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60 credit hours
     
There are two focus options in this degree, you must select ONE focus option and complete the courses in that option.
 
Focus Option 1: Basic firefighter Certification Focus Option (BFO)
Focus Option 2: Fire Officer Certification Focus Option (FOC)
     
FIRST YEAR  
First Semester  
ENGL 1301 Composition I
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities
(See Humanities / Fine Arts options)
GOVT 2306 Texas Government (Texas constitution and topics) 1
KINE 1100 Beginning Weight Training
MATH 1332 Contemporary Mathematics (Quantitative Reasoning)
    (See Mathematics options)
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
(See other Speech options)
 
Second Semester
Option 1: Basic Firefighter Certification (Select 12 credit hours from Technical Education Courses)
 
Option 2: Fire Officer Certification (Select 15 credit hours from Technical Education Courses)
 
Third Semester
Option 1: Basic Firefighter Certification
EMSP 1160 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician
(EMT Paramedic) - Basic 2
EMSP 1371 Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 2
EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician 2
 
Option 2: Fire Officer Certification (Select 12 credit hours from Technical Education Courses not already taken)
     
SECOND YEAR  
Fourth Semester
Option 1: Basic Firefighter Certification (12 credit hours from Basic Firefighter Certification not already taken)
 
Option 2: Fire Officer Certification (9 credit hours from Fire Officer Certification not already taken)
     
Fifth Semester
Option 1: Basic Firefighter Certification (11 credit hours from Basic Firefighter Certification not already taken)
 
Option 2: Fire Officer Certification (8 credit hours from Fire Officer Certification not already taken)
 
TECHNICAL EDUCATION COURSES FOR BFO AND FOC
FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection
FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I 3
FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service 
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 4
FIRT 1349 Fire Administration II 5
FIRS 2344 Driver/Operator - Pumper 6
FIRT 1391 Special Topics in Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician: Haz-Mat Technical Response 7
FIRT 1392 Special Topics in Fire Services Administration: Officer Leadership 8
FIRS 1491 Special Topics in Fire Science/Firefighting: Rope Rescue 9
     
OPTION 1:  BASIC FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATE
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV
FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII (Capstone)
     
OPTION 2:  FIRE OFFICER CERTIFICATE
FIRT 1442 Fire Officer I 10
FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I 11
FIRT 1443 Fire Officer II 12
FIRT 2307 Fire Instructor II 13
FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I (Capstone)
     
     
1. No substitutions
2. A student that has met the EMT-Basic certification has met the requirements for this course.
3. A student with Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) Basic Firefighter certification has met the requirements for this course.
4. A student with TCFP Fire Inspector I certification has met the requirements for this course.
5. A student with TCFP Fire Officer III certification has met the requirements for this course.
6. A student with TCFP Driver/Operator-Pumper certification has met the requirements for this course.
7. A student with TCFP Haz-Mat Technician certification or TCFP Incident Safety Officer and TCFP Haz-Mat Incident Commander certification has met the requirements for this course.
8. A student with TCFP Fire Officer IV certification has met the requirements for this course.
9. A student with Ropes Rescue I and II certificates of completion, or TCFP Fire Investigator certification has met the requirements for this course.
10. A student with TCFP Fire Officer I certification has met the requirements for this course.
11. A student with TCFP Fire Instructor I certification has met the requirements for this course.
12. A student with TCFP Fire Officer II certification has met the requirements for this course.
13. A student with TCFP Fire Instructor II certification has met the requirements for this course.
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