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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 Certificate

Basic Firefighter Certificate

Strider Floyd – Emergency Service Programs Coordinator

(940) 498-6254

sfloyd@nctc.edu

The Basic Fire Academy is designed to give the student a well-rounded education for a professional career in the fire service.

Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

·         Demonstrate the desirable qualities of a basic firefighter that contribute to high professional and ethical standards.  

·         Function effectively during high stress situations. Such situations may include physical exertion, austere environments, victim extrication, basic or advanced life support patient treatments, victim rescue, and fire suppression. 

·         Coordinate scene management during hazardous situations. 

·         Establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patients, victims, and the public. 

·         Concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care, rescue and fire incidents. 

Courses are taught through lecture, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through local fire departments.

Individuals interested in either the Basic Firefighter Certificate must attend an Advisement Session in order to be considered for admission. Once potential students have attended an Advisement Session, they will be required to complete the PAX test. The top 25 highest scores from the PAX test will be accepted into the program.

Potential students who wish to gain admission to the Basic Firefighter Programs must complete the following:

·         Attend an Advisement Session

·         Take the PAX Test

 

Once accepted to the program of their choice, the student must complete the following:

·         Submit Application for Admission to NCTC with official transcripts

·         Criminal Background Check

·         Immunizations

·         Drug Screen

·         Physical

·         Physical Agility Exam Waivers

·         CPR Certification (Healthcare Provider only)

 

Criteria for enrolling into the Fire program:

·         Must have a social security number.

·         Must be at 18 years old.

·         Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.

·         Must have medical insurance (can be purchased through agencies that work with NCTC.

 

The Basic Fire Academy program is provided in both day and night class settings.  The Day Class is designed to take 1 semester to complete and the Night Class is designed to take 2 semesters.  Both class options are comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study. 

Certificate Requirements

Total Credit Hours:22

First Semester

FIRS 1103FIRE FIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION

1 credit hour

FIRS 1301FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I

3 credit hours

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

FIRT 2188INTERNSHIP-FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

EMSP 1160CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGY

1 credit hour

EMSP 1501EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

5 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:6

Fire Science Degree

Strider Floyd – Emergency Service Programs Coordinator

(940) 498-6254

sfloyd@nctc.edu

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) – Fire Science degree is designed for individuals employed in fire service who want to further enhance their career through expanded experience and/or education:

Following successful completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the desirable qualities of a basic firefighter that contribute to high professional and ethical standards.  
  • Function effectively during high stress situations. Such situations may include physical exertion, austere environments, victim extrication, basic or advanced life support patient treatments, victim rescue, and fire suppression. 
  • Coordinate scene management during hazardous situations. 
  • Establish rapport with first responders, agencies, patients, victims, and the public. 
  • Concisely document through written and oral communications, events relative to the provision of emergency care, rescue and fire incidents. 

Courses are taught through lecture, written assignments, skills demonstrations, and hands-on training. Clinical experiences and Internships are completed through local fire departments.

Individuals interested in either the Basic Firefighter Certificate must attend an Advisement Session in order to be considered for admission. Once potential students have attended an Advisement Session, they will be required to complete the PAX test. The top 25 highest scores from the PAX test will be accepted into the program.

Potential students who wish to gain admission to the Basic Firefighter Programs must complete the following:

  • Attend an Advisement Session
  • Take the PAX Test

 

Once accepted to the program of their choice, the student must complete the following:

  • Submit Application for Admission to NCTC with official transcripts
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Immunizations
  • Drug Screen
  • Physical
  • Physical Agility Exam Waivers
  • CPR Certification (Healthcare Provider only)

 

 

 

Criteria for enrolling into the Fire program:

  • Must have a social security number.
  • Must be at 18 years old.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a GED.
  • Must have medical insurance (can be purchased through agencies that work with NCTC.

 

This degree can be completed either completely face-to-face or through a mix of face-to-face classes and online classes.

 

Degree Requirements

Total Credit Hours:40

First Year First Semester

FIRS 1103FIRE FIGHTER AGILITY AND FITNESS PREPARATION

1 credit hour

FIRS 1301FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION I

3 credit hours

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

FIRT 2188INTERNSHIP-FIRE PROTECTION AND SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

Total Credit Hours:16

First Year Second Semester

ARTSCREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

EMSP 1160CLINICAL - EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN/TECHNOLOGY

1 credit hour

EMSP 1501EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

5 credit hours

FIRT 1319FIREFIGHTER HEALTH & SAFETY

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

Second Year First Semester

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

FIRT 1307FIRE PREVENTION CODES & INSPECTIONS

3 credit hours

FIRT 1309FIRE ADMINISTRATION I

3 credit hours

MATH 1314COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3 credit hours

PSYC 2301GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12

Second Year Second Semester

FIRT 1329BUILDING CODES & CONSTRUCTION

3 credit hours

FIRT 1333FIRE CHEMISTRY

3 credit hours

FIRT 1338FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

3 credit hours

GOVT 2305FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (Federal constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

OR

GOVT 2306TEXAS GOVERNMENT (Texas constitution & topics)

3 credit hours

FIRT 2309FIREFIGHTING STRATEGIES & TACTICS

3 credit hours