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About the Fire Protection Technology Program

How to Get Started

Complete the admissions process and meet with an academic advisor.


Dallas County residents pay $177 per three-hour class — that is $59 per credit hour, or just $708 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.

Rising Star Program

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.​​

Courses Offered (Curriculum)

Get information about the courses required for Fire Protection Technology degrees and certificates:

 Accreditation and Affiliations

Find out more about accreditation and affiliations.

El Centro’s Fire Protection Technology program aligns with the national model developed by the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy to create a standard fire technology curriculum for institutions across the country.

Program Location

Courses are offered at both the El Centro College Downtown Campus, 801 Main St. in downtown Dallas, and at its Bill J. Priest Campus, 1402 Corinth St., just south of I-30 and downtown Dallas.

Check El Centro College’s current semester class schedule for the location of a specific course.

Related Programs

Check out other programs in Law and Public Safety.


Other Degree and Certificate Options

See a chart of degree plans by college or visit the credit programs home page.​​

Faculty Profiles

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.

Transfer Information

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.

Links to Additional Information

Note: Links to the following sites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Fire Protection Technology program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.