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New Program at SCC in Fire Protection

Grad Ad Web FOAn exciting new program will begin at Sandhills Community College fall semester 2018. The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in the technical, managerial, and leadership areas necessary for advancement within the fire protection community and related firefighting industries, and to provide currently employed firefighters with knowledge and skills often required for promotional consideration.
Course work will include diverse fire protection subject areas, including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, fire ground strategies and tactics, and local government finance and laws, as they apply to emergency services management. Emphasis includes understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management; and relevant research, communications, and leadership methodologies.
The college will award an Associate in Applied Science in Fire Protection Technology degree.
Employment opportunities exist with fire departments, governmental agencies, industrial firms, insurance rating organizations, and educational organizations.
This program offers many courses online or in a hybrid format in an effort to accommodate employed students and/or those with family responsibilities.
Sandhills Community College will offer credit for certifications earned through the Continuing Education Public Safety Fire Academy.
Fall semester 2018 begins on Wednesday, August 15. New students are encouraged to apply online at sandhills.edu and come to the college to discuss an academic plan with an advisor and take class placement tests if necessary. New student orientations are held on various dates and those completing orientation will then register for spring semester classes.

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