Fire Science

Firefighters are trained to do their job anywhere; whether it’s in rural zones, forests or urban areas. The work can be exceptionally demanding and challenging at times, but it’s one of the most rewarding jobs around. If you’re ready to make a difference in your community and provide help for those in need, South Texas College can help you get there.

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Tuition Exemption for Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses

This program provides an exemption from tuition and laboratory fees to eligible persons employed as firefighters by a political subdivision of this state or who are active members of an eligible organized volunteer fire department in this state. Texas Education Code, § 54.353

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Degree Plans Occupational Skills Faculty Staff

Emergency Management Specialist - Occupational Skills Award (OSA):

South Texas College offers an occupational skills award designed for students interested in a career in the field of emergency management, as well as those currently in an emergency response profession seeking to update or increase their skills and education. 

This program prepares students for real-world decision making and develops problem-solving skills that will allow them to elevate any organization during critical incidents. Courses focus on educating students on how to implement and coordinate resources necessary for preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery from disasters and threats city, county and state organizations face every day.


Name E-Mail Phone Location
Fonseca, Victor vfonseca 956-872-4205 Regional Center for Public Safety and Excellence
Rodriguez, Oscar orodr103 956-872-4204 Regional Center for Public Safety and Excellence

For faculty not listed, please contact the department.

Name E-mail Phone Location
Olivares, Megan mgower_0026 956-872-4200 Regional Center for Public Safety and Excellence

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