Fire Academy

Three semesters


Abilene Campus

The basic firefighter certification is designed to prepare students for careers as professional firefighters. The certificate meets the state curriculum requirements for certification as a basic firefighter in Texas. Students accepted into the program must also complete the basic emergency medical technician course in order to receive state certification. The EMT basic course is included in the curriculum. Fire Academy starts annually at the beginning of each fall semester.

Degrees & Certifications Offered


See the Cisco College Catalog for course listings.


Target Jobs

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Inspector
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Fire Investigator
  • Fire Chief

Gainful Employment

Fire Academy

Charlotte Speegle
Executive Dean of Workforce & Economic Development

Mindy Ross
Workforce & Economic Development Coordinator

Complete application procedure in timely manner

Strong GPA; courses taken & passed with a "C" or better are viewed favorably

Formal interview with panel

Passing performance in the Agility Test

*Prospective students should remember that acceptance by Cisco College does not guarantee admission into specific occupational programs