Fire Protection Technician
Associate Degree
60 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

At Blackhawk, we understand our students have busy lives and hectic schedules which is why the college offers a variety of flexible learning options to best serve you. Learn more about all of our flexible class options here.

Several classes in this program are offered in one or more of the following formats:

What You’ll Learn

“Some people run from problems. Others run to them. We call them heroes.” – Unknown

Held up as heroes by many, firefighters risk their lives to save others and at Blackhawk Technical College we are proud to offer exceptional training opportunities in fire protection, fire prevention, and fire engineering that will prepare you for a career that focuses on saving lives.

Many people who pursue this career path work part-time or full time while they are in school. For that reason, this program offers students the chance to earn a degree through a wide range of learning options including online or face to face classes and flexible labs.

Hundreds of fire technicians in Rock and Green counties have graduated from BTC. The curriculum is intended to offer individuals professional and technical knowledge to make decisions regarding fire protection in both public and private domains. It also provides a stable foundation for continuous higher learning in fire protection, administration, and management or a career in sales and services with companies that manufacture and distribute fire protection equipment and related supplies.

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Median Wage


*based on EMSI Occupational Employment Statistics

Potential Careers

Fire Fighter
Fire Protection Technician
Fire Fighting Equipment Specialist/Sales
Fire Inspector
Fire Investigator
Fire Fighter EMT
Emergency Service Dispatcher

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.

Fire Protection Technician

Blackhawk Technical College offers a variety of options for students who want to achieve a four-year degree.

Existing transfer agreements

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

  • B.S. Public Safety Management


  • B.A.S. Fire & Emergency Response Management

Additional Program Information

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