Fire Protection Engineering Technology

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Downtown Campus

Ron Greenman
Instructor
253.680.7346

Dan Eberle
Career Advisor
253.680.7010

To schedule an advising appointment, call 253.680.7002.

Location Downtown Campus
Hours Mon - Fri, 7:15 a.m.  - 2:45 p.m.

Fire Protection student


Fire protection engineering technicians design and service fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and other types of in-place detection and suppression systems. The program is supplemented by preparation for NICET examinations, enabling students to choose from three career paths: Automatic Sprinkler Layout, Fire Alarm/Suppression Systems Layout, and Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance.

Program Length: Six quarters (approximate)

Associate of Technology Degree: 109 Credits
Certificate of Competency: 109 Credits
Associate of Applied Science-Transfer Degree: 119 Credits

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (AT Degree) CREDITS
100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
(Certificate of Competency)
90+ Level Human Relations
90+ Level Communications
90+ Level Mathematics
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (AAS-T Degree)
100+ Level Human Relations
100+ Level Communications
100+ Level Mathematics
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An AAS-T Degree is directly transferable by an articulation agreement with The Evergreen State College. A transferring student will enter The Evergreen State College as an upper classman but will primarily enroll in lower division, general education coursework. Upon completion the student will be eligible for a Bachelors of Technology Degree.

REQUIRED COURSEWORK (CORE) CREDITS

FPET 101 Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering
FPET 103 Research Methods
FPET 107 Alarm and Suppression System Design
FPET 112 Sprinkler Design I
FPET 114 Inspection and Testing *
FPET 117 Fire Protection Project/Applications I
FPET 118 Applied Math and Fire Science II
FPET 119 Applied Math and Fire Science III
FPET 120 Fire Protection Project/Applications II
FPET 122 Building Construction
FPET 123 Applied Math and Fire Science I
FPET 124 Design Seminar
FPET 125 Drafting Fundamentals I
FPET 126 Codes and Standards
FPET 127 The Practice of Fire Protection
FPET 128 Drafting Fundamentals II
FPET 129 Calculations Seminar
FPET 130 Drafting Fundamentals III
FPET 200 Codes and Standards - Applications
FPET 206 Practical Applications II-Commissioning
and Inspections *
FPET 231 Projects I
FPET 232 Projects II
FPET 233 Projects III
FPET 234 Projects IV
FPET 235 Practical Applications I-Design

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* Students may substitute any or all of these courses with a work-based learning component for a total of 7 credits.

Certificate of Training: 43 Credits

REQUIRED COURSEWORK CREDITS

FPET 101 Introduction to Fire Protection Engineering
FPET 107 Alarm and Suppression System Design
FPET 114 Inspection and Testing *
FPET 121 Project Contracts
FPET 126 Codes and Standards
FPET 200 Codes and Standards - Applications
FPET 206 Practical Applications II-Commissioning
and Inspections *
FPET 210 Notification Integration
FPET 211 Inspection and Testing - Advanced
FPET 212 Sprinkler Equipment and Systems
FPET 214 Special Systems and Equipment
FPET 216 Special Hazards Systems
FPET 217 Notification Appliance and Monitoring Applications
FPET 218 Detection Systems

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*This course may be substituted with a work-based learning component.