Program Outcomes (FPET)
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- Define fire detection and fire suppression systems.
- Differentiate between active and assive fire protection systems.
- Designs and drafts plans and estimates costs for installation of fire protection systems for facilities and structures, applying knowledge of drafting, physical science, engineering principles, and fire protection codes.
- Analyze blueprints and specifications prepared by architect to determine dimensions of system to meet fire protection codes.
- Determine design and size of system components, using calculator or computer.
- Draft detailed drawing of system to ensure conformance to specifications and applicable codes.
- Identify alarm system components and their operations.
- Interpret the protection system design for on-site installation, operation, and maintenance of fire protection systems.
- Design and diagram a wet and dry fire protection system.
- Analyze the causes of fire to determine extinguishing agents and methods.
- Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire. Demonstrate the importance of public education in relation to fire prevention.
- Identify the systems and equipment used in the control and suppression of fire.
- Apply the theoretical principles of the chemistry and physics of fire, and hydraulics to define water supply demands.
- Write cogent reports and documention in appropriate formats.
- Understand the structural (static and dynamic) properties of buildings.
In addition, the following college-wide learning outcomes reflect the guiding expectations of all programs at Bates Technical College:
- Human Diversity
- Effective Communication
- Critical Thinking