The Fire Protection Technology program, a collaborative effort between Mohawk Valley Community College and the Utica Fire Academy, provides the education and training necessary to function in the delivery of emergency fire service, fire protection and safety. Students are required to take 38 credit hours of coursework at MVCC and successfully complete more than 500 hours of rigorous training at the Utica Fire Academy at 1320 Bleecker Street.
Students must meet the criteria established by the Academy prior to being accepted into this program, and are responsible for passing national and state credentialing exams.
Students in the Fire Protection Technology program are eligible for scholarships, including the Elbert Stillwaggon Memorial Scholarship, which was created by the New York Propane Gas Association (NYPGA) to honor two full-time students in the Fire Protection Technology A.A.S. program who have completed at least 24 credits at the end of the spring semester and have a GPA of at least 2.5.