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Degrees & Certificates
To get started in the Fire Protection Technology program, complete the admissions process at El Centro College.
When you meet with an academic advisor, mention your interest in the Fire Protection Technology program so he or she can help you determine which courses you should take.
If you are planning to earn an associate degree or certificate, please note that you must complete 25 percent of your degree requirements at the college awarding the degree.
Dallas County residents pay $156 per three-hour class — that is $52 per credit hour, or just $624 for a full-semester load of 12 credit hours.
Compare that to what you’d pay elsewhere! See our tuition rates for tuition according to your place of residency.
If you are a Dallas County high school graduating senior, you may qualify for Rising Star funds to help pay for this program. The Rising Star program offers academic support services and up to $4,000 for tuition and books, if you have established financial need.
Get information about the courses required for Fire Protection Technology degrees and certificates:
The colleges of Dallas County Community College District — Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland — are individually accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The official statement of accreditation for each college is published on the college’s accreditation Web page.
Technical courses in the Fire Protection Technology program are offered at the El Centro College Bill J. Priest Campus, 1402 Corinth St., just south of I-30 and downtown Dallas (map).
Academic courses for the program are taught at the El Centro College Downtown Campus, 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas (maps).
We offer several other law and public safety programs that might interest you, including Criminal Justice and Emergency Medical Services and Paramedic.
The colleges of DCCCD offer nearly 350 career and technical degrees
and certificates, plus more than 50 academic degrees. For more
information, see a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.
Our Fire Protection Technology faculty members have not only relevant
academic degrees but also impressive professional experience, which
makes them able to relate to the challenges you’ll face in the
workplace. Our instructors work with you one-on-one, encouraging you and
helping you to succeed in school and on the job. See profiles of some
of our Fire Protection Technology faculty.
The Fire Protection Technology program is designed for direct entry
into the workforce. If you are interested in earning a degree at a
four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Services website for guidance on the transfer process.
Note: Links to the following sites are provided for your
convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement
by the colleges of DCCCD.
If you have questions about the Fire Protection Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.