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2021 - 2022 Catalog
Program: Fire Protection Technology
Degree Plan: Fire Science Certificate

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit:

(Level 1 Certificate)

El Centro campus only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: C1.FIRE.SCIENCE.20

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 of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 3
FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry 1 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials 1 3
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics 1 3
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18