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Fire Science
2014 - 2015 Fire Science Program Information

Also see, Fire Academy



Program Options:
AAS – Fire Officer Certification
Certificate – Fire Officer
MSAA – Fire Officer Candidate




The firefighter with a well-balanced educational background will be better prepared to serve and protect the community. Collin’s Fire Science program is designed to give current and future Fire Officers the certifications and experience necessary for effective decision-making and leadership skills in the fire department. Students acquire the technical knowledge needed to combat the fire problems created by modern living and develop leadership skills required of the Fire Officer. The program meets the requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Students certified in Texas as a Basic Firefighter are eligible to take the State Certification Exams for Fire Instructor I, II; and Fire Officer I, II after successfully completing selected courses in the Fire Officer Certificate program. Fire Fighters interested in enrolling in the Fire Officer Certification program should contact the Fire Science Office at 972.548.6836.

Full-time, full-paid firefighters employed by any political subdivision or active volunteer firefighters meeting the firefighter exemption criteria enrolled in the Fire Science courses within Collin’s Fire Science program may be exempt from paying tuition and laboratory fees for select credit courses.

Students planning to transfer to a college or university should check with the Collin academic advisor prior to beginning this program.


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.

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 – Fire Officer Certification

62 - 65 credit hours


FIRST YEAR
First Semester

ECON    1301       Introduction to Economics 1
ENGL     1301       Composition I
FIRT      1301       Fundamentals of Fire Protection
MATH   1332       Math for Liberal Arts I 2
PHED     1100       Beginning Weight Training 3
PSYC     2301       General Psychology 4

Second Semester
CHEM   1405       Introduction to Chemistry I 5
FIRT      1315       Hazardous Materials I
GOVT    2306       Texas Government (Texas constitution and topics)
HUMA   1301       Introduction to Humanities I
                                (See Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
SPCH     1311       Introduction to Speech Communication
                                (See Speech Options)


SECOND YEAR
First Semester

ENGL     2311       Technical and Business Writing
FIRT      1327       Building Construction in the Fire Service
FIRT      1342       Fire Officer I
FIRT      2305       Fire Instructor I
FIRT      2309       Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

Second Semester
FIRT      1338       Fire Protection Systems
FIRT      1343       Fire Officer II
FIRT      1349       Fire Administration II
FIRT      2307       Fire Instructor II
FIRT      2351       Company Fire Officer (Capstone)

1.   May substitute ECON-2301 or ECON-2302
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, PHED-1148 or PHED-1338
4.   May substitute ANTH-2302, ANTH-2346, ANTH-2351, GOVT-2305, HIST-1301,
     HIST-1302, HIST-2301 or SOCI-1301
5.   May substitute BIOL-1408




Certificate – Fire Officer

18 credit hours

First Semester
FIRT      1342       Fire Officer I
FIRT      2305       Fire Instructor I
FIRT      2309       Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

Second Semester
FIRT      1343       Fire Officer II
FIRT      2307       Fire Instructor II
FIRT      2351       Company Fire Officer (Capstone)



MSAA – Fire Officer Candidate

9 credit hours

FIRT      1342       Fire Officer I
FIRT      2305       Fire Instructor I
FIRT      2309       Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

Note: Some of the courses in this award program may require prerequisites. Please check the course descriptions.

 

 

 

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

Fire Drill 2006-127
Contact Information
Program Director:
Pat McAuliff
CPC-A206
972.548.6836


Academic Advisor:
Tori Hoffman
CPC-D117E
972.548.6779


Department Website:
http://www.collin.edu/firescience