Mar 03, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Fire Technology and Administration, AS (FTAD-AS)

Location(s): Gateway, Naugatuck Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The program in Fire Technology and Administration trains and educates competent leaders in fire protection, prevention, and administration. It also provides training and education for insurance companies and industries involved in fire prevention and protection.

Fire Technologists work in career and volunteer fire departments; local, state, and federal government agencies; industry, architectural and construction firms, and insurance organizations. They must recognize the need for fire prevention activities, the necessity of educating both children and adults in fire safety, and the importance of enforcing fire prevention codes. Because fire technologists encounter a broad spectrum of problems and must be well versed in many subjects, the work of the fire technologist is seldom routine.

The Associate in Science degree in Fire Technology and Administration aligns with the National Fire Academy (NFA) standardized fire science courses.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates of the program will:

  • Understand fire protection and emergency services; and career opportunities in fire protection and related fields.
  • Explain theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled including how building construction and pre-planning relates to firefighter and life safety.. 
  • Describe the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives.
  • Describe inspection practices and procedures and identify and describe the professional qualifications for fire marshal, plan examiner, fire inspector, fire and life safety educator, and fire investigator
  • Discuss the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations.
  • Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures

In addition, the graduate will complete the comprehensive learning outcomes identified with the General Education Core.