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.

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
Associate of Applied Science Four semesters
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 Associate of Applied Science Degree Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection3FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes & Inc.3
    FIRT 1327 Building Const. in Fire Science3FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems3
    FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I3FIRT 1342 Fire Office3
    FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I3FIRT 2309 Fire Fighting Strat. & Tactics3
    Language, Philosophy & Culture Elective*3CHEM 1405 or BIOL 2401 or MATH 13143(4)
    TOTAL15TOTAL15 (16)
    Third SemesterFourth Semester
    FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I3FIRS 234 Drive/ Operator3
    ENGL 1301 Composition I3FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I3
    PSYC 2301 General Psychology3FIRT 1319 Health & Safety3
    BMGT 2305 Advanced Communications3SPCH 1315 or SPCH 13213
    Fire Technology Approved Elective3Fire Technology Approved Elective3
    TOTAL15TOTAL15

    TOTAL DEGREE HOURS60 (61)

    *See core curriculum course options

    Some students may need preparatory courses in English, Reading, or Math. Courses numbered below 1000 will not apply toward a certificate or degree.

  • Fire Technology Level II Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes & Ins.3FIRT 1319 Health & Safety3
    FIRT 1327 Building Const. in Fire Science3FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor3
    FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems3FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I3
    FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I3FIRT 2309 Fire Fighting Strat. & Tractics3
    FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I3Fire Technology Approved Elective**3
    TOTAL15TOTAL15
    Third Semester
    FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection
    3
    FIRT 1315 Hazardous Material I
    3
    FIRT 2344 Driver/Operator
    3
    BMGT 2305 Advanced Communications
    3
    Fire Technology Approved Elective**
    3
    TOTAL
    15
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS45

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

  • Fire Technology Level I Certificate Plan
    First SemesterSecond Semester
    FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes & Ins.3FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry3
    FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I3FIRT 1338 Fire Protection Systems3
    FIRT 1327 Building Const. in Fire Science3FIRT 2309 Fire Fighting Strat. & Tactics3
    FIRT 1342 Fire Officer3
    TOTAL12TOTAL 9
    TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS21

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

Meet the Faculty

Derek Briggs

Adjunct Instructor - Fire Technology
Abilene Campus
derek.briggs@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae

John Brunett

Adjunct Instructor - Fire Technology
Abilene Campus
john.brunett@cisco.edu 

Curriculum Vitae

Mike Miller

Adjunct Instructor - Fire Technology
Abilene Campus
mike.miller@cisco.edu

Jeremy Williams

Adjunct Instructor - Fire Technology
Abilene Campus
jeremy.williams@cisco.edu

Curriculum Vitae