Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

FIRE ACADEMY ADMISSIONS

The Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy trains cadets to be certified Texas firefighters based on Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) standards.  Academies begin in the Fall and Spring semester. Admission into this program is a selective process.  Application packets are available for distribution for the Fall Academy from May to Mid July.  For the Spring Academy, request packets from October to December 1st.  

To gain admittance into the Del Mar College Regional Fire Academy, candidates must:

  1. Apply to Del Mar College.
  2. Meet all Reading, English & Math (REM) requirements prior to entering the program.  Levels: R3, E2, M1.
  3. Contact the Academy to schedule an interview and to pick up a Fire Academy application packet:
    (361) 698-1724
    Del Mar College - West Campus
    4101 Old Brownsville Road
    Public Safety Complex Building (PS1)
  4. Due to the current evolving COVID-19 virus, you may request a Fall 2020 application by emailing us at publicsafety@delmar.edu.  Request will be accepted between April 1st and July 25th.  We will send you a pre-screening  questionnaire to determine if you are able to apply, see #2 above. For current students, use the same email for any SUMMER 2020 course questions.  Include your name, ID#, and phone#.
  5. Pass a Background and Drug Screening (effective Fall 2017).
  6. Return completed application packet by established due date, Please attach a copy of your shot records.
  7. Once accepted into the program, attend a mandatory Fire Academy orientation. Exact date of orientation will be given to students.

Students may not register themselves for the Fire Academy. The director of the Fire Academy will register students after they complete all admission requirements.

FIRE SCIENCE ADMISSIONS 

The Fire Science program is an open enrollment degree program. To be admitted into the Fire Science program candidates must:

  1. Apply to Del Mar College.
  2. Meet all Reading, English, & Math (REM) requirements for the courses they wish to attend.
  3. Meet with a Fire Science Program advisor for counseling as to which courses to take:
    (361) 698-1724
    Del Mar College - West Campus
    4101 Old Brownsville Road
    Public Safety Complex

After a student earns 24 credit hours, they may register themselves online or through the Fire Academy advisor during Del Mar College registration periods.

Page last updated April 10, 2020.

Contact Information

Public Service
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724
Email Public Service

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


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