Cisco College's Fire Academy is a comprehensive, one-year program designed to establish the information and skills necessary to work in a fire department. Topics include: fire department communications, rescue operations, fire prevention, preparedness, and maintenance.

Students participate in outdoor classroom instruction and activities that require demonstrations of fire-fighter skills and physically demanding training.

Successful completion of the program is mandatory in order to sit for the Texas Firefighter Certification exam.


Complete application procedure in a timely manner.

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

Formal interview with a panel.

Passing performance in the Agility Test.

Please see page 99 of the Cisco College Course Catalog for complete course information.

About this Program

Degrees & Certifications Program Length
Basic Firefighter Level I Certificate Three semesters

What Can This Program Do For You

  • Potential Jobs


    Fire Inspector

    Occupational Health and Safety Specialist

    Fire Investigator

    Fire Chief

  • Salary Information

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  • Basic Firefighter Level I Certificate Plan

    The Fire Academy starts annually at the beginning of each fall semester.

    First Semester (Fall)Second Semester (Spring)
    EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures2FIRS 1301 Firefighter Cert. I3
    EMSP 1261 Clinical - Emergency Medical Technology / Technician (EMT Paramedic)2FIRS 1407 Firefighter Cert. II4
    EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic5FIRS 1313 Firefighter Cert. III3
    Third Semester (Summer)
    FIRS 1319
    Firefighter Cert. IV

    FIRS 1323 Firefighter Cert. V
    FIRS 1329 Firefighter Cert. VI
    FIRS 1433 Firefighter Cert. VII


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