Program Information

Did you dream of being a firefighter when you were growing up? Many do, but few pursue becoming a true hero. If it is your dream to help save lives, then let San Jacinto College help you get on your way!

The San Jacinto College Firefighter Training Academy:

  • Is for aspiring firefighters looking to meet and exceed all state requirements to prepare students for a career as a firefighter; and
  • Prepares students to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression Exam that certifies students 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.

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete the program requirements and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression certification exam will be able to work as a firefighter in the state of Texas. Through international accreditation agreements, certified firefighters will also be able to work as firefighters in many other states.

Career opportunities include:

  • Fire inspector,
  • Fire investigator,
  • Hazardous materials emergency response, and
  • Emergency management.

Earning Potential

Firefighter: $53,010 per year1

For more information, students may contact 281-476-1834.


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Firefighter Training Academy Information

For comprehensive information about the Firefighter Training Academy please review our information packet:

SJC Firefighter Training Academy Information packet