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fire protection technician
why choose fire protection technician?
- combine your skills with clear thinking and quick action to help protect the public against threats to safety and property.
- a great career for people with strong organization and teamwork.
- the constant changes and growing complexities of modern life and the environment are increasing demand for college-trained people in the fire-service field.
- interested in earning a bachelor’s degree? for transfer opportunities, visit mstc.edu/transfer.
wisconsin rapids campus
500 32nd street north
wisconsin rapids, wisconsin 54494
length of program: two years
start dates: fall
start at any time or location by taking general education courses
what you'll learn
firefighters are known for taking quick action and performing under pressure, and mid-state's fire protection technician program prepares students to be successful in this challenging role. graduates learn the knowledge and techniques needed to save life and property during fires, medical emergencies, and other hazards.
this program will expose you to realistic simulations, inside and outside the classroom. you will train on our state-of-the-art burn tower, fire engines, and other high-tech equipment. developed in partnership with local fire departments, this program ensures you have a competitive edge when starting your career, and local demand for highly skilled firefighters is rising.
certain courses in mid-state's fire protection technician program prepare students to obtain state certification to be employed/practice in the state of wisconsin. the college does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states.
estimated entire program cost
cost based on the 2020/2021 academic calendar year.
- Tuition & Fees: $9,994.22
- books: $1,387.30
- supplies, uniforms, and/or exams: $370.00
- total estimated cost: $11,751.52
financial aid eligibility
this program is eligible for full financial aid.
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brandon hageman, aas, bas
in addition to a bachelor’s degree in fire and emergency response management from the university of wisconsin–oshkosh, brandon also holds a variety of fire and emergency services certifications as well as an e-learning and online teaching graduate certificate. he started his career as a firefighter/emt after serving four years in the us navy as an aircraft mechanic. brandon has also served as a paid-on-call firefighter/emt for the city of fitchburg, wisconsin, and a career firefighter/emt with the city of rochester, minnesota. to keep current with knowledge, skills, and abilities, he currently serves as a paid-on-call firefighter/emt with the village of plover.
“the words of christa l. walcksum up my approach to teaching: ‘the teaching life is the life of the explorer, the creator, constructing the classroom for free exploration...”
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take the next step
"before this program, many firefighters we hired were from outside the area. this new mid-state program will give us a local source of quality firefighters.”
choose your path
career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.
transfer • dual credit • credit for prior learning