Fire Science

Program Type: Face-to-Face, Fully Online
Program Level: Degrees, Online, Certificates
Department: Protective Services
Institute: Public Service
College: SAC

Fire Academy Fire Academy FAQs

What is the program?

This program is designed to prepare the individual for a career in fire service and provide the opportunity for professional firefighters to achieve an Associates of Applied Science (AAS) Degree for career advancement.

What will I learn?

The professional firefighter will receive a broader education through advanced technical and general education courses to achieve an AAS degree. Several career tracks are available for study, these include:
Fire Service Leadership
Fire Science / Fire Fighting with an emphasis on Homeland Security 

What can I do with this course of study?

You can increase career opportunities in your field by possessing an AAS Degree. Fire Sciences courses at San Antonio College can be used to apply for higher levels of firefighter certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). In addition, some departments offer incentive pay for earning a degree or raising your firefighter certification level.

 What's special about program?

Instructors in this program are seasoned veterans in the fire service with many years of cumulative teaching and operational experience. San Antonio College is the only college in the Alamo Community College District to offer this training and education. 

a broader education through advanced technical and general education courses

Contact Us

Martin Davila
Program Coordinator

Oppenheimer Center Room 225 B
(210) 486-1692 or (210) 486-0082

Fire Science Registration Process due to COVID-19

If you have questions regarding the program or have decided that you would like to attend the Fire Science Program this coming Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 Semester. Please contact us by e-mail:


The SAC Advising Department will be offering virtual walk-in Advising on Mondays from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. via Zoom. Please contact Advising for assistance: ADVISING

Summer 2020 Registration                             

Online Courses Being Offered:                       

FIRT 2111 Incident Safety Officer                       

FIRT 2112 Hazmat Incident Commander          

FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials 

Fall 2020 Registration

Online Courses Being Offered:

FIRT 1301 Fund. of Fire Protection                        

FIRT 1307 Fire Prevention Codes/Inspections       

FIRT 1333 Fire Chemistry I                                    

FIRT 2309 Fire Tactics I

FIRT 1315 Hazardous Materials

FIRT 1342 Fire Officer I

FIRT 1443 Fire Officer II

FIRT 2305 Fire Instructor I

FIRT 2307 Fire Instructor II

Tuition Exemption:

Tuition Exemption Process: Click Here to see and download form.

Tuition Exemption Forms: Click Here  to see and download form.