. Questions about certifications? Contact Dillon Gavinski at DMGavinski@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 616-1526. 

Benefits to you:

  • Earn your associate degree for career advancement and promotions.
  • Advance even further in your career by transferring to UW-Oshkosh for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Find opportunities with municipal fire departments, insurance and government agencies, and in the field of industrial safety and related fields.

Program Details

Fire Protection Technician is on a career pathway that includes this associate degree, a technical diploma and a certificate. All will prepare you for a good job. The associate degree allows you to transfer to another college to earn your bachelor’s degree. Learn at your own pace and increase your earning potential with credentials that keep you moving on your career path.

Students in the Fire Protection Technician program can attend full or part-time. Classes should be taken in the sequence listed.

Fire classes are offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Online - Fall 2018

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program.

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Fire Protection Technician Program
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQQzsL0oDCs

Admission

To Apply
 

  • View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials and requirements.

In-person Program         Online Program

After Acceptance 

Once you have been admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC.

Questions?

Contact Enrollment Services at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Entering students who have completed Madison College general education courses with a grade of "C-" or better may apply them toward satisfying Stritch Liberal Arts requirements.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
This agreement applies only to students accepted into the Bachelor of Applied Studies degree at UW O. Students must have successfully completed their associate of applied science degree in fire protection technician with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and have graduated 1990 or later. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
SFranklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University.
Outcomes

After completing the Fire Protection Technician program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to demonstrate:

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate professional conduct by displaying personal code of ethics, positive work ethics, flexibility, teamwork skills, physical fitness, safe procedures, and sensitivity to diverse cultures and individuals.

Technical Skills

  • Develop and employ an incident command system.
  • Develop and apply preincident plan.
  • Demonstrate awareness of basic fire code enforcement inspection process.
  • Develop and present public fire education seminars.
  • Investigate fires.
  • Perform fire service hydraulics.

Technical Knowledge

  • Explain and apply strategic tactical priorities for safety, rescue, incident control, and loss control for situations including: fire suppression, search and rescue, hazardous materials, and disaster management.

Communication Skills

  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and through written documentation with clients, coworkers, other agencies and supervisors.

Management Skills

  • Apply appropriate management skills to work effectively within emergency services organizations.
Careers

Associate degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field including:

  • Firefighter
  • EMT
  • Fire Protection Technician
  • Fire Protection Systems Installer
  • Industrial Safety Technician
  • Property Risk Management Specialist

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find employment as:

  • Fire Protection Consultant
  • Fire Protection Equipment Sales Manager
  • Industrial Safety Manager
  • Municipal Safety Manager
  • Property Loss/Risk Management Supervisor
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Marshal
  • Fire Inspector
  • Fire Officer

 

  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Program Graduates 23 14 15
    Number of Surveys Sent 22 14 15
    Number of Surveys Returned 5 9 5
    Percent of Surveys Returned 22.70% 64.30% 33.30%
    Available for Employment 4 7 5
    Percent Available for Employment 80.00% 100.00% 100.00%
    Not in Labor Market 1 2 0
    Percent Not in Labor Market 20.00% 28.60% 0.00%
    Available for Employment

    2016 2017 2018
    Graduates Employed 3 6 5
    Percent of Graduates Employed 75.00% 85.70% 100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation 1 4 3
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 33.30% 66.70% 60.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 2 2 2
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 66.70% 33.30% 40.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 1 1 0
    Percent Seeking Employment 25.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.2 3.9 4
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 5 7 5
    Very Satisfied 1 6 5
    Percent Very Satisfied 20.00% 85.70% 100.00%
    Satisfied 4 1 0
    Percent Satisfied 80.00% 14.30% 0.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 5 9 5
    Preparation for Getting a Job 3 5 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 60.00% 55.60% 40.00%
    Career Change 1 2 0
    Percent Career Change 20.00% 22.20% 0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 1 0 1
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 2 1
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 22.20% 20.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 1
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 3 6 2
    Before Enrollment 0 2 0
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 33.30% 0.00%
    While Attending the College 1 1 1
    Percent While Attending the College 33.30% 16.70% 50.00%
    After Training at the College 2 3 1
    Percent After Training at the College 66.70% 50.00% 50.00%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2016 2017 2018
    Number of Employment Location Responses 4 6 5
    In College District 2 4 3
    Percent In College District 50.00% 66.70% 60.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 0 2 1
    Percent of In Wisconsin 0.00% 33.30% 20.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 0 0 1
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 0.00% 0.00% 20.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 2 0 0
    Percent Location Unknown 50.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2016 2017 2018
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 0 3 3
    Average Monthly Wage $3,277 $1,988
    Average Hourly Wage $19.05 $11.56
    Average Work Hours per Week 56 44 38
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 0
    Average Hourly Wage
    Average Work Hours per Week 16
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2018
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 10 116
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 12 76
    Total Jobs 22 192
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2018
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Mount Horeb Fire Dept Firefighter/EMT Mount Horeb
    Securitas Fire Marshall Belvidere IL
    Western Lakes Fire District Firefighter/EMT Oconomowoc

    * - Wisconsin TechConnectTM jobs are posted through a statewide consortium operated and funded by all 16 of the technical colleges in Wisconsin.

    ** - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    *** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    **** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu