2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
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Course Number: FIRT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fundamentals of Fire Protection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, related fields. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire and Arson Investigation I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Service Hydraulics

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The use of water in fire protection. Application of hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Hazardous Materials I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighter Health and Safety

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Building Construction in the Fire Service

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Components of building construction that relate to life safety. Includes relationship of construction elements and building design impacting fire spread in structures. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Chemistry I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Chemical nature and properties of inorganic compounds as related to the fire service. Fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE)Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Protection Systems

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the rights, duties, liability concerns, and responsibilities of public fire protection agencies while performing assigned duties. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire Instructor I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Fire Fighter II Certification or prior instructor approval.
Course Description: Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the Texas Commission on Fire Protection requirements for Fire Instructor I certification. NOTE: This course may be offered ONLY by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of manpower and equipment to mitigate the emergency. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Fire and Arson Investigation II

This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: FIRT 1303.
Course Description: Fire Investigation techniques and defense of findings in a court room setting. (3 Lec.)


Course Number: FIRT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): ECC

Course Title: Cooperative Education - Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 20 Ext.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.