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2014 - 2015 Fire Academy Program Information

Also see, Fire Science


Program Options:
AAS – Basic Firefighter Certification
Certificate – Basic Firefighter



Collin College's Fire Academy is one of the most highly regarded programs in the state. Fire Academy graduates from Collin College can be found throughout Texas - all of them making a difference in their communities.

This certification program was developed to prepare students for a career as a professional firefighter. The Collin College Fire Academy meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for certification as a basic firefighter.

Many fire departments require applicants to complete basic firefighter training before they take a fire department entrance exam. Students accepted into the Fire Academy will also complete Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training for state certification. This program awards 29 credits.

Students are accepted into the Fire Academy on a competitive basis. Students interested in enrolling in the Fire Academy should contact the Fire Science Office at 972.548.6836. Fire Academy application packets may be printed from the Fire Science website: http://www.collin.edu/firescience or students may pick-up an application at either the Fire Science or Advising Office. Students may request to receive an application by mail.


FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES / CORE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS STATEMENT
Regulations governing this program require all applicants to meet specific functional abilities – some are without accommodations – for admission and / or successful completion of the program. The specific functional requirements are found in the Functional Abilities / Core Performance Standards documents provided in the program information and application packets. Students who think they may not be able to meet the functional standards and need accommodation are encouraged to contact the ACCESS department or Program Director as soon as this program is of interest.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS FOR FIREFIGHTER CERTIFICATION COURSES:

  • 18 years of age
  • Provide proof of high school graduation or GED
  • Complete Collin College application
  • Complete program application
  • Complete Compass Reading Diagnostic Test (Minimum score 75)
  • Compass Pre-Algebra Test (Minimum score 72)
  • Complete the physical ability exam and personal interview scheduled through the Program Director
  • Criminal history check
  • Applicant must be in academic good standing with a 2.0 or higher GPA

Registration is by permission only. Additional information may be obtained from the Fire Science/EMS Office, the Health Sciences, Biology and Chemistry Office or at the Fire Science website: http://www.collin.edu/firescience



AAS – Basic Firefighter Certification

70 – 71 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
First Semester

CHEM   1405       Introduction to Chemistry I 1
ENGL     1301       Composition I
FIRT      1301       Fundamentals of Fire Protection
MATH   1332       Math for Liberal Arts I2
PHED     1100       Beginning Weight Training 3
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication
                                (See Speech Options)

Second Semester

EMSP     1160       Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) – Basic 4
EMSP     1371       Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 4
EMSP     1501       Emergency Medical Technician 4
FIRT      1315       Hazardous Materials I
GOVT    2306       Texas Government (Texas constitution and topics)
PHIL      2306       Introduction to Ethics
                                (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

FIRS       1301       Firefighter Certification I
FIRS       1407       Firefighter Certification II
FIRS       1313       Firefighter Certification III
FIRS       1319       Firefighter Certification IV
FIRT      1327       Building Construction in the Fire Service


Second Semester
ENGL     2311       Technical and Business Writing
FIRS       1323       Firefighter Certification V
FIRS       1329       Firefighter Certification VI
FIRS       1433       Firefighter Certification VII (Capstone)
FIRT      1338       Fire Protection Systems
PSYC     2301       General Psychology5

1.  May substitute BIOL-1408
2.  May substitute MATH-1314, MATH-1316,
MATH-1324, MATH-1325,
      MATH-1342,MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414,MATH-2305, MATH-2312,
      MATH-2318,MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417
      or MATH-2419
3.  May substitute PHED-1102, PHED-1104,
PHED-1106, PHED-1111,
      PHED-1112,PHED-1114, PHED-1116, PHED-1117,PHED-1118, PHED-1120,
      PHED-1121,PHED-1126, PHED-1127, PHED-1131,PHED-1136, PHED-1137,
      PHED-1140,PHED-1147 or PHED-1148
4.  A student that has the EMT – Basic certification has met this requirement
5.  May substitute ANTH-2302, ANTH-2346,
ANTH-2351, ECON-1301,
      ECON-2301,ECON-2302, GOVT-2305, HIST-1301, HIST-1302, HIST-2301
     or
SOCI-1301



Certificate – Basic Firefighter
32 credit hours

First Semester
EMSP     1160       Clinical - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) – Basic 1
EMSP     1371       Introduction to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 1
EMSP     1501       Emergency Medical Technician 1
FIRS       1301       Firefighter Certification I
FIRS       1407       Firefighter Certification II
FIRS       1313       Firefighter Certification III


Second Semester
FIRS       1319       Firefighter Certification IV
FIRS       1323       Firefighter Certification V
FIRS       1329       Firefighter Certification VI
FIRS       1433       Firefighter Certification VII (Capstone)

1.   A student that has the EMT – Basic certificate has met this requirement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONTACT INFORMATION
Program Director:
Pat McAuliff
CPC - A206
972.548.6836



Academic Advisor:
Tori Hoffman
CPC - D117E
972.548.6779