Fire Protection

Associate of Applied Science Degree.

About the program:

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 the Kilgore College Basic Fire Academy (or any certified commissioned academy) will receive 23 hours credit toward their degree and take the remaining 37 hours online. Firefighters who complete the program will have better promotional opportunities and will be more marketable in the field. If you successfully complete the Kilgore College Basic Fire Academy and would like to work towards your AAS in Fire Protection after you enroll and complete 15 semester hours of academic coursework at Kilgore College within the Fire Protection degree, you may request transfer of credit for the Basic Fire Academy, pay applicable posting fees, and acquire 23 institutional semester hours’ credit for completion of the Basic Fire Academy toward the 60-hour degree program.


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 and choose FIRT/Fire Protection as your intended major. 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.


COURSE DESCRIPTIONS for Fire Protection (2018-2019)


Course Information:

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Frequently Asked Questions

For information about Fire Protection:

Michael Ferguson
Department Chair, Instructor
Public Services Dept.
Phone:
(903) 983-8670
Office:
Porter Business Admin. Bldg., (PORTR) 109
D'Wayne Shaw
Dean
Public Services and Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 983-8130
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114
Jeanette Miller
Academic Advisor
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 983-8284
Office:
Whitten Applied Technology (ATC), 109-A
Mary Martin
Professional Support Assistant
Public Services & Industrial Technologies
Phone:
(903) 983-8131
Office:
Whitten Applied Tech. Center (WHITN), 114