Degrees Offered - Basic Firefighter (Certificate) | TJC

Degrees Offered - Basic Firefighter (Certificate)

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The Basic Firefighter certificate provides you with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level positions in a wide range of fire departments. Upon certificate completion you will be eligible to test for the Basic Structure Firefighter Certification with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. You also will be eligible to test for Emergency Medical Technician status with the Department of State Health Services.

Catalog Year
Degree Type
Degree Plan
First Semester  

EMSP 1501 Emergency Medical Technician


EMSP 1160 Clinical – Emergency Medical Tech.


FIRS 1103 Firefighter Agility & Fitness Prep

FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I 3
FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II 4
Second Semester  

FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III


FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV


FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V

FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI 3
FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII 4
Total Semester Hours 30

Note: After successfully completing these courses, students can apply to the state Basic Structure Firefighter Certification Exam with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the National Registry of EMTs Examination for Certification as an Emergency Medical Technician.

Note: Special admission and retention rules apply to all fire protection technology program portions. See department chair or department coordinator for details. Admission to the program is selective and prior acceptance is required before enrollment.