SUNY Jefferson

Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Program Type: Career, 1-year
Delivery: On-campus 
Personal Interests: Public service, security and protection
Skills development: Emergency planning, fire fighting
Career Options: Public service, government
Program Code: HEGIS 5507

Giving back to your community

Public safety is a major concern in our society, and Jefferson Community College recognizes the need to support our community in an area that directly impacts public safety - Fire Protection Technology. This certificate provides you a direct path into an entry into either the paid or volunteer firefighting profession, or for those already serving in such capacities.

This program offers:

  • Preparation to be a fire fighter - paid or volunteer
  • Emergency management skills developed
  • Learn from and connect with local professionals
  • Access to  job and volunteer opportunities

What you can expect to learn 

Graduating from the Fire Protection Technology Certificate program you will be able to:

  • Prepare written material in a fire service setting
  • Read, understand and interpret written information
  • Apply written information in the form of incident reports, policies, procedures, directives, etc., to situations that are similar to experiences faced in the fire protection system
  • Communicate effectively
  • Understand the organized structure of fire protection agencies

Jobs that matter

Safeguarding individuals and property from fires offers rewarding career opportunities to people with many and varied skills. Firefighters use their skills to respond to emergencies in many settings. No matter the location, your performance matters.

Going beyond the certificate

You can start with the certificate and move to the two-year degree easily in Fire Protection Technology.


Degree requirements for Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Required Courses (12 credit hours)

ENG 100: College Composition or ENG 101 – Research and Composition 
FPT 101: Principles of Emergency Services 
FPT 102: Building Construction for Fire Protection 
FPT 108: Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 

Fire Protection Technology Electives (FPT) (18 credit hours) 


TOTAL 30 credit hours

Program contacts

Paul Alteri
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
palteri@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2442

Charles Ruggiero
Instructor of Criminal Justice
cruggiero@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2452

Application and Admissions Information
Enrollment Services
Jules Center, building 6, suite 6-010
admissions@sunyjefferson.edu
(315) 786-2437 or toll free 1-888-435-6522