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State Certification Courses

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security career cluster

Professional Development Courses

State testing is included in the course fee and is conducted on-site on the last day of class.

Fire Officer

FIRT-1042 Fire Officer I

This course is intended for existing officers, newly promoted officers or officer candidates. You will learn basic skills such as communication, effective supervision and resource management.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $265 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • January 22–31
    • May 7–16
    • October 29–November 7

FIRT-2051 Fire Officer II

This course will teach you supervisory skills, resource management and information management systems. You will also learn how to develop budgets and how local governments operate.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $265 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • April 9–18
    • June 4–13

FIRS-2044 Driver / Pump Operator

This course will cover basic skills such as: pump theory, fire service hydraulics, apparatus inspection, pump operations and driving practices.

  • Total hours: 60
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $375 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • April 2–11
    • June 18–27
    • October 15–24

FIRS-2044 Aerial Apparatus

  • Total hours: 50
  • Time: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Cost: $375 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • April 30–May 4
    • July 30–August 3

Fire Instructor

FIRT-2005 Fire Instructor I

This course prepares fire and emergency services personnel to teach from a prepared lesson plan. You will learn to use instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification.

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $160 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • February 12–19
    • July 16–23
    • October 1–10

FIRT-2007 Fire Instructor II

This course prepares public safety personnel to teach technical skills, techniques and information.

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $160 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • March 26–April 2
    • August 20–27
    • November 26–December 3

FIRT-2059 Fire Instructor III

This course prepares public safety personnel to teach technical skills, techniques and information.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $185 per student
  • 2018 date:
    • September 17–26

Hazardous Materials

FIRT-2045 HazMat Technician

This course focuses on advanced techniques, covering all levels of personnel protective equipment and emergency response. Topics include weapons of mass destruction, radiation, transportation and fixed facility emergencies. The course will be delivered using a combination of classroom instruction and extensive field exercises.

The Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) will administer a written exam upon completion of course requirements for state certification. The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness will provide you with a certification of Awareness Level training for Weapons of Mass Destruction of Responses at no additional charge.

  • Total hours: 80
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $790 per student
  • Prerequisites:
    • A background in public safety
    • An operational Level HazMat certification
    • An SCBA Certification—recommended
    • 29 CFR 1910.120 Certification—if you are not a firefighter
  • Requirements:
    • Bunker gear for field exercises
    • Jeans
    • Comfortable shirt
  • 2018 dates:
    • January 29–February 9
    • November 5–16

FIRT-2012 HazMat Incident Commander

This class prepares you for the challenging role of HazMat Incident Commander (HMIC) and leads to certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

The HMIC is the responsible for:

  • All hazardous materials incidents
  • Weapon of mass destruction (WMD) incident activities
  • Development of strategies and tactics
  • Ordering and release of resources

The HMIC is not expected to be able to personally operate the various types of monitoring equipment but is expected to understand the functions and limitations of them and should be able to apply the results of air monitoring and detection in making and or approving decisions pertaining to Control Zones, PPE, Public Protection and other related issues.

According to OSHA and TCFP, the HMIC should meet all the following competencies:

  • Awareness Level HazMat
  • Operations Level HazMat
  • Hazmat Incident Commander

Additional skills that must be met by the HMIC are:

  • Managing an incident within the incident command system
  • Specifically managing a HazMat scene
  • Knowledge of each job required at a HazMat incident
  • Knowledge and use of a variety of technical readings and resources

During complex incidents involving hazmat technicians or private sector specialists, the HMIC would use their expertise in formulating strategy, IAP, response objectives and action options.

  • Total hours: 24
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $135 per student
  • Prerequisites:
    • TCFP-commissioned Firefighter
    • TCFP Operations-Level HazMat certification
  • 2018 dates:
    • April 9–11
      • State Exam: April 13 at 1 p.m.
    • October 8–10
      • State Exam: October 12 at 1 p.m.

FIRS-2000 HazMat C.E.

This course provides the annual continuing education credit required by the TCFP for Hazardous Materials Technicians. The topic of the CE changes annually.

  • Total hours: 10
  • Time: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    • This course is 1 day only
  • Cost: $30 per student
  • Prerequisite:
    • TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician certification
  • 2018 dates:
    • October 22, 23 or 24

Incident Safety Officer (ISO)

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $300 per student
  • 2018 dates:
    • January 16–22
    • August 6–10

Textbook Policy

Borrow

The Fire Service Training Center (FSTC) has textbooks to loan to you while you are taking a class. We will collect all loaned textbooks on the last day of class.

Buy

The FSTC has a limited supply of textbooks available for purchase. You may choose to buy textbooks from another source.

You are responsible for buying textbooks yourself or through your sponsoring department before the start of your course.

Have questions?

For specific textbook information, please contact:

Nancy Donaldson
817-515-7719
nancy.donaldson@tccd.edu

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Updated November 16, 2017