The Fire Protection Technology program at El Centro will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.
Courses are offered at both El Centro's downtown campus (801 Main St.) and the
Bill J. Priest Campus (1402 Corinth St., just south of I-30 and downtown Dallas). Check the current semester
class schedule for the location of a specific course.
Developing Skills for Success
The Fire Protection Technology program includes a core of technical as well as academic courses — such as computer applications, speech communication and business — for a well-rounded education. Program-specific courses include:
- Building Construction in the Fire Service
- Fire and Arson Investigation I and II
- Fire Chemistry
- Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections
- Fire Protection Systems
- Fire Service Hydraulics
- Firefighter Certification I and II
- Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
- Firefighter Health and Safety
- Hazardous Materials
Accreditation and Affiliations
El Centro’s Fire Protection Technology program is a licensed fire academy through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. The program offers continuing education courses for firefighters, such as Arson Investigation and Fire Officer I and II.
The 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.