Alamance Community College
2023 Calendar Year

Fire Protection Management

The Fire Protection Management Certificate is a 15-hour concentration under the curriculum title of Fire Protection Technology that has been specifically designed to prepare firefighters for mid-level management positions within the fire service. It provides professional development and career enhancement opportunities for those currently employed as well as those newly entering into fire service careers.

Completion of the certificate will prepare currently-employed students for promotion to or beyond the supervisory level and will be especially beneficial in those agencies requiring the certificate for promotion to certain levels. Courses taken toward completion of the certificate apply toward both the diploma, as well as to the Fire Protection Technology Associate in Applied Science degree.

Course work includes a writing course (ENG 111) and four FIP courses: Local Government Finance, Fire Service Supervision, Fire Service Personnel Administration, Fire Fighting Strategies.

Students entering for the certificate options are required to meet the same criteria for the diploma and the Fire Protection Technology associate's degree.

FIP-220 Fire Fighting Strategies 3 3
FIP-220   Fire Fighting Strategies PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course provides preparation for command of initial incident operations involving emergencies within both the public and private sector referenced in NFPA standards 1561, 1710, and 1720. Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident system as it relates to operations involving various emergencies in fire and non-fire situations.

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FIP-228 Local Government Finance 3 3
FIP-228   Local Government Finance PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course introduces local governmental financial principles and practices. Topics include budget preparation and justification, revenue policies, statutory requirements, audits, and the economic climate. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend the importance of finance as it applies to the operations of a department.

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FIP-240 Fire Service Supervision 3 3
FIP-240   Fire Service Supervision PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers supervisory skills and practices in the fire protection field. Topics include the supervisor's job, supervision skills, the changing work environment, managing change, organizing for results, discipline and grievances, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of effective fire service supervision, meeting elements of NFPA 1021.

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FIP-248 Fire Service Personnel Administration 3 3
FIP-248   Fire Service Personnel Administration PREREQUISITES and COREQUISITES • NONE

This course covers the basics of setting up and administering the personnel functions of fire protection organizations referenced in NFPA standard 1021. Emphasis is placed on human resource planning, classification and job analysis, equal opportunity employment, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, development, performance evaluation, and assessment centers. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the personnel function as it relates to managing fire protection.

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Semester Total 12 12