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Fire Science Program

Beginning the spring of 2015, a minimum of Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT-B) will be a prerequisite for admission to the fire academy

Fire Science Degree

The AAS degree in Fire Science Technology is designed to build upon completion of the Fire Academy. Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy, students obtain 24 credit hours towards the degree.  Subsequent semesters in the degree plan include advanced courses that prepare students for first-level supervision in a fire service organization, i.e. Fire Officer. In addition, these courses assist firefighters in obtaining advanced certifications with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), which will enhance employment and promotional opportunities in a fire service career.

 


Degree Requirements

Total Credit Hours:60

First Year-First Semester

FIRS 1103FIRE FIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION

1 credit hour

EMSP 1160CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGY

1 credit hour

EMSP 1501EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

5 credit hours

VNSG 1420ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH

4 credit hours

CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:14

First Year- Second Semester

FIRS 1301FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I

3 credit hours

FIRS 1407FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION II

4 credit hours

FIRS 1313FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION III

3 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

FIRT 1301FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PROTECTION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Year- First Semester

FIRS 1319FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION IV

3 credit hours

FIRS 1323FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION V

3 credit hours

FIRS 1329FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VI

3 credit hours

PSYC 2301GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

OR

MATH 1342ELEMENTARY STATISTICAL METHODS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Year- Second Semester

ENGL 2311TECHNICAL & BUSINESS WRITING

3 credit hours

FIRT 1315HAZARDOUS MATERIAL I

3 credit hours

FIRT 1327BUILDING CONSTRUCTION IN THE FIRE SERVICE

3 credit hours

FIRT 1338FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

3 credit hours

FIRS 1333FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VII

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Fire Science Certificate

Certificate Requirements

Total Credit Hours:24

First Semester

EMSP 1160CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGY

1 credit hour

EMSP 1501EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

5 credit hours

VNSG 1420ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH

4 credit hours

FIRS 1301FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I

3 credit hours

FIRS 1407FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION II

4 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:17

Second Semester

FIRS 1313FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION III

3 credit hours

FIRS 1319FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION IV

3 credit hours

FIRS 1323FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION V

3 credit hours

FIRS 1329FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VI

3 credit hours

FIRS 1333FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION VII

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

Total Credit Hours: 24