Hill College


Registration Open for Hill College Fall Fire Academy


           Hill College Fire Protection Program is offering both a day fire academy and hybrid fire academy this fall at the Johnson County Campus in Cleburne. 

           Classes for the day academy will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

           The hybrid fire academy is an online class with face-to-face class every Saturday.  “The hybrid fire academy is a combination of online course work with face-to-face classroom work. It was designed for the working man or woman who wants a career in fire service,” said Hill College Fire Protection coordinator Robert Matthews.

            Students who successfully complete the program take the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) test to earn the Basic Structural Firefighting Certification. Hill College serves as a testing site. Students earn 24 semester credit hours, which can be transferred into the college’s associate of applied science degree in fire protection. Students must be at least 18 years of age and have a physical completed prior to the first day of class. Fall classes begin August 24.

            The Hill College Fire Protection Technology program was named a nationally ranked fire science program by FS Online (firescience.org) in 2014. The program ranked 38th out of the top 90 programs across the nation and eighth in the state.

 Persons interested in the program should contact Matthews at 254-659-7981 or visit www.hillcollege.edu/fire.