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Fire Protection Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree


The Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology includes courses in the Arts and Sciences curriculum as well as a wide array of Fire Science courses to prepare the student for further attainment of their educational goals and/or employment within the Fire Protection profession. Students should consult with departmental advisors for transferable courses prior to enrollment. The Associate of Applied Science degree plan requires that the student successfully pass a capstone course during the last semester of their program. Graduates of any Texas Fire Commission certified Basic Firefighter Academy who successfully pass the State Certification Exam and completes a minimum of three semester hours from Austin Community College toward the AAS Degree in Fire Protection may be granted twelve semester hours credit. Student should contact the Department at to determine eligibility for this credit.

  Semester I Credit Hours
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing 3
  FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I 3
    FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection 3
  Semester II
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
    SPCH 1315 Public Speaking 3
    Mathematics2 3
    FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I 3
    FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I 3
  Semester III
    GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
    Natural Sciences2 3-4
    FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections 3
    FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I 3
  Semester IV
    PHIL 2306 Ethics 3
    Unrestricted Elective 3
    FIRT 1303 Fire and Arson Investigation I 3
  +#  FIRT 2351 Company Fire Officer 3
  TOTALS 63-66

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Restricted Elective Options: FIRT 1301, FIRT 1319, FIRT 1327, FIRT 1338, FIRT 1345, FIRT 1349, FIRT 2307, FIRT 2333, EMSP 1501.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.