Printed on 8/10/2022

Program Availability *

Fire Protection Technician

Locations Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023 Fall 2023
Appleton

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$10,938.74*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$1,800.00*
Additional materials and supplies
$1,477.80*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Admissions

Skills Assessment

An academic skills assessment is required for admission into this program or the following: High School GPA of 2.75 or higher (last 10 years) OR provide completion of associate’s or higher degree OR; 165 or higher on your 2014 series GED tests OR; ACT OR SAT OR Accuplacer OR Companion OR Compass (last 3 years) to waive to the general education level; The cost of the Accuplacer assessment is $15; Catalog #: 94100100; Learn more at www.fvtc.edu/Assessment.

Additional Information

Proof of a valid driver's license is required for this program; submit through your MyFVTC.

A physical performed by FVTC’s Occupational Health provider must be completed before starting the program -Details on the physical are provided at new program student orientation and physicals conducted with other providers not affiliated with FVTC’s Occupational Health contract will not be accepted.

For a complete list of supplies students are required to purchase visit: www.fvtc.edu/firecost.

The Fire Protection program is offered in flexible formats; Students can either do the traditional day program, or if the student is currently on a department and hold Firefighter 1 and Driver/Operator certifications, there is a part-time evening option available

In the program, you will have the opportunity to complete certification training for the State of Wisconsin in Firefighter I, Fire Inspector I, and Driver/Operator-Pumper. The department offers opportunities to take Firefighter II, Fire Instructor I and Fire Officer I certification courses.  Hazardous Materials Awareness, Operations and Technician level is ProBoard certified.  You will receive training in rope rescue, confined space rescue, and trench rescue to the Technician level. You will also receive EMT-Basic certification training while completing your associate degree.

A criminal background check and drivers license history will be required for this program.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply critical thinking skills to both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Apply incident management and mitigation skills to emergency incidents
  • Communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and through written documentation with clients, coworkers, other agencies, and supervisors
  • 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
  • Meet professional fire and EMS credentialing standards
  • Perform fire prevention activities including preplanning, public education, inspection, and investigation


Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738