Fire Protection Technology

Become a professional firefighter with Austin Community College’s Fire Technology Program. We offer certificate and degree options to help you gain entry-level firefighter skills or advance your leadership credentials. Our state-accredited regional training academy is a rigorous but rewarding 16-week program that prepares you for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s certification exam in basic fire suppression. If you’re interested in a firefighter career, you can apply for ACC’s Fire Academy. We also offer an associate degree for current firefighters seeking to advance their careers with our associate degree.

Pride Points

Field-experienced faculty

State-of-the-art training facility

Certification preparation

Career & Salary Information

Graduates can pursue specializations such as fire investigation, forest fire protection, and hazardous materials clean-up. Below are a few career options you might consider.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Fire Inspectors

    Inspect buildings and equipment to detect fire hazards and enforce state and local regulations.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Fire Investigators

    Conduct investigations to determine causes of fires and explosions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Fire-Prevention and Protection Engineers

    Research causes of fires, determine fire protection methods, and design or recommend materials or equipment such as structural components or fire-detection equipment to assist organizations in safeguarding life and property against fire, explosion, and related hazards.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

    Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

    Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Forest Firefighters

    Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

    Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Municipal Firefighters

    Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fire Protection Technology

Certificate Level 1

Firefighter Level 1