Fire Protection Technology at El Centro

The Fire Protection Technology program at El Centro will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.

Program Locations

Courses are offered at both the El Centro College Downtown Campus, 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas, and at its Bill J. Priest Campus, 1402 Corinth St., just south of I-30 and downtown Dallas.

Check El Centro College’s current semester class schedule for the location of a specific course.

Developing Skills for Success

The program includes a core of technical courses, along with academic courses such as computer applications, speech communication and business for a well-rounded education. Program-specific courses include:

  • Building Construction in the Fire Service
  • Fire and Arson Investigation I and II
  • Fire Chemistry
  • Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Service Hydraulics
  • Firefighter Certification I and II
  • Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Firefighter Health and Safety
  • Hazardous Materials

Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

El Centro’s Fire Protection Technology program is a licensed fire academy through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. It offers continuing education courses for firefighters such as Arson Investigation and Fire Officer I and II.

The program aligns with the national model developed by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy to create a standard fire technology curriculum for institutions across the country. The program aligns with the national model developed by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy to create a standard fire technology curriculum for institutions across the country.