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Firefighters with a well-balanced educational background will be better prepared to
serve their communities. Collin College's Fire Science program is designed to give
you the certifications and experience necessary for effective decision-making and
leadership skills in the fire department. You will receive the technical knowledge
needed to combat the fire problems created by modern living and develop leadership
skills required of a Fire Officer.
The program meets the requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). Students certified in Texas as a Basic Firefighter are eligible to take the State Certification Exams for Fire Instructor I, II; and Fire Officer I, II after successfully completing selected courses in the Fire Officer Certificate program.