Offered at the Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center
The two-year associate degree in Fire Technology is designed for the advancement of professional firefighters. Courses are designed for persons who have completed the Basic Academy, as well as for other professionals in fire and safety-related fields. Students who successfully complete the prescribed program in fire technology will be eligible to receive an Associate of Applied Science degree. Attainment of the Associate of Applied Science degree does not result in Basic Firefighter Certification.
Firefighters who have completed a Basic Firefighter Academy in Texas or those who have met certification requirements as set by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, including the National Fire Academy or the State Fireman and Fire Marshal Association, may receive credit for this level of certification. A maximum of 18 college credit hours in Fire Technology may be awarded when an applicant has completed a minimum of any nine hours in the degree plan.
Program advisor is Matt Hixson, coordinator and instructor in fire technology.
*Although not a requirement, students are strongly encouraged to take HUDV 1100 during the first semester of enrollment.
**CTE related course that may be articulated with high school.
***Consult program advisor for proper choice of elective.
****Suggested electives: FIRT 1301, FIRT 1349, FIRT 1355, FIRT 2351 or general electives helpful in the fire services.