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FIRT 1301 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fundamentals of Fire Protection
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Course Description: Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, related fields. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire and Arson Investigation I
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Course Description: Basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections
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Course Description: Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Administration I
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Course Description: Introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire services. Emphasis is on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Service Hydraulics
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Course Description: The use of water in fire protection. Application of hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Hazardous Materials I
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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.)


FIRT 1319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Firefighter Health and Safety
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Course Description: Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Building Construction in the Fire Service
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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.)


FIRT 1333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Chemistry I
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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. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


FIRT 1338 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Protection Systems
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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. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1349 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Administration II
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Prerequisite: FIRT 1309.
Course Description: In-depth study of fire service management as pertaining to budgetary requirements, administration, organization of divisions within the fire service, and relationships between the fire service and outside agencies. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 1353 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Legal Aspects of Fire Protection
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Course Description: Study of the rights, duties, liability concerns, and responsibilities of public fire protection agencies while performing assigned duties. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Instructor I
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Prerequisite: 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. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 2309 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I
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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.)


FIRT 2319 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire Chemistry II
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Prerequisite: FIRT 1333.
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., 1 Lab.)


FIRT 2333 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Fire and Arson Investigation II
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Prerequisite: FIRT 1303.
Course Description: Fire Investigation techniques and defense of findings in a court room setting. (3 Lec.)


FIRT 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cooperative Education - Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician
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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.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM 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.