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.
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.
Firefighter median salary: $51,734 per year1
Source: texaswages.com, Gulf Coast region, 2018
For more information, students may contact 281-476-1834.