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Protective Services Education Building 100
1701 Pearson Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-5400
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Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Fire Protection Technician

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105032

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


Admission

To Apply
 

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

In-person Program         Online Program

  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
     
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

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 2019-2020 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.

First Semester

10-503-143

3 credits


10-503-144

3 credits


10-503-191

2 credits


10-531-102

2 credits


10-531-103

3 credits


10-801-195

3 credits


Second Semester

10-503-100

5 credits


10-503-154

2 credits


10-801-196

3 credits


10-804-134

3 credits


10-809-199

3 credits


Third Semester

10-503-151

4 credits


10-503-195

3 credits


10-801-197

3 credits


10-809-197

3 credits


 

elective

1


Fourth Semester

10-503-156

4 credits


10-503-157

3 credits



10-503-193

3 credits


10-503-194

3 credits


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

 

  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    61
    Tuition
    $8326.50
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1011.14
    Other Costs
    $260.00
    Total Estimated Program Costs:
    (book costs not included)
    $9597.64
  • 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