The Cisco College Fire Technology program offers an Associate in Applied Science degree, a Level II Certificate, and a Level I Certificate for individuals who are already working as firefighters. Students will learn the principles of science and engineering to study the causes, effects, and prevention of fire. In addition, fire technology encompasses hazardous materials and fire safety, protection, management, behavior, and investigation. Key skill areas in this field include quick and reliable decision-making, physical strength and stamina, effective communication, attention to detail, critical thinking, and courage.

Please see pages 99-101 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for more information about this program.

Prerequisites

Basic Firefighter certification, volunteer firefighter, or experience in other areas of fire safety and prevention.

Strong GPA; courses taken and passed with a "C" or better are viewed favorably.

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About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Fire Technology Level II Certificate Three semesters
Fire Technology Level I Certificate Two semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Career Paths
    • Firefighter
    • EMT
    • Paramedic
    • Fire engineer
    • Apparatus Operator
    • Driver Engineer
    • Fire Captain
    • Fire Chief
    • Forest Ranger
    • Forestry Technician
    • Engine Boss
    • Wildland Firefighter
    • Forestry Crew Chief
    • Handcrew Chief
  • Salary Information

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  • Fire Technology Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    FIRT 1329 Building Codes & Construction3FIRT 1319 Firefighter Health & Safety3
    FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I3FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I3
    FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I3FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection3
    FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies & Tactics I3
    TOTAL12TOTAL 9
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS21

    A student receiving a Level I or Level II certificate must complete the Capstone Requirements.

  • Fire Technology Level II Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    FIRT 1329 Building Codes & Construction3FIRT 1319 Health & Safety3
    FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I3FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I3
    FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I3FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I3
    FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection3FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems3

    FIRT 2309 Firefighting Strategies & Tactics I

    3FIRT 1349 Fire Administration II3
    TOTAL15TOTAL

    15

    Third Semester
    FIRT 1303 Fire & Arson Investigation3
    FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes/Inspection3
    FIRT 1343 Fire Officer II3
    FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I3
    FIRT 2307 Fire Instructor II3
    TOTAL15
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS45

    A student receiving a Level I or Level II certificate must complete the Capstone Requirements.

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