Austin Community College Fire Training Academy (ACCFTA) is an intensive semester-long program that includes classroom and hands-on instruction to give you the skills you need to become a certified firefighter in Texas. The certificate program is rigorous but rewarding.

Fall semester classes are held Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Spring semester classes are a hybrid schedule (online and hands-on.) Both are 17 weeks. Required physical training classes meet twice a week, usually from 7:00 – 8:15 a.m. Daily attendance is MANDATORY.

ACCFTA is authorized by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) to provide all required Basic Firefighter training. Upon successful completion, graduates receive a Firefighter Level 1 Certificate from ACCFTA, and are eligible to take the TCFP Basic Fire Suppression certification exam to become certified firefighters.