Fire Science Technology

Midland College offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Science Technology (FST) and a certificate in Firefighter (Fire Academy). Midland College is certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) as a fire suppression training facility.

Students meeting all Midland College and TCFP eligibility requirements will be qualified to take the State of Texas certification examination for Basic Firefighter at the end of the academy.


Fire Science students practicing a drill at the training fire field Two Fire Science instructors standing by the fire truck controls Fire Science students putting out a structure fire at the training facility


Program Details

Application and Background Check Release

Download and complete the application and return to:

Karen Harris

(432) 685-4600


Mark Kuhn
(432) 685-6757

Health Sciences Application (pdf)

Fire Academy Prerequisites

  • High School Graduate
  • 18 years of age
  • Interview with the Department Chair

To schedule an interview with the department chair, contact Mark Kuhn at or (432) 685-6757.

Associate of Applied Science

No prerequisites required.

Certified Firefighters are eligible for the degree program, and will be credited 27 hours (first two semesters) for their certificate.

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information

  • Course work: 40% classroom, 60% hands-on
  • Excellent classroom facilities
  • 2-fire trucks
  • Use of Midland Fire Dept Harris Training Field
  • Knowledgeable instruction staff comprised of firefighters from area fire departments
  • Numerous joint activities with area fire departments
  • Excellent pass rates on Texas Commission on Fire Protection certification exam

The Fire Science Technology Program at Midland College 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

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.


Why study Fire Science Technology at MC?


Midland College Fire-EMS Truck

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of Midland College degrees and/or certificates does not guarantee eligibility to take a certification/registry/licensure examination. The eligibility of each person is determined on an individual basis by the regulatory body of the specific discipline. If you have a conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation, physical or mental disability/illness, hospitalization/treatment for chemical dependency within the past five years, current intemperate use of drugs or alcohol or a previous denial of a licensure or action by a licensing authority, you will need to contact the specific regulatory body for an individual ruling. Some programs require a criminal background check and urine and drug screen.



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