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. Additionally, clinical learning environments are provided to gain on-the-job experience in hospitals and with various ambulance services. Emergency Medical Services Professional Training is offered at TSTC during the first semester. Instruction emphasizes medical procedures required to assess and treat victims at the scene and en route to the hospital. Evening and weekend assignments are required. Both written and performance skills are necessary for evaluation/testing.
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.
What Can This Program Do For You
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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)
Held at Texas State Technical College
Second Semester (Spring)
Held at Cisco College
EMSP 2237 Emergency Procedures 2 FIRS 1301 Firefighter Cert. I 3 EMSP 1261 Clinical - EMT 2 FIRS 1407 Firefighter Cert. II 4 EMSP 1501 Emergency Med. Tech - Basic 5 FIRS 1313 Firefighter Cert. III 3 TOTAL 9 TOTAL 10 Third Semester (Summer)
Held at Cisco College
FIRS 1319 Firefighter Cert. IV 3 FIRS 1323 Firefighter Cert. V 3 FIRS 1329 Firefighter Cert. VI 3 FIRS 1433 Firefighter Cert. VII 4 TOTAL 13 TOTAL CERTIFICATE HOURS 32
The professors at Cisco College are the most genuine and friendliest people. All the teachers are there for each student and want each and every one of us to succeed in the classroom. Cisco College was like a second home to me for two years. Walking through the halls and having counselors and even the teachers talk to you was nice. It makes you feel like somebody.
– Chad Brooks