Degree Plans - Fire Protection Technology (AAS)

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Fire Protection is about creating, maintaining and providing a safer environment for society.

Our team at TJC offers some of the best fire protection instruction. All instructors are full-time, professional firefighters with approximately 200 cumulative years of experience in the fields of fire protection and prevention.

In our program you will learn basic training and education in fire and arson investigation practices and industrial emergency responses, as well as prepare to become firefighters and fire officers. With this degree, you can also pursue further academics in Fire Technology. Get real-world experience in the Tyler Fire Department’s cutting-edge training facilities.

Your training for building a safer tomorrow starts today, at TJC.

Catalog Year
2019-2020
Degree Type
AAS
Available Online
No
Available Hybrid
No
TSI
Complete
Degree Plan
Major Courses 45 Credits

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician OR

FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection

EMSP 1160 Clinical – Emergency Medical Tech. OR

FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

FIRS 1103 Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation OR

FIRT 1327 Building Construction in the Fire Service

FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I OR

FIRT 1311 Fire Service Hydraulics

FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II OR

CRIJ 1301 Introduction to Criminal Justice

FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III OR

FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems

FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV OR

FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I

FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V OR

FIRT 1305 Public Education Programs

FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI OR

FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I

FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII OR

FIRT 1349 Fire Administration II

FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I

FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigations I

FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections

FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety

FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

 
General Education Requirements 15 Credits
Every Associate of Applied Science degree plan must contain at least 15 semester hours of general education courses. At least one course must be taken from each of the following areas: humanities/fine arts (language, philosophy & culture/creative arts), social/behavioral science (social and behavioral sciences/American history/ government/political science), and natural science/ mathematics (life and physical sciences/mathematics). Major Courses: 45
General Education Requirements: 15
Total Semester Hours: 60

Recommended Course Sequence:

First Semester Credit Hours

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician OR FIRT 1301

5

EMSP 1160 Clinical – Emergency Medical Tech. OR FIRT 1353

1

FIRS 1103 Firefighter Agility & Fitness Prep. OR FIRT 1327

1
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I OR FIRT 1311 3

FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II OR CRIJ 1301

4
Second Semester Credit Hours

FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III OR FIRT 1338

3

FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV OR FIRT 1333

3

FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V OR FIRT 1305

3
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI OR FIRT 1315 3
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII OR FIRT 1349 4
Third Semester Credit Hours

FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I

3

FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigations I

3

FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3
MATH xxxx Mathematics Core 3
Fourth Semester Credit Hours

FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health and Safety

3

FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I

3

GOVT 2306 Texas Government

3

xxxx x3xx Lang., Philosophy and Culture Core*

3

SPCH 1321 Bus. & Professional Communication OR ... 3 SPCH 1315

3
Total Semester Hours 60

Courses titled in bold type represent general education courses.

*PHIL 2306 preferred.

Note: Upon review, students who have successfully completed an accredited Basic Fire Academy recognized by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and successfully pass the State Certification Exam may be eligible to apply up to 24 hours credit toward the associate degree in Fire Protection. Posting fee required. Students must complete a minimum of three semester credit hours at Tyler Junior College to be eligible. Credit will be awarded and posted to the student’s transcript during the final semester of course work applicable to the AAS in Fire Protection Technology program. For more information, students should contact the department chair.