Fire Science

Fire Science

Associate in Applied Science Degree, Certification Program

Available at: West Campus

Two firefighters are dressed up in their firefighting equipment.

Program Overview

The Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy is designed to meet the training needs of the modern firefighter. To meet the growing emergency medical services responsibilities of the modern firefighter, the Academy also includes the Basic– Emergency Medical Technician courses in addition to the fire courses.

The Texas Commission on Fire Protection requires a minimum of 471 hours in a basic firefighter academy. To ensure the success of our cadets as firefighters, the Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy is 724 hours in length.

Since its inception in the Spring of 2001, the Academy has graduated over 200 cadets. Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy cadets have found employment with: Houston Fire Department; San Antonio Fire Department; New Braunfels Fire Department; Cherry Hill North Carolina Fire Department; Portland Fire Department; Aransas Pass Fire Department; Kingsville Fire Department and many other departments throughout South Texas, the state and the United States.

Curriculum 

The curricula of the Del Mar Regional Fire Academy meets or exceeds the standards promulgated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

The curricula of the Fire Science program meets or exceeds the standards established by the National Fire Academy—Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) committee.

The curricula of the Del Mar College Fire Academy and Fire Science programs meets or exceeds national standards.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has developed common course descriptions to be used by all Fire Science/Fire Academy programs. These course descriptions are updated regularly to ensure that changes in the Fire Science field are reflected in education. These course descriptions are published by the THECB in the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM

Page last updated April 19, 2018.

Contact Information

Public Safety Education
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724
publicsafety@delmar.edu

Location
West Campus
Public Safety Complex
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405


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