Have you thought of becoming a firefighter? What about a job in arson investigation, hazardous materials or safety inspection? Are you already in a public service profession where specialty skills could advance your career? Fire Protection Technology could be the start of a rewarding new career for you — or give you valuable advancement potential if you’re already working in public service.
Are you interested in a career in fire protection technology?
El Centro College’s Fire Protection Technology program is a licensed fire academy through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. Its program aligns with the model developed by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy to create a standard fire science curriculum for institutions across the country. Courses are also coordinated with area high schools for students who want to pursue careers in emergency and fire management services.
“I’ve always had a passion for social services and work in the community. I’m a people person; I love to talk and help people. Now I’m working toward my associate degree in Fire Protection Technology, which will help with rank promotions within the fire department. It helps to maintain my knowledge on the job and makes me better at the job I already do.”
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This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible.
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Are you interested in fire protection technology?