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Degree Plans - Fire Protection Technology - Fire Protection Technology AAS (Archived)

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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

El Centro only

CVC-Closed January 1, 2011.

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FIRE.PROTECT

The Associate Degree Program in Fire Protection Technology integrates professional firefighting technical skills related to the everyday demands of the profession with academic and fire science courses covering fire service organization, strategy and tactics, fire codes and alarm and extinguishing systems, to provide graduates with the necessary ancillary knowledge to advance into supervisory and/or management level positions. The program is designed for students employed or those who desire employment in the fire service.



FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection 3
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)


FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I 3
FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections 3
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I 3
ENGL 1302 Composition II 3
GOVT 2301 American Government 3


FIRT 1311 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
+Elective Fire Protection Elective 3
+Elective Fire Protection Elective 3
++MATH course 3-4
+++Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3


FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
+Elective Fire Protection Elective 3
PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR 4
++++COSC course (3-4)
+++++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Minimum Hours Required 60-62

+Fire Protection Elective - must be selected from the following:

FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigation I 3
FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I 3
FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety 3
FIRT 1349 Fire Administration II 3
FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection 3
FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I 3
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I 3
FIRT 2319 Fire Chemistry II 3
FIRT 2333 Fire and Arson Investigation II 3

++MATH Course - students must select a Mathematics course from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Mathematics.

+++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Social/Behavioral Science.

++++COSC Course - any 3-4 credit hour COSC course.

+++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the DCCCD Core Curriculum for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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