FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAMS
IN THIS SECTION
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Corsicana Campus | (903) 875-7481
Waxahachie Campus | (972) 923-6447
Fire Academy General Information
Classes are offered every semester both during the day and at night.
Navarro College uses instructors who are experts in their field. Instructors are members of the Navarro College family and include full-time and adjunct faculty. All are experienced firefighters either currently employed or retired. Each instructor is interviewed and chosen based on their knowledge and command of subject matter.
Navarro College has the ability to provide all necessary resources to help make a class successful. New computers, textbooks, curriculum, and other instructional equipment are available to help ensure the highest quality instruction.
Most importantly, the Navarro College Fire Academy offers college academic credit. All Fire Academy classes are academic classes and students finish with 24 credit hours. Credit hours can give graduates an advantage when searching for employment.
Fire Academy hours go toward the A.A.S. Fire Science Degree.
Tuition is based on out-of-district rates. If you live in-district (Navarro County) tuition may be less.
Please visit the Financial Aid Office on any Navarro College campus for information on how to apply and what types of aid are available.
Drug Screen/Background Check
As a part of the Fire Academy students must take and pass a 10-panel drug screen, as well as, pass a criminal background check. Both to be administered by the college. Failure in either will result in student’s dismissal from the program.
Social Security Card
A Social Security number is required for the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Certification.
Books are available at the Navarro College Bookstore in Waxahachie.
- IFSTA - Essential of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 6th Edition (ISBN 978-0-13-314080-4). $96
- IFSTA - Hazardous Materials for First Responders, 5th Edition (ISBN 978-087939613-8). $93
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection Objectives & Skills packet. Approximately $35
Uniforms are required to be worn daily throughout the Academy. Navarro College Fire uniform:
- Red-collared shirt with program logo for class (available in the bookstore) Approximately $20
- Red T-shirts for workout (available in the bookstore) Approximately $14
- Dark blue EMS pants (w/belt loops)
- Black belt
- Black polishable boots
- Navy workout shorts
- Running shoes
- Navy blue hooded jacket (available in the bookstore) Approximately $31
The cost of bunker gear is approx. $2,600. (RENTAL IS AVAILABLE APPROXIMATELY $900.)
Required bunker gear includes:
During the first week of class, an outside vendor will take orders for bunker gear. Payment is expected at the time of order. If you provide your own bunker gear, it must be NFPA 1851 approved and inspected by NCFA coordinator. Documentation will be required stating the equipment meets the criteria required by the 2008 NFPA Standard 1851 advanced inspection.
(Due to individual agency, upon successful completion of class)
- Fingerprints fee - $41.45