Fire Protection & Safety Technology - FPST

Middlesex Community College

For Credit? Yes

Credential(s): Associate's Degree

Program Description:

The Fire Protection & Safety Technology Associate in Science degree program provides the broad based, hands-on coursework for individuals presently working in a fire-science occupation, or those seeking employment in this field. Courses are offered on the Bedford and Lowell campuses, local fire stations, and online. The program provides for a variety of careers in this field: firefighter at the city, town and state levels; military and airport facilities; departmental or regional positions; opportunities to work in fire investigation, or the state Fire Marshal’s office; and emergency medical services, where firefighters and medical technicians work closely together. There are also opportunities within the business and industrial area, such as: hazardous materials, fire insurance-claim investigation, fire protection engineer, hospital fire safety, fire prevention inspector, and work with National Fire Protection Association in fire investigation, publishing and establishing standards.

Percent Online


A program that is less than 100% online might require offline interaction, such as in-person exams or labs. Contact the college for more info!

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