Fire Protection Technology Certificate
SUNY Jefferson
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Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Person inspecting fire extinguishers

The college is not accepting applications for this program at this time.

Program Highlights

  • Program Type: Career, 1-year
  • Delivery: On-campus
  • Personal Interests: Public service, security and protection
  • Skill Building: 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.



Contact Enrollment Services for Application and Admissions Information

Jules Center 6-010 (ground level)
(315) 786-2437, fax (315) 786-2349 or toll free (888) 435-6522

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday


Going beyond the certificate

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


Gainful Employment

Undergraduate certificate in Fire Protection

This program is designed to be completed in 1 year

This program will cost $7,260 for in-state tuition, fees, books and supplies/$12,180 for out-of-state tuition, fees, books and supplies if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.

Of the students who completed this program within normal time, the typical graduate leaves with a median loan debt of:
Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. This number has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

The following States do not have licensure requirements for this profession:
New York State

For more information about graduation rates, loan repayment rates, and post-enrollment earnings about this institution and other postsecondary institutions please visit:


Requirements for the Fire Protection Technology Certificate

Effective Fall 2014

Core Requirements (12 credit hours)
Core Requirements (12 credit hours) Credit Hours
ENG 100: College Composition or
ENG 101: Research and Composition
FPT 101: Principles of Emergency Services 3
FPT 102: Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FPT 108: Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
Fire Protection Technology Elective Requirements (FPT)
Fire Protection Technology Elective Requirements (FPT) (18 credit hours) Credit Hours
 Choose Approximately Six Fire Protection Electives  18

Total Credit Hours 30


Program Contacts

Dr. Leah Deasy

Chair of the School of Public Services
(315) 786-6568

Dr. Mark Streiff

Interim Associate Vice President for Liberal Arts Division 
(315) 786-6542

Stephen Sullivan

(315) 767-3071