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Additional Fire Science Technology Program Requirements

Admission Criteria and Prerequisites

To be admitted to the Fire Science program, students must first meet the basic requirements for admission to Lone Star College. However, admission to Lone Star College does not constitute automatic acceptance into the program.

Students are selected on a first come, first served basis. Remember there are limited slots. Registration for the Fall academy will begin in early April (enrollment is limited). 

Certificate Prerequisites

  1. Hold a high school diploma or a GED.
  2. Apply for and achieve admission to Lone Star College.
  3. Cleared by your doctor Physical Examination Form. Must be turned in to the director before the 1st day of class and cannot be older than 90 days from the start of the academy.
  4. Background check submitted before acceptance into the academy and cannot be older than 90 days from the start of the class.
  5. Registration only on first come, first served bases with department approval.

AAS Prerequisites

  1. Hold a high school diploma or a GED.
  2. Apply for and achieve admission to Lone Star College.
  3. College level reading and writing skills (ENGL 0305, 0313 or ENGL 0316; ENGL 0307 or ENGL 0326; or placement by testing). Talk to an advisor for assistance.
  4. College level math skills. Talk to an advisor for assistance.
  5. Registration only on first come, first served bases with department approval.

General Fitness Requirements

Before you can attend you must be declared physically fit by your doctor. You must take a completed Physical Examination Form to the director of the academy by the first day of class that is no more than 90 days old.

1. Must be able to run 2 miles under 18 minutes.
2. Must be able to lift heavy objects about 150 pounds.
3. Fully participate in a required physical agility course while attending the academy.
4. Be in good general health.
5. Weight in proportion to height.
6. Turn in completed physical examination form signed by your doctor. Due by the first day of class and is no more than 90 days old

Application Process

  1. Apply and Achieve Admission to LSC
  2. Meet with Fire Science Department for admission into the program.
  3. Applicant must attend a Fire Science Orientation
  4. Complete background check, health history and Physical
    1. Applicant cannot have a felony or a Class A misdemeanor
    2. Reference EMS consequences
  5. Official approval by department director

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