(CIP Code: 43.0203)
The Fire Science Program was developed in response to local and national needs for an advanced degree in the field of fire protection and life safety. In 2006, the Blinn College Board of Trustees approved expanding the college’s Fire Science Program to include training at the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) world-renowned Brayton Fire Training Field in College Station. The board approved a memorandum of agreement with TEEX, a member of the Texas A&M University System. The partnership allows Blinn fire science students to receive twelve weeks of practical training with firefighter props, equipment, and apparatus with TEEX in addition to the usual classroom instruction in fire protection, life safety, and program management. The Fire Science Program at Blinn College is accredited through the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.
For enrollment in one of the TEEX partnership academies, the below fees will be charged for the Fire Academy. Blinn College will waive general tuition and fees for these courses, and only charge the listed academy fee. Enrollment in the TEEX partnership academies through Blinn College is limited. Contact the individual Program Coordinator/Director to be placed on the list for enrollment for your preferred semester and to discuss requirements for attendance. NOTE: Academy courses are taught in block format only. To successfully complete an Academy, all courses listed for that Academy must be enrolled at the same time and passed with the noted minimum grades (see Program websites for details).
Fire Academy (FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1333)
$5,400.00 per student per semester
$100.00 distance education fee for online Fire Academy
More information is available online through the Fire Science Program website. Applied Sciences award plans.
In order for a student to receive twenty-three (23) hours of experiential learning credit, for coursework that was taken through a non-college based program, the student must show documentation of successful completion of an International Fire School Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and/or Texas Commission on Fire Protection accredited fire school program, and provide proof of current fire fighter certification. Proof of a higher level of certification may be accepted for this purpose from one of the following: Pro Board Certification or Advanced Certification through the State Fireman and Fire Marshals Association. Courses for which credit will be awarded are: FIRS 1103 , FIRS 1301 , FIRS 1407 , FIRS 1313 , FIRS 1319 , FIRS 1323 , FIRS 1329 , and FIRS 1333 . These courses will apply to the Fire Science Technology AAS. The student can be concurrently enrolled in six (6) hours, but must complete six (6) hours at Blinn College before requesting credit for experiential learning that is quantified by the successful passing of a state or national, or international certification exam.