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JCC offers New Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Jefferson Community College (JCC) now offers a Fire Protection Technology (FPT) certificate program for professional and volunteer firefighters who want to learn advanced skills in the area of firefighting but may not need a two year degree for their career path.

JCC’s FPT certificate program, designed for either full-time or part-time study, is comprised of 9 hours of fire protection courses, 18 hours of fire protection electives, and 3 credit hours of English. Courses are offered in day and evening formats.  There are no pre-requisites to enroll. Students who complete the FPT certificate program will have an understanding of the technology used for firefighting; the importance of safety in all phases of the fire service; and the organizational structure of the fire service. 

JCC also offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Fire Protection Technology for students interested in pursuing firefighting as a career path.  All coursework completed for the FPT certificate program may be applied to the degree program. Other public safety programs offered at JCC include a Paramedic certificate and A.A.S. program and a Criminal Justice associate of science (A.S.) program.  

Fall semester courses begin August 27 and prospective students are encouraged to begin the application process as soon as possible. Applying to JCC is free!

For more information about the Fire Protection Technology certificate program at JCC, contact Charles F. Ruggiero Jr., Education Coordinator for Public Safety/Fire Protection, at 315-786-2452 or