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Fire Protection Technology Degrees and Certificates

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El Centro College

El Centro College is the only one of the seven colleges of DCCCD to offer the Fire Protection program.

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.

These awards are designed for students to jumpstart a career in fire services or work towards career advancement.

  • The Fire Protection Technology Associate in Applied Sciences degree integrates professional, technical firefighting skills related to the everyday demands of the profession. Both academic and fire science courses are geared toward helping graduates advance into supervisory positions. The associate degree can be completed in two years if you are a full-time student.
  • The Fire Science certificate (Gainful Employment Information) prepares students to advance into supervisory or management-level positions. It can be completed over three semesters; all credit hours earned may be applied toward the associate degree in Fire Protection Technology.
  • The Fire/Arson Investigation certificate (Gainful Employment Information) prepares you for a career in arson investigation with specific certification. The certificate can be completed in two semesters; all credit hours earned may be applied toward the associate degree in Fire Protection Technology.