Fire Protection Technology

The Fire Protection Technology curriculum is designed to provide individuals with technical and professional knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection for both public and private sectors. It also provides a sound foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration and management. The degree program is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) program.

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

A degree along with national certification would make you a candidate for careers in such areas as municipal services, EMS, administration, prevention and operation, industrial fire safety, and code enforcement.

Hear from students and employers about why GTCC’s Fire Protection Technology program is so valuable.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dr. Rusty N Graham
Program Director, Fire Protection Technology
rngraham@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 50616

Tim Pitts, CFO, CTO
Instructor, Fire Protection Technology
tgpitts@gtcc.edu
336-334-4822 Ext. 50237

Financial aid is available through many sources including Titan Link, scholarships, and websites.

There are many careers in the fire service today. Some of the careers include:

  • Firefighter (Local Government, Contractor, Federal Government)
  • Engineer (Local Government, Contractor, Federal Government)
  • Fire Captain (Local Government, Contractor, Federal Government)
  • Fire Chief (Local Government, Contractor, Federal Government)
  • Fire Marshall (Local Government, Contractor, State Government, Federal Government)
  • Fire Investigator (Local Government, Contractor, State Government, Federal Government)
  • Emergency Manager (Local Government, Contractor, State Government, Federal Government)
  • City, Town, County Manager

We are more than happy to help you plan your career path and help ensure that you succeed in reaching your goals.

The Fire Protection Technology Program is available completely online.

Yes, we offer advanced standing for many of the courses offered through OSFM, NFA, and EMS. These courses will apply toward your degree.

GTCC’s Fire Protection Technology Student  Achievements
Year Graduates Students Employee with Public Safety Organizations Students enrolled in 4-year Universities Percentage of student either employed in Public Safety or Enrolling in 4-year Universities Students Promoted
2019-2020 14 14 2 100% 4
2018 - 2019 8 8 2 100% 3
2017-2018 11 10 4 90% 6