2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Fire Protection Technology
Degree Plan: Fire Science Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

El Centro only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet 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: C1.FIRE.SCIENCE

The Fire Science Certificate prepares the student to function 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. All credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate in Applied Sciences Degree in Fire Protection Technology.



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
+Elective MATH Elective 3


FIRT 1307 Fire Preventions Codes and Inspections 3
FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications OR 4
++Elective Any three-credit hour COSC course (3)


FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety 3
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I 3
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
PHIL 2306 Introduction to Ethics 3
Minimum Hours Required 39-40

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Mathematics.

++Elective - any three-credit hour COSC course.

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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