|The San Jacinto College Firefighter Training Academy, housed at the Maritime
Technology & Training Center, is for aspiring firefighters looking to meet and
exceed all state requirements to prepare for their careers. The program prepares
students to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression
Exam, which certifies them for entry-level firefighter positions statewide.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in firefighting is for
academy graduates and current firefighters and provides additional
fire-related education and certification opportunities.
Students who successfully complete program requirements and the Texas
Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression certification exam may
work as a firefighter in Texas. Through international accreditation agreements,
certified firefighters will also be able to work in many other states.