ACC Fire Academy students practice extinguishing fires in various scenarios

Fire Training Academy

The Austin Community College Fire Training Academy is a state-accredited regional training program that prepares you for an entry-level position as a professional firefighter. Graduates of our Academy are located throughout Central Texas and beyond, making a difference in the communities they serve.

The Fire Training Academy is a special-admission program. Applicants may submit their Academy application before or after they complete the ACC general application. Applicants are encouraged to complete the ACC admissions process as early as possible. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the Academy.

Admission Priority

  • First priority is given to applicants who are EMT certified.
  • Next priority is given to volunteer firefighters and/or students who are currently in ACC’s Fire Protection Technology associate degree plan.

Admission Steps

Note: You must be 18 years or older on the date classes start.

  1. Complete the ACC admissions process. This can be completed before or after submitting Fire Academy application.
  2. Select “Basic Firefighter Certificate” as your major. Area of Study is Public & Social Services.
  3. Submit the online Fire Academy application; no supporting documents are required.

Application Deadlines

Fall – April
Spring – October

If your application is not accepted, you will need to reapply to be considered for future semesters.

Program Format

  • 17-week sessions start in January and August.
  • Classes are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Austin Fire Academy, 4800 Shaw Lane.
  • Students attend a 2-credit physical training course, typically held before class.
  • Daily attendance is mandatory to complete the required 486 hours of training.

Cost

The cost for the Academy varies per student. Please see the Firefighter Academy Fee Sheet.

Academic Program Department Contacts

Use the information below to contact this program with any specific questions.


Academic Program First Name Last Name Phone Email Department Website
Accounting Larry Stephens 512-223-4992 [email protected] PCACC https://business.austincc.edu/accounting/
Accounting Germaine Randolph 512-223-4800 [email protected] PCACC https://business.austincc.edu/accounting/
Advanced Manufacturing Laura Marmolejo 512-223-0131 [email protected] PCAMT https://dmcat.austincc.edu/advanced-manufacturing/
Agricultural Sciences Savannah Rugg 512-223-9454 [email protected] PCAGR https://dmcat.austincc.edu/agricultural-sciences/
American Sign Language-Interpreter Training Fallon Brizendine 512-271-2446 [email protected] PCASL https://pss.austincc.edu/aslit/
Anthropology Carleen Sanchez 512-223-3307 [email protected] TFSSA https://sites.austincc.edu/anthropology/
Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Stacey Ong-Thai 512-223-4841 [email protected] PCEDG https://www.austincc.edu/academic-and-career-programs/areas-of-study/design-manufacturing-construction-and-applied-technologies/architectural-and-engineering-computer-aided-design
Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design Jeffrey Muhammad 512-223-4844 [email protected] PCEDG https://www.austincc.edu/academic-and-career-programs/areas-of-study/design-manufacturing-construction-and-applied-technologies/architectural-and-engineering-computer-aided-design
Art Bernardo Diaz 512-223-7630 [email protected] PCART https://admc.austincc.edu/art/
Audio Technology and Industry Paul Stautinger 512-223-4037 [email protected] PCCMM https://admc.austincc.edu/audio-technology-industry/
Audio Technology and Industry Haley Weber 512-223-4020 [email protected] PCCMM https://admc.austincc.edu/audio-technology-industry/
Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology T.J. Bragg 512-383-0638 [email protected] PCABR https://dmcat.austincc.edu/autobody/
Automotive Technology and Outdoor Powered Equipment Michael (Mike) Shoebroek 512-223-0346 [email protected] PCAUT https://dmcat.austincc.edu/autotech/
Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity Mary Kohls 512-223-3185 [email protected] 8549 https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/bas-cybersecurity/
Bachelor of Applied Science in Software Development Enrique Parada 512-223-3183 [email protected] 8503 https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/bas/
Bachelor of Applied Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology Laura Marmolejo 512-223-6085 [email protected] PCAMT https://dmcat.austincc.edu/advanced-manufacturing/bat/
Biology Curtis Eckerman 512-223-3322 [email protected] TFBIO https://sites.austincc.edu/biology/
Biotechnology Linnea Fletcher 512-223-5912 [email protected] PCBIT https://sem.austincc.edu/biotech/
Biotechnology Steven Spurlock 512-223-5915 [email protected] PCBIT https://sem.austincc.edu/biotech/
Building Construction Technology Joey Case 512-223-0348 [email protected] PCBCT https://sites.austincc.edu/bct/
Business Administration Ina Midkiff 512-223-2072 [email protected] @0001 https://sites.austincc.edu/bua/
Business Office Technology Deborah Benavidez 512-223-5842 [email protected] PCOFA https://business.austincc.edu/officeadmin/
Business Office Technology Cynthia Klist 512-223-5175 [email protected] PCOFA https://business.austincc.edu/officeadmin/
Business, Government, and Technical Communications Risé Lara 512-223-4545 [email protected] PCTEC https://admc.austincc.edu/acctechcomm/
Business, Government, and Technical Communications Brynley Johnson 512-223-4545 [email protected] PCTEC https://admc.austincc.edu/acctechcomm/
Career ACCelerator: LAN Administrator David Borden 512-223-7799 [email protected] PCCIS https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/computer-information-technology/network-administration/
Chemistry Brian Bocknack 512-223-3323 [email protected] TFCHE https://sites.austincc.edu/chem/
Child Care and Development Regina McGough 512-223-9204 [email protected] PCCHD https://education.austincc.edu/childdev/
Communication Studies Risé Lara 512-223-4545 [email protected] TFCOH https://admc.austincc.edu/commstudies/
Communication Studies Brynley Johnson 512-223-4545 [email protected] TFCOH https://admc.austincc.edu/commstudies/
Computer Information Technology Mary Kohls 512-223-3185 [email protected] PCCIS https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/computer-information-technology/
Computer Science Mary Kohls 512-223-3185 [email protected] PCCOS https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/computer-science/
Conservation Science and Wildlife Management Mark Shepherd [email protected] TFPHH https://sites.austincc.edu/ees/
Creative Writing Prudence Arceneaux 512-223-7196 [email protected] PCCRW https://sites.austincc.edu/crw/
Creative Writing Samuel Carrillo 512-223-7967 [email protected] PCCRW https://sites.austincc.edu/crw/
Criminal Justice Frederick "Dale" Toler 512-223-2082 [email protected] PCCRJ https://pss.austincc.edu/criminal-justice/
Culinary Arts Stephanie Herrington 512-223-5179 [email protected] PCCUA https://cht.austincc.edu/cularts/
Dance Catherine Solaas 512-223-7198 [email protected] PCDAN https://sites.austincc.edu/dance/
Dental Hygiene Michelle Landrum 512-223-5718 [email protected] PCDEH https://sites.austincc.edu/health/dhyg/
Diagnostic Medical Imaging - Radiology Rivers Wright 512-223-5888 [email protected] PCDMR https://sites.austincc.edu/health/diagnostic-medical-imaging/
Drama Marcus McQuirter 512-223-7199 [email protected] PCDRM https://admc.austincc.edu/drama/
Drama Cynthia Gage 512-223-7176 [email protected] PCDRM https://admc.austincc.edu/drama/
Economics Carleen Sanchez 512-223-3307 [email protected] TFSSE https://sites.austincc.edu/econ/
Education Instruction Regina (Jeanie) McGough 512-223-9204 [email protected] TFEDU https://sites.austincc.edu/educationinstruction/
Emergency Management Gloria Gutierrez 512-223-1682 [email protected] PCEMH https://pss.austincc.edu/emergency-management/
Emergency Management James Daniels 512-223-1683 [email protected] PCEMH https://pss.austincc.edu/emergency-management/
Emergency Medical Services Professions Eric Shipman 512-223-5918 [email protected] PCEMS https://sites.austincc.edu/health/emsp/
Engineering Joe Brinkley 512-223-4896 [email protected] TFPHE https://www.austincc.edu/engineering/
Engineering Oralia (Lala) Guerra 512-223-7483 [email protected] TFPHE https://www.austincc.edu/engineering/
Engineering Technology Alberto Quinonez 512-223-6407 [email protected] PCELT https://dmcat.austincc.edu/engineering-technology
Engineering Technology Vidal Almanza 512-223-6533 [email protected] PCELT https://dmcat.austincc.edu/engineering-technology
English Wendy Elle 512-223-3357 [email protected] TFCOE https://sites.austincc.edu/english/
English Sue Bloodsworth 512-223-3233 [email protected] TFCOE https://sites.austincc.edu/english/
Environmental Science and Technology Mark Shepherd 512-223-7157 [email protected] TFPHH https://sites.austincc.edu/ees/
Exercise Science Pam Soto 512-223-6040 [email protected] PCPFT https://education.austincc.edu/exercise/
Fashion Design Victoria Taylor 512-223-7906 [email protected] PCFAD https://business.austincc.edu/fashiondesign/
Fashion Marketing Eileen Collazo 512-223-2199 [email protected] PCMAR https://sites.austincc.edu/mkt/
Fashion Marketing Ina Midkiff 512-223-2072 [email protected] PCMAR https://sites.austincc.edu/mkt/
Fire Protection Technology Kristi Norton 512-223-9761 [email protected] PCFPT https://pss.austincc.edu/fireprotection/
Fire Protection Technology Nate Zaleski 512-223-9764 [email protected] PCFPT https://pss.austincc.edu/fireprotection/
General Studies in Arts Jeanne Vaughn 512-223-2601 [email protected] 8269 https://instruction.austincc.edu/student-development/
Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics Garry Gaber 512-223-4803 [email protected] PCGDA https://admc.austincc.edu/gdamg/
Game Development, Animation, and Motion Graphics Deanna Whaley 512-223-4830 [email protected] PCGDA https://admc.austincc.edu/gdamg/
General Studies in Arts Edgar Granillo 512-223-2601 [email protected] 8269 https://instruction.austincc.edu/student-development/
General Studies in Pre-Health Sciences Richard Espinosa 512-223-5911 [email protected] 8397 https://sites.austincc.edu/health/general-studies
General Studies in Science Edgar Granillo 512-223-2601 [email protected] 8270 https://instruction.austincc.edu/student-development
General Studies in Science Jeanne Vaughn 512-223-2601 [email protected] 8270 https://instruction.austincc.edu/student-development
Geographic Information Systems Jeffrey Muhammad 512-223-4844 [email protected] TFGIS https://sites.google.com/austincc.edu/gis
Geographic Information Systems Jennifer Black 512-223-4048 [email protected] TFGIS https://sites.google.com/austincc.edu/gis
Geography Carleen Sanchez 512-223-3307 [email protected] TFSSG https://sites.austincc.edu/geography
Geology Mark Shepherd 512-223-7157 [email protected] TFPHG https://sites.austincc.edu/ees
Geospatial Engineering Jeffrey Muhammad 512-223-4844 [email protected] PCGLS https://sites.google.com/austincc.edu/landsurveying
Geospatial Engineering Jennifer Black 512-223-4048 [email protected] PCGLS https://sites.google.com/austincc.edu/landsurveying
Government Julz Decker 512-223-5127 [email protected] TFGOV https://sites.austincc.edu/government/
Health and Kinesiology Jamee Stewart 512-223-4815 [email protected] TFHEK https://education.austincc.edu/health-kinesiology/
Health Information Technology Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCMEC https://sites.austincc.edu/health/hitt/
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology Tolly James Jr. 512-223-6105 [email protected] PCHAR https://sites.austincc.edu/hart
History Allan Purcell 512-223-3398 [email protected] TFHIS https://sites.austincc.edu/history/
Hospitality Management and Meeting & Event Planning Stacy (Liz) Hundley 512-223-5274 [email protected] PCHOM https://cht.austincc.edu/hospitality/
Human Services Michelle Shuler 512-223-3211 [email protected] PCHUS https://pss.austincc.edu/human-services/
Interdisciplinary Studies Carleen Sanchez 512-223-3307 [email protected] TFIND https://liberalarts.austincc.edu/interdisciplinary-studies/
International Business George Frederickson 512-223-4052 [email protected] PCINT https://business.austincc.edu/intlbus/
International Business Mary Rincon 512-223-3710 [email protected] PCINT https://business.austincc.edu/intlbus/
Jewelry Dwayne Bandy 512-223-7211 [email protected] PCJWL https://sites.austincc.edu/jewelry/
Journalism Risé Lara 512-223-2142 [email protected] TFCOJ https://sites.austincc.edu/journalism/
Journalism Brynley Johnson 512-223-4545 [email protected] TFCOJ https://sites.austincc.edu/journalism/
Logistics and Supply Chain Management George Frederickson 512-223-4052 [email protected] PCLSC https://business.austincc.edu/intlbus/
Logistics and Supply Chain Management Mary Rincon 512-223-3710 [email protected] PCLSC https://business.austincc.edu/intlbus/
Management George Frederickson 512-223-4052 [email protected] PCMAN https://business.austincc.edu/management/
Management Mary Rincon 512-223-3710 [email protected] PCMAN https://business.austincc.edu/management/
Marketing Eileen Collazo 512-223-2199 [email protected] PCMAR https://sites.austincc.edu/mkt/
Marketing Ina Midkiff 512-223-2072 [email protected] PCMAR https://sites.austincc.edu/mkt/
Mathematics Paige Peschong [email protected] TFMAT https://sites.google.com/a/austincc.edu/math-students/
Mathematics Carolynn Reed 512-223-6052 [email protected] TFMAT https://sites.google.com/a/austincc.edu/math-students/
Medical Laboratory Technology Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCMLT https://sites.austincc.edu/health/mlab/
Mexican American Studies Carleen Sanchez 512-223-3307 [email protected] TFIND https://www.austincc.edu/academic-and-career-programs/areas-of-study/liberal-arts-humanities-social-and-behavioral-sciences/mexican-american-studies
Music Shane Anderson 512-223-4004 [email protected] PCMUS https://admc.austincc.edu/music
Nursing - All Programs Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCNUR https://sites.austincc.edu/health/nursing/
Nursing - Professional Nursing Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCNUR https://sites.austincc.edu/health/rnsg/
Nursing - RN-to-BSN Program Cynthia Gerardo 512-223-5747 [email protected] PCNUR https://sites.austincc.edu/health/rnsg/
Nursing - Vocational Nursing Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCVON https://sites.austincc.edu/health/vnsg/
Occupational Therapy Assistant Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCOTA https://sites.austincc.edu/health/otha/
Paralegal Shawn Slack 512-223-3713 [email protected] PCLEA https://pss.austincc.edu/paralegal/
Pharmacy Technician Lisa McCartney 512-223-5949 [email protected] PCPHT https://sites.austincc.edu/health/phra/
Philosophy Antonio Ramirez 512-223-0448 [email protected] PCPHI https://liberalarts.austincc.edu/philosophy-religion-humanities/
Philosophy Samuel (Sam) Carrillo 512-223-7967 [email protected] PCPHI https://liberalarts.austincc.edu/philosophy-religion-humanities/
Phlebotomy Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] 8197 https://sites.austincc.edu/health/plab/
Physical Therapist Assistant Jose Milan 512-223-5938 [email protected] PCPTA https://sites.austincc.edu/health/ptha/
Physics Joe Brinkley 512-223-4896 [email protected] TFPHP https://www.austincc.edu/physics/
Physics Oralia (Lala) Guerra 512-223-7483 [email protected] TFPHP https://www.austincc.edu/physics/
Pre-Med Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] @0007 https://sites.austincc.edu/health/pre-med/
Professional Photography Sean Perry 512-223-4681 [email protected] PCPHO https://sites.austincc.edu/photo/
Professional Photography Matthew Krebs 512-223-7567 [email protected] PCPHO https://sites.austincc.edu/photo/
Psychology Dan Dydek 512-223-0083 [email protected] TFBSP https://sites.austincc.edu/psych/
Radio-Television-Film Christian Raymond 512-223-4732 [email protected] PCRTF https://admc.austincc.edu/rtf/
Real Estate Ina Midkiff 512-223-2072 [email protected] PCREE https://sites.austincc.edu/rele/
Real Estate Eileen Collazo 512-223-2199 [email protected] PCREE https://sites.austincc.edu/rele/
Social Work Blanca Alvarado 512-223-7149 [email protected] @0006 https://pss.austincc.edu/social-work/
Sociology Blanca Alvarado 512-223-7149 [email protected] TFBSS https://liberalarts.austincc.edu/sociology/
Sonography Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCDMS https://sites.austincc.edu/health/sono/
Surgical Technology Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCSUT https://sites.austincc.edu/health/srgt/
Technical Theater Marcus McQuirter 512-223-7199 [email protected] PCDRM https://admc.austincc.edu/drama/
Technical Theater Samantha Wells 512-223-7176 [email protected] PCDRM https://admc.austincc.edu/drama/
The App ACCelerator: Austin Can Code Mary Kohls 512-223-3185 [email protected] PCCIS https://sites.austincc.edu/cs/app-accelerator-austin-can-code/
Veterinary Technology Health Sciences Information Admissions Office 512-223-5700 [email protected] PCVET https://sites.austincc.edu/health/vtht/
Visual Communication Josiah Spence 512-223-4301 [email protected] PCVCD https://admc.austincc.edu/viscom/
Visual Communication Zoe Dahmen 512-223-4846 [email protected] PCVCD https://admc.austincc.edu/viscom/
Welding Technology Haley Woodward 512-223-6442 [email protected] PCWET https://sites.austincc.edu/welding
Welding Technology Marjie LaRowe 512-223-6443 [email protected] PCWET https://sites.austincc.edu/welding
World Languages Vanessa Lazo 512-223-0087 [email protected] @0002 https://sites.austincc.edu/fola/

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