Fire Officer – A.A.S.

Certificates

Fire Officer Certificate – 33 hours

Fall

SPCH 1311Introduction to Speech Communication

3

OR

SPCH 1315Public Speaking

3

MATH 1342Elementary Statistical Methods

3

ENGL 1301Composition I

3

POFT 1301Business English

3

OR

FIRT 1433Fire Chemistry

4

FIRT 1438Fire Protection Systems

4

Total Credit Hours:17

SPCH 1315 preferred

FIRT 1438 is Capstone and must be taken.

Spring

GOVT 2306Texas Government

3

Approved Social / Behavioral Science

3

Approved Language / Philosophy / Culture or Creative Arts

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Approved Language / Philosophy / Culture or Creative Arts: PHIL 2306 preferred

Continuing Education classes are also offered through the Fire Science Protection Technology Program, including, but not limited to, Fire Investigator, Fire Officer I, II, III, and IV, Fire Instructor I and II, and Driver Operator.

Notice to Students Regarding Licensing - Fire


Effective September 1st 2017, HB 1508 amends the Texas Occupations Code Section 53 that requires education providers to notify you a potential or enrolled student that a criminal history may make you ineligible for an occupational license upon program completion. The following website provides links to information about the licensing process and requirements. http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/basic_certification/basic_certification-overview.asp


Should you wish to request a review of the impact of criminal history on your potential Fire Supression Certification prior to or during your quest for a degree, you can visit this link and request a “Criminal History Evaluation.”

http://www.tcfp.texas.gov/certification/basic_certification/basic_certification-step_5.asp


This information is being provided to all persons who apply or enroll in the program with notice of the requirements as described above, regardless of whether or not the person has been convicted of a criminal offense. Additionally, HB 1508 authorizes licensing agencies to require reimbursements when a student fails to receive the required notice.