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OCC’s Fire Protection Technology degree is the only program in New York State to offer national firefighter certification, meaning graduates are eligible for firefighting careers throughout the country.
What You'll Learn
You'll learn about fire fighting tactics and strategies, including hazardous materials and their control, fire hydraulics, and safety management
Learn about fire fighting tactics and strategies, including hazardous materials and their control, fire hydraulics, and safety management. You’ll also learn about all areas of fire prevention and develop the critical skills necessary to handle the challenges and demands of fire protection. Coursework in science, math, and English round out your degree.
What It's Like
This is a demanding program that fosters a close-knit community among students.
Our ”bunk in" housing program, which offers free housing at a local volunteer fire station in exchange for emergency response staffing and light maintenance work, is open to all Fire Protection Technology students.
“Bunk in” participants are also enrolled as associate members of the North Syracuse Volunteer Fireman’s Association.
Where You'll Go
A combination of this A.A.S. degree in Fire Protection Technology, along with national certification, makes you an excellent candidate for careers in municipal services, EMS, fire prevention and operation, industrial fire safety, or code enforcement.