Fire Science

Fire Science

Associate of Applied Science Degree, Certificate

Available at: Windward 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. To request a Fire Academy packet, email us at  Include your name, phone number, and your student ID# (if available).  In your email, state that you are requesting a Fire Academy packet.  

To see Frequently Asked Questions for this program, click here.


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).

As required by 34 CFR 668.43(c): Del Mar College has not yet made the determination if the curriculum of this program meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification in any U.S. Territory or state other than Texas.


Page last updated September 15, 2022.

Contact Information

Public Service
101 Baldwin Blvd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78404
(361) 698-1724
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Windward Campus
Public Safety Complex
4101 Old Brownsville Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78405

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