The structural firefighting certificate is for students wanting to pursue entry level opportunities as fire fighters. Interested students should contact fire science technology faculty for information regarding application and admission to the program.
Firefighter Certification Course (August 2019 - May 2020)
The LSC-CyFair Firefighter Academy at the Barker Cypress campus will start the last week in August 2019 and runs for two (2) semesters, ending the first week in May 2020 (approximately nine months).
You must first apply at Lone Star College-CyFair through the online application process. You must contact the program assistant, Sandra Crockett at 281.290.5229, to schedule an appointment with a program advisor and verify you have met academic eligibility requirements. If you have specific questions, please contact the program advisors Denise Armstrong at 281.290.3474 or Linda Pringnitz at 832.482.1044.
Recruits are selected on a first come, first serve basis. There are limited slots. Registration for the Fire Academy will begin in early April 2019. Enrollment is limited to 35 students for the day class and 30 students for the night class.
Once the advisor has verified your eligibility to enter the program, you will be allowed to register for the following Fire Academy classes. You MUST register for all classes listed below.
First Semester (Fall 2019)
Firefighter Certification I
Firefighter Certification II
Firefighter Certification III
Firefighter Agility & Fitness Prep
SEMESTER 1 TOTAL
**EDUC 1300 is a required course to graduate from the Fire Academy. This course is offered face to face or on line. It is the student’s responsibility to sign up and successfully finish this course before the end of the fall semester. If they do not they will be dropped from the fire academy. It is highly recommended that all students take this course during the summer semester.
Day Academy: Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Night Academy: Monday through Thursday from 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Second Semester (Spring 2020)
Firefighter Certification IV
Firefighter Certification V
Firefighter Certification VI
Firefighter Certification VII
Firefighter Agility & Fitness Prep II
SEMESTER 2 TOTAL
Day Academy: Monday through Wednesday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Firefighter Training Night Academy: Monday through Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm Firefighter Training
Mandatory Background Check
Prospective students must pay for and complete a successful background check in order to be accepted into the program. For details contact Michael Naglieri at 281.290.5902.
Mandatory Orientation Sessions
Mandatory Orientation Sessions will be scheduled for June 3rd at 1:00 pm or 6:00 pm and July 8th at 3:00 pm. You must attend at least one session by July 8th or you will be dropped from the course. Please schedule attendance for an orientation by contacting Sandra Goins at 281.290.5229. At these sessions, recruits will be able to purchase uniforms and be fitted for fire fighter gear rental. Your own NFPA Structural Firefighting Gear may be used upon our approval.
Acceptance to the Lone Star College-CyFair Firefighter Academy requires that you be declared physically fit by your doctor. The required physical examination form can be downloaded here. These forms must be submitted to the Fire Academy Department Chair by the first week of July 2019.
General Physical Fitness Recommendations:
Must be able to run 2 miles in under 18 minutes
Must be able to lift heavy objects, approximately150 pounds
Fully participate in a required physical agility course while attending the academy
Be in good general health
Weight in proportion to height
Firefighting is very physical and every effort to be fit prior to the beginning of the Fire Academy should be made by the candidate.
The approximate cost of the academy breaks down as follows:
Fire Tuition Testing Fees
$1,200.00 each semester
$ 2,200.00 each semester
Uniforms and Running Shoes
Mandatory Background Check Due in July
Fire Fighter gear rental (9 months)
(price subject to change)
*Your own NFPA Structural Firefighting Gear may be used upon our approval.
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The four most common types of aid are grants, loans, scholarships and work-study. Visit the Lone Star College-CyFair Financial Aid department to learn more, or visit the following sites.