|Carmen Edwards, Dean
|Kay Floyd, Division Secretary
|Mark Kuhn, Department Chair, Fire/EMS
The Fire Science Technology program prepares students for careers in the fire service field with municipal fire departments, insurance inspection agencies, industrial safety firms, the U.S. Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of personnel currently employed in fire service positions and those desiring preparation for employment.
Midland College is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection for Basic Firefighter Certification in Texas. The Midland College Fire Academy consists of seven courses; it requires two semesters to complete. A new Academy class begins in the fall semester of every year. A Firefighter Certificate is granted upon successful completion of the Academy. Students meeting all eligibility requirements will be qualified to take the State of Texas certification examination for Basic Firefighter. Enrollment is limited; please contact the program chair or the Health Sciences Division office for details.
The Associate of Applied Science degree program consists of 60 semester credit hours. The following is the suggested sequence of courses for this degree. Please note that courses requiring prerequisites are denoted by a plus sign (+). Part-time students may require more than four semesters to complete their degree.
The course sequences shown in the programs of study below should be followed when possible.