Fire Protection Technology
Fire Protection is about creating, maintaining and providing a safer environment for society. Our team at TJC offers some of the best firefighting and fire investigating.
Get real-world experience in the Tyler Fire Department’s cutting-edge training facilities. Your training for building a safer tomorrow starts today, at TJC.
Tuition Exemption for Firefighters
This program may provide an exemption from some tuition and laboratory fees to eligible persons employed as firefighters by a political subdivision of this state or who are active members of an eligible organized volunteer fire department in this state.
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Fire Protection Technology (AAS)
In our program you will learn basic training and education in fire and arson investigation practices and industrial emergency responses, as well as prepare to become firefighters and fire officers.
Basic Firefighter (Certificate)
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.
Fire Service Leadership (Certificate)
Add on to your experience with our Level I certificate in Fire Protection Technology. Your training continues with courses in administration, hazardous materials, arson and fire fighting strategies and tactics.
How to Apply
Special admission and retention rules apply to all portions of the fire protection technology program. See department chair or department coordinator for details. Admission to the program is selective and prior acceptance to the program is required before enrollment.
After Applying to TJC, please submit the following selective admissions application and Fire Academy application
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