|What is the Fire Science program?
This program is designed to prepare the individual for a career in fire service and provide the opportunity for professional firefighters to achieve an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree for career advancement.
You will learn the necessary skills to become a paid professional firefighter. Some of these skills include the essentials of firefighting such as firefighter safety, equipment maintenance and elements of fire behavior, among others. The student will study a curriculum that is required by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) to achieve state certification. The professional firefighter will receive a broader education through advanced technical and general education courses to achieve an AAS degree.
|What can I do with this course of study?
You can become a paid firefighter in Texas or increase career opportunities in your field by possessing an AAS Degree.
|What's special about program?
Fire certification training is required to become a paid firefighter in the state of Texas. San Antonio College is the only college in the Alamo College District to offer this training and education.