Degree Plans - Fire Protection Technology - Fire Protection Technology AAS
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(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)
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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.
+Fire Protection Elective - must be selected from the following:
++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.
++++Elective - any three-credit hour COSC course
+++++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.
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.
The following courses will be given as non-transferable credit to students who have successfully met the requirements for becoming certified in basic structure fire suppression as set forth in the Standards Manual for Fire Protection Personnel, Section 423.3 - Minimum Standards for Basic Structure Fire Protection Personnel Certification. A student must meet all registration requirements set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the colleges of the Dallas County Community College District. A student must file a Fire Protection Technology degree plan with the college and successfully complete at least six (6) hours of Fire Protection Technology courses prior to applying for non-transferable academic credit. The credit awarded will not be assigned a grade, but will be recorded as "credit awarded":
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.