About the program:
The Kilgore College Fire Academy offers an online program, one that current certified firefighters might have a burning interest in. The online program provides a curriculum that, when completed, will award graduates with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection. The course is a total of 60 hours which includes the Basic Fire Academy training. Students who have completed a certified commissioned academy can receive 23 hours credit toward their degree and take the remaining 37 hours online. Tuition and lab fees are free to current employed paid Texas firefighters. It’s great because you can complete the online coursework while maintaining full-time jobs. Firefighters who complete the program will have better promotional opportunities and will be more marketable in the field.
Interested in the program? Come see us!
KC encourages anybody who is interested in the program to come see us and apply for financial aid if they need it through our Financial Aid Office on campus (financial aid is available for all courses within the degree except for Firefighter I-XII). Students who have never taken courses at KC will need to apply to KC first. Returning students who have been out more than a semester will need to fill out a Student Update Form from the Registrar's Office.
How will the degree help me?
An online Associate's Degree in Fire Protection Technology will prepare students for a variety of positions in the fire protection technology sector. Students, upon graduation, can gain employment in the municipal and industrial fire protection field, as well as the support and marketing of fire suppression and detection systems. Graduates may also be able to find employment in safety departments that specialize in fire prevention and suppression. An online associate degree in Fire Protection Technology will allow students to specialize in a certain area of fire protection and also prepare them for advancement to a bachelor's degree.