What is the program?
This program is designed to prepare the individual for a career in fire service and provide the opportunity for professional firefighters to achieve an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree for career advancement.
What will I learn?
The professional firefighter will receive a broader education through advanced technical and general education courses to achieve an AAS degree. Several career tracks are available for study, these include:
What can I do with this course of study?
You can increase career opportunities in your field by possessing an AAS Degree. Fire Sciences courses at San Antonio College can be used to apply for higher levels of firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). In addition, some departments offer incentive pay for earning a degree or raising your firefighter certification level.
What's special about program?
Instructors in this program are seasoned veterans in the fire service with many years of cumulative teaching and operational experience. San Antonio College os the only college in the Alamo Community College District to offer this training and education. By the Fall Semester of 2015, all AAS Degrees offered will be 100% online.
- Fire Science/Fire Fighting with an Emphasis in Homeland Security, A.A.S.
- Fire Service Leadership, A.A.S. ♦
- Firefighter / Basic, Level I Certificate
- Advanced Hazardous Materials, Level I Certificate
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Chance Academic Center (CAC 136)