2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Program: Fire Protection Technology


FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY - FIRE/ARSON INVESTIGATION

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(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.ARSON

The Fire and Arson Investigation Certificate provides students with the technical and professional knowledge to prepare for a career in fire and arson investigation. The program is designed for students who desire employment and/or **certification as an Arson Investigator. All credits earned in this program may be applied toward the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fire Protection Technology.

**In order to be certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a Basic Arson Investigator, an individual must possess a current basic peace officer's license from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education or documentation that the individual is a federal law enforcement officer; hold a current commission as a peace officer with the employing entity for which the arson investigations will be done; and complete a commission approved basic fire investigation training program and successfully pass the commission examination.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigation 1 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 3
Semester Total 9
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials 1 3
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
FIRT 2333 Fire and Arson Investigation 2 3
Semester Total 9
Minimum Hours Required 18

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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FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

El Centro campus only

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

Degree Plan Code: AAS.FIRE.PROTECT.20

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.

OPTION 1: This degree option is ONLY for students:

  • Who DO NOT have Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certification or affiliation.
  • Who have not completed state approved Fire Fighting Training.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection OR 3
FIRT 1311 Fire Service Hydraulics (3)
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry 1 3
FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections 3
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics 1 3
+Electives Electives (two courses) 6
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
+++Elective Mathematics 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
+Elective Elective (one course) 3
++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 15
OPTION 1 Minimum Hours Required 60


Option 2: This degree option is only for students:

  • Who have completed state approved Fire Fighting Training.
  • Who are affiliated with a Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) certified training facility.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection OR 3
FIRT 1311 Fire Service Hydraulics (3)
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 3
ENGL 1301 Composition 1 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking OR (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry 1 3
FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections 3
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics 1 3
FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety 3
FIRS 1401 Firefighter Certification I ## 4
++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 19
Course Course Title Credit Hours
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician # 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) # 1
FIRS 1507 Firefighter Certification II ## 5
+++Elective Mathematics 3
++++Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
Semester Total 17
Course Course Title Credit Hours
FIRT 2380 Cooperative Education-Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician 3
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I ## 3
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III ## 3
Semester Total 9

OPTION 2 Minimum Hours Required 60


+Elective - must be selected from the following:

Course Course Title Credit Hours
BMGT 2303 Problem Solving and Decision Making 3
BMGT 2309 Leadership 3
CMDR 1309 Introduction to Conflict Dynamics 3
CMDR 1318 Introduction to Mediation 3
CMDR 1321 Introduction to Negotiation 3
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician# AND 5
EMSP 1160 Clinical-Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)# 1
FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigation 1 3
FIRT 1311 Fire Service Hydraulics 3
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials 1 3
FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection 3
FIRT 2333 Fire and Arson Investigation 2 3
SCIT 1307 Applied Human Anatomy/Physiology 1 3

++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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

++++Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

#Credit for these classes may be offered to students who hold Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification.

##Credit for these classes may be offered to students who hold Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Structure Fire Suppression certification.

NOTE: Both FIRT and FIRS rubric courses are WECM courses and MAY NOT transfer to a four-year program as part of the transferable credits for the four-year degree.

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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FIRE PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY - FIRE SCIENCE

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: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.

(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

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