Fire protection specialists are skilled in the latest techniques in fire control, prevention and property protection.
The University of Akron offers the only fire protection technology program in Ohio accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
You are encouraged to participate in a full-time, 15-week internship with a cooperating fire department or other fire protection agency. You will gain firsthand, on-the-job training in the field and earn elective credits upon successful completion of the program.
Interact with other fire protection technology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
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A degree in fire protection technology opens the door to a wide range of career opportunities in municipal, industrial, state, federal and private fire protection agencies.
Fire fighting continues to be a sought-after career choice for many men and women, and opportunities continue to perform this essential public service continue to grow.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: