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The Fire Science Protection Technology Program offers Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees and certificates for individuals interested in the field of fire service who want to further enhance their career through expanded experience and/or education:


  • Fire Officer
  • Fire Science Protection Technology


All the Fire Science courses are offered online and most of the academic courses as part of the A.A.S. degree are also offered online. The Fire Science Protection Technology degree incorporates the Fire Academy courses which is typically completed prior to the online courses. Basic academic subjects may be taken at any Navarro College campus.



Call (972) 923-6447 for program specifics pertaining to the Fire Academy and Fire Service Continuing Education courses. The Fire/EMS office is located on the Waxahachie Campus.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.


Fire Officer Certificate

Fire Science Protection Science Certificate

Course Descriptions

FIRS 1191 Orientation

Introductory course which covers Fire Academy Policies and Procedures. Students complete the National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation’s Everyone Goes Home course. Students are shown how to contact campus PD and watch a video on Title IX curriculum 


FIRT 1301 Fundamentals of Fire Protection

College Success Skills to fire service, career opportunities, related fields. End-of-Course Outcomes: Describe a modern fire protection agency; outline the organizational and staffing requirements for fire protection; and identify public and private protection agencies.


FIRT 1303 Fire & Arson Investigation I

Basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination. End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify the cause and point of origin and the cause of the fire; list possible motives of fire setters; and describe the elements of investigation practices. 


FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes & Inspection

Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. End-of- Course Outcomes: Apply provisions of local building and fire prevention codes to fire prevention inspections; and describe fire inspection practices and procedures including hazard recognition and correction.


FIRT 1309 Fire Administration I

Introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to fire service. Emphasis on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer. End-of- Course Outcomes: Explain the intra-organizational cooperation needed for a fire department to function properly; describe fundamental management and organizational principles; and demonstrate leadership and management skills at the company-grade level.


FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials I

The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation. End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify hazardous materials in various shipping and storage containers; explain chemical characteristics and how chemicals react under certain conditions; and describe the most effective methods of hazard mitigation.


FIRT 1329 Building Codes & Construction

Examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types and the associated dangers of each. End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify model building codes; and compare construction types related to fire behavior.


FIRT 1345 Fire Hazardous Materials II

Mitigation practices and techniques to help effectively control hazardous material spills and leaks. End-of- Course Outcomes: Demonstrate proper methods of mitigating a hazardous material incident; and describe the components of a hazardous incident management system including scene control protective clothing and equipment spill and leak control and decontamination.


FIRT 1349 Fire Administration II

In-depth study of fire service management as pertaining to budgetary requirements, administration, organization of divisions within the fire service, and relationships between the fire service and outside agencies. End-of- Course Outcomes: Explain the relationships with outside organizations and their impact on fire service operations; develop an organizational structure demonstrating interagency cooperation; and describe management principles and techniques for effective organizational performance.


FIRT 1353 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

Study of the rights duties liability concerns and responsibilities of public fire protection agencies while performing assigned duties. End-of-Course Outcomes: Summarize basic criminal and civil law; discuss relevant tort law; and describe state and federal legal systems.


FIRT 1433 Fire Chemistry

This course will examine the chemical nature and properties of compounds as related to the fire service. Issues to be discussed will be fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding and thermodynamics. 


FIRT 1438 Fire Protection Systems

Design and operations of fire detection and alarm systems, hear and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.


FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I

Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification. THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION.


FIRT 2309 Fire Fighting Strategies & Tactics I

Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of manpower and equipment to mitigate the emergency. End-of-Course Outcomes: Identify potential scenarios in various fire situations; implement strategies and tactics; and describe components of an incident management system.


FIRT 2351 Company Officer

A capstone course covering fire ground operations and supervisory practices. Includes performance evaluation of incident commander, safety officer, public information officer, and shift supervisor duties. End-of-Course Outcomes: Communicate verbally and in writing the procedures needed for effective departmental operation; evaluate inquiries and concerns from the community for the purposes of public education and public relations; and integrate safety plans, policies, and procedures to help ensure compliance with National FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) STANDARD 1500.



Fire Science Protection (AAS)60 credit hours
Fire Officer (AAS)60 credit hours
Fire Officer Certificate30 credit hours


April 15 Summer Registration begins
May 30Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m. for 12-week & 1st 6-week terms
June 5Classes start for 12-week and 1st 6-week terms
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.


Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Office of Executive Dean, Corsicana Campus | 903.875.7573

Program Coordinator, Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6447


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.