Fire Science

Program Learning Outcomes

Certificate

1.  The student will be able to identify the skills necessary in the firefighting occupation, such as utilizing communication equipment, extinguishers, ladders, SCBAs, and various other firefighting equipment.
 
2.    The student will be able to describe the functions of fire fighting equipment, fire apparatus, and the theory and practical applications of firefighting technology.
 
3.  The student will be able to describe the characteristics of a live fire and other duties set forth by the Texas Commission of Fire Protection for basic fire suppression.
 
Associate of Applied Science
 
1.  The student will be able to identify the skills necessary in the firefighting occupation, such as utilizing communication equipment, extinguishers, ladders, SCBAs, and various other firefighting equipment.
 
2.  The student will be able to describe the functions of fire fighting equipment, fire apparatus, and the theory and practical applications of firefighting technology.
 
3.  The student will be able to describe the characteristics of a live fire and other duties set forth by the Texas Commission of Fire Protection for basic fire suppression.
 
4. Identify the concepts of Pre-Incident Planning.
 
5.  Identify concepts related to vehicle extraction.
 
 
 

Advisory Committee Members

Dr. Armando Ocaña, Mayor, City of Mission
Gilbert Sanchez, Fire Chief, Mission Fire Department
Jim Schultz, Fire Chief, McAllen Fire Department
Carlos Arispe, Deputy Chief, Pharr Fire Department
Rogelio Contreras, Fire Chief, Alamo Fire Department
Shawn Snider, Fire Chief, Edinburg Fire Department
Manuel Muniz, Fire Chief, Rio Grande City Fire Department

Certificate

Associate Degree

Basic Firefighter Certificate

TSI EXEMPT

Plan of Study Grid
FallCredit Hours
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I 3
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II 4
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III 3
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV 3
FIRS 1423 Firefighter Certification V 4
FIRS 1203 Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation 2
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI 3
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII 4
 Credit Hours26
 Total Credit Hours26

Fire Science Technology Associate of Applied Science

TSI LIABLE

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredit Hours
FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I 3
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II 4
FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III 3
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV 3
FIRS 1203 Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation 2
 Credit Hours15
Spring
FIRS 1423 Firefighter Certification V 4
FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI 3
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII 4
Math and Natural Sciences Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
ENGL 1301 Composition I 1 3
FIRT 1427 Building Construction in the Fire Service 4
FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection 3
FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I 3
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 1 3
 Credit Hours16
Spring
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 1 3
FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I 3
FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection 3
Humanities Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours60

Escrowed Credit

Upon successful completion of FIRT 1427 Building Construction in the Fire Service and FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection, students who have successfully completed and maintain Firefighter Certification through a Texas Commission on Fire Protection licensed Fire Academy will be awarded 26 credit hours for the following courses:

FIRS 1301Firefighter Certification I3
FIRS 1407Firefighter Certification II4
FIRS 1313Firefighter Certification III3
FIRS 1319Firefighter Certification IV3
FIRS 1203Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation2
FIRS 1423Firefighter Certification V4
FIRS 1329Firefighter Certification VI3
FIRS 1433Firefighter Certification VII4
Total Credit Hours26