Fire Protection Technician

77%

Employed

77% of our recent graduates got a job in the industry.

88%

Student Satisfaction

88% of our recent graduates report they are satisfied with their Madison College education.

Associate Degree

Program Number: 105032

Credits: 64

Area of Study: Law, Protective and Human Services

Delivery Method: Online and In Person Options

Program completed 100% online or 100% in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $8,472.90
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$981.32
Other Costs
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$260.00
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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.

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.

Fire Protection Technician Program
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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

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates141515
    Number of Surveys Sent141515
    Number of Surveys Returned959
    Percent of Surveys Returned64.30%33.30%60.00%
    Available for Employment759
    Percent Available for Employment77.80%100.00%100.00%
    Not in Labor Market200
    Percent Not in Labor Market22.20%0.00%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed659
    Percent of Graduates Employed85.70%100.00%100.00%
    Employed in Related Occupation437
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation66.70%60.00%77.80%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation222
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation33.30%40.00%22.20%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment100
    Percent Seeking Employment14.30%0.00%0.00%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.943.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses759
    Very Satisfied (4)653
    Percent Very Satisfied85.70%100.00%33.30%
    Satisfied (3)105
    Percent Satisfied14.30%0.00%55.60%
    Unsatisfied (2)001
    Percent Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%11.10%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)000
    Percent Very Unsatisfied0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses959
    Preparation for Getting a Job527
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job55.60%40.00%77.80%
    Career Change200
    Percent Career Change22.20%0.00%0.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills011
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills0.00%20.00%11.10%
    Preparation for Further Education211
    Percent Preparation for Further Education22.20%20.00%11.10%
    Personal Interest010
    Percent Personal Interest0.00%20.00%0.00%
    Other000
    Percent Other0.00%0.00%0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses629
    Before Enrollment202
    Percent Before Enrollment33.30%0.00%22.20%
    While Attending the College113
    Percent While Attending the College16.70%50.00%33.30%
    After Training at the College314
    Percent After Training at the College50.00%50.00%44.40%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses659
    In College District438
    Percent In College District66.70%60.00%88.90%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District210
    Percent of In Wisconsin33.30%20.00%0.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin011
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.00%20.00%11.10%
    Employer Location Unknown000
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count335
    Average Monthly Wage$3,277 $1,988 $2,131
    Average Hourly Wage$19.05 $11.56 $12.39
    Average Work Hours per Week443868.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count01
    Average Hourly Wage$13.00
    Average Work Hours per Week1622
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Cambridge Area EMS Advanced EMT Cambridge
    Oregon Fire Department Firefighter/EMT Oregon
    Ryan Bros Ambulance EMT-Basic
    Truax Fire Dept Assistant Fire Chief
    US Navy Volunteer Firefighter Norfolk VA
    Verona Fire Dept Fire Fighter Verona

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    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

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