The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
Fire Protection Engineering Technician
|Overview:||Fire protection engineering technicians assist in the design of buildings and structures to assure resistance and protection from fire. They specify building materials and layouts that reduce fire hazards. They inspect burned buildings to determine fire causes.|
|Duties:||Applies guidelines specified by engineers to the construction of buildings that are resistant to fire. Specifies construction materials and building layouts.
Inspects buildings to determine if construction and equipment such as electrical systems, heating systems, machinery, etc. satisfy fire codes and laws.
Examines burnt-out buildings to diagnose the cause of the fire and what steps should have been taken to avoid the fire.
Establishes whether building fires were caused by arson and whether they were violations of building construction and codes and laws.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Engineering Science
|Job Outlook:||Employment of fire prevention engineering technician is expected to grow as fast as average through 2018 as population growth leads to new construction requiring fire prevention safety design.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$29,000 to $33,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires an Associate Degree from a 2 year or community college.|
|Additional Training/Education:||An associate degree in engineering technology and construction sciences is the usual educational requirement for an entry position in this occupation. Courses in architectural design, materials science and computer-aided design will strengthen your credentials.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.