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Navarro College Fire Academy is licensed by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The Academy serves as a resource for the Texas Fire Service and related organizations by providing professional education in fire fighting through the Continuing Education and Protective Services study areas.


Navarro College conducts a Basic Firefighter Academy that serves municipal fire department needs throughout the State of Texas. Successful completion of the Fire Academy will qualify the student to take the state exam to qualify for certification.


Admission to Fire Academy Requires:  

  • Acknowledgement of Academy policies
  • Medical release


Section A: Medical Conditions
Section B: Job Tasks
Section C: NFPA Required Bunker Gear


Must be picked-up in the Protective Services Office, Waxahachie Campus   


NEW!  Fire Academy Brochure

FALL SEMESTER (August – December)

Day or Night classes available


DAY CLASSES: M-F | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

NIGHT CLASSES: M-Th* | 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
*and some Saturdays

SPRING SEMESTER  (January – May)

Day or Night classes available


DAY CLASSES: M-F | 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

NIGHT CLASSES: M-Th* | 6 p.m.-10 p.m.
*and some Saturdays

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires institutions with Gainful Employment programs to report certain information about students enrolled in Title IV federal aid eligible educational programs that lead to a recognized occupation. You will find links to Gainful Employment figures on each of the programs below.


Basic Fire Fighter Certificate (.pdf)

Course Descriptions

FIRS 1301 Firefighter Certification I

Firefighter safety and development. Curriculum includes Texas Commission on fire protection rules and regulations, firefighter safety, fire science, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, and fire reports and records. 


FIRS 1313 Firefighter Certification III

This course will include a study of fire streams and pump operations as they relate to fundamental development of basic firefighter skills.


FIRS 1319 Firefighter Certification IV

Equipment, tactics, and procedures used in forcible entry, ventilation, salvage, and overhaul. This course will cover preparation for certification as a basic firefighter. 


FIRS 1323 Firefighter Certification V

Ropes and knots rescue procedures and techniques and hazardous materials. This course will cover preparation for certification as a basic fire fighter.


FIRS 1329 Firefighter Certification VI

Fire inspection techniques and practices. Course content will emphasize fire-cause determination. Curriculum includes fire protection systems, wild land fire, and pre-incident planning. This course will cover preparation for certification as a basic firefighter.


FIRS 1407 Firefighter Certification II

Basic principles and skill development in handling fire service hose and ladders. Curriculum includes the distribution system of water supply, basic building construction, and emergency service communication, procedures, and equipment.


FIRS 1433 Firefighter Certification VII

Simulated emergency operations and hands-on live fire training exercises, incident management procedures, and combined operations using proper extinguishing methods. Emphasis on safety.



Basic Firefighter Certificate24 credit hours


April 15 May Mini & Summer Registration begins
May 8Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m. for May Mini term
May 13Classes start for May Mini term
May 30Registration ends & Payment due at 5 p.m. for 12-week & 1st 6-week terms
June 5Classes start for 12-week and 1st 6-week terms
Complete your degree and begin your career or transfer to a 4-year college to continue your studies.


Have transfer credits from another college or university? Send your official transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions & Records at 3200 W. 7th Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110

Navarro College is accredited by the Southern Association of College and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees; approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; and is a member of the Texas Association of Community Colleges and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Dean’s Office, Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6440

Program Coordinator, Waxahachie Campus | 972.923.6447


Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.