Classes resume Monday, March 30, fully online.Please visit
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learn how to prepare for online classes.
Degrees and certificates in the Fire Protection Technology program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
review current job openings and contact your advisor to review your options.
All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
Job opportunities are available in small or large municipal fire departments, fire protection districts or industrial fire departments. Depending on your level of continued education, career paths include:
Firefighters work in a variety of settings, including:
Prospective firefighters face keen competition for available job openings. Best opportunities are for those who are physically fit and score the highest on physical conditioning and mechanical aptitude exams. Those who have completed some firefighter education at a community college and have EMT certification have an advantage in the job search.
CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, projects high job growth increase for almost all public protection and emergency medical careers: 20% for firefighters, and 19% for fire inspectors and first-line supervisors of firefighters through 2024 in Texas.