Fire Protection Technology Fire Training

Fire Protection

Certificate Technical Degree

The San Jac Firefighter Training Academy, housed at the Maritime Technology & Training Center, is for aspiring firefighters looking to meet and exceed all state requirements to prepare for their careers. We also serve current firefighters seeking to advance their careers. 

Program at a Glance

Career Opportunities

Opportunities to pursue after completing this program include:

  • Fire inspector
  • Fire investigator
  • Hazardous materials emergency response
  • Emergency management

Earning Potential

Firefighter: $49,864 per year

For more salary information, check out Texas Wages.


Maritime Technology & Training Center


Firefighting, AAS

Technical Degree
The Associate of Applied Science degree provides current firefighters with additional fire-related education and certification opportunities to help you advance your career.This degree is for academy graduates and current firefighters and provides additional fire-related education and certification opportunities.
Length 2 Years
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 60 credits for this program in five terms, including a summer term.

Firefighting, Certificate of Technology (Firefighter Training Academy)

The firefighter training academy qualifies you for an entry-level firefighter position. This firefighter training academy program prepares students to take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Suppression Exam, which certifies you for entry-level firefighter positions statewide.
Length 6 Months
If you're studying full-time, you can complete the 24 credits for this certificate in two terms.

Fire Protection: A Degree That Begins with a Calling

This is more than a degree. It’s a calling. Get the training you need from experienced professionals to start your career.


Firefighter for a Day

Turning Up the Heat on San Jac Employees
Each year, this program invites San Jacinto College employees to suit up and feel the burn at the La Porte Fire Training Facility, where College cadets practice searching, rescuing, and controlling fires.

Contact Us

Do you  have questions about the Fire Technology Program? Reach out – we can help.
Lynwood Dunseith
Prog Director, Fire Protection
(281) 476-1834