To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/fire-protection-technician/
Program Number: 10-503-2
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fire Protection Technician Courses - Horicon; General Education Courses - Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend, Online
This program is eligible for financial aid
NOTE: Students can be accepted into the program beginning January 2024. General education courses can be taken beginning Spring 2024. Fire Protection Technician courses will start in Fall 2024.
Learn the latest fire-prevention and fire-fighting techniques in the classroom and through simulation and live fire real-life situations.
About the Program
The Fire Protection Technician Associate of Applied Science degree at Moraine Park gives students an in-depth look at the protection of life, property and the environment through fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation and emergency medical services. Through realistic classroom simulation, live fire hands-on experience, you will master the knowledge and techniques to save property and lives.
What You'll Learn
Students will learn the latest in fire-prevention and fire-fighting techniques in the classroom and through simulation and live fire real-life situations.
Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.
Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.
The WTCS Fire Service Education Office provides third party IFSAC accredited certification according to the most recent, applicable NFPA standard in 5 categories at 10 different levels. Certification entails, after satisfying certain prerequisites, passing the certification process for a given category and level. The opportunity to achieve IFSAC certification is available in Fire Fighting Principles for Fire Fighter 1 and Hazmat Awareness and Operations for Hazmat Operations. This can be achieved through the successful completion of classroom instruction. After the instruction, written and practical certification exams must be taken and successfully completed. (IFSAC standards for certification standard apply)
Standard Admissions steps details
This program also requires:
- Health Requirements
- Criminal Background Check
Credit for Prior Learning
Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:
- Previous college coursework from prior institutions
- Military training and experience
- Passing of MPTC or national exams
- Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences
Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.
- $146.20 per credit (resident)
- $219.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Associate of Arts/Associate of Science
- $188.90 per credit (resident)
- $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)
Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
- $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
- $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
- $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee
Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.
Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.
While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.
Students who complete this program, will meet educational requirements needed to be eligible to test for State Firefighter Certification and National Registry for Emergency Medical Technician.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates