Fire Technology Program
The Fire Technology Program at College of the Mainland consists of three components: the Fire Academy, Associate of Applied Science in fire technology and continuing education courses. These programs are designed to build upon each other toward a career in the fire service.
The Fire Academy provides the opportunity to receive certification in basic fire suppression with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, i.e. Basic Firefighter.
The Fire Academy is the first semester of the AAS degree plan and provides the opportunity to receive certification in Basic Fire Suppression with the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, i.e. Basic Firefighter, and 24 credit hours towards the AAS degree. Students who successfully complete the Fire Academy are also eligible to receive the Fire Academy Certificate of Completion and participate in COM’s formal graduation.
Subsequent semesters in the AAS degree plan include advanced courses that prepare firefighters for first level supervision in a fire service career and provide the opportunity to obtain advanced certifications with the TCFP, e.g. Fire Instructor I and II, Fire Officer I and II and Fire Investigator.
Continuing education programs provide training opportunities to volunteer firefighters of local fire departments. Professional development is also available to students who need to complete CE hours required by the TCFP to maintain Basic Fire Suppression certification. Additionally, courses leading to fire instructor, fire officer and fire investigator certifications may also be offered as continuing education courses upon request.
Select the appropriate link from the menu on the right to obtain detailed information regarding each program and contact information for the director and administrative assistants.