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FIRT  1301  Fundamentals of Fire Protection

Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, and related fields. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  1315  Hazardous Materials I

The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials.  Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

FIRT  1327  Building Construction in the Fire Service

Components of building construction that relate to life safety.  Includes relationship of construction elements and building design impacting fire spread in structures.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

FIRT  1338  Fire Protection Systems

Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements. Must be a certified firefighter to enroll in this course. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  1349  Fire Administration II

In-depth study of fire service management as pertaining to budgetary requirements, administration, organization of divisions within the fire service, and the relationships between the fire service and outside agencies. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  1391  Special Topics in Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 3 credit hours. (W)

Haz-Mat Technical Response
Advanced skills for safe and effective mitigation of hazardous material and other complex incidents. Topics address all types of transportation and fixed facility emergencies consistent with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1072. Prerequisite: Proof of Basic Firefighter certification or Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

 

FIRT  1392  Special Topics in Fire Services Administration

Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency. 3 credit hours. (W)

Officer Leadership
Course focused on fire executive management with emphasis on budgeting, human resources, emergency service delivery, planning, current events, and risk management in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021. Prerequisite: FIRT 1443 or proof of Fire Officer II certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.

 

FIRT   1442  Fire Officer I

Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Officer I certification. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  1443  Fire Officer II

Meets the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Officer II certification.  Prerequisites:  FIRT 1442 and FIRT 2305, or consent of Program Director.  4 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  2305  Fire Instructor I

Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification. Prerequisite:  Student must show proof of Basic Firefighter Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), or consent of Program Director. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  2307  Fire Instructor II

Development of individual lesson plans for a specific topic including learning objectives, instructional aids, and evaluation instruments.  Includes techniques for supervision and coordination of activities of other instructors to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor II certification.  Prerequisite:  FIRT 2305 or consent of Program Director.  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

FIRT  2309  Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of staffing and equipment to mitigate the emergency. Must be a certified firefighter to enroll in this course. Prerequisite: Consent of Program Director. 3 credit hours. (W)

 

FIRT  2351  Company Fire Officer

A capstone course covering fire ground operations and supervisory practices. Includes performance evaluation of incident commander, safety officer, public information officer, and shift supervisor duties. 3 credit hours. (W)

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