Academy Information

Amarillo College, in partnership with local municipal and county fire departments, introduced the Regional Fire Academy in 1998 to provide comprehensive, cost-effective training programs that meet or exceed state: Texas Commission on Fire Protection Standards (TCOFP), and national: the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), training requirements.

In addition to an Associate Degree in Fire Protection Technology and the Basic Firefighter Certificate of Completion, AC and area fire departments--Amarillo Fire Department, Pantex Fire Department, Potter County Fire Department, and Randall County Fire Department--offer continuing education courses that satisfy the TCFP and the State Fireman's and Fire Marshall's Associations training requirements.  

  • The Regional Fire Academy provides standardized training at a reasonable cost with convenient schedules for students.
  • Professional firefighters can take courses to achieve promotion and advancement.
  • Volunteer firefighters can maintain or improve their skills so they may better serve their communities.
  • Those entering this dynamic career can complete the training required of a basic firefighter before taking a fire department entrance examination.


Getting Started

  • Must be 18 and have a high school diploma or GED
  • Take a college placement test such as the TSI and meet program standards.
  • Complete the Academy application and turn in to Claudia Arnold
  • Fill out the Amarillo College application for admissions and turn in to the Registrar's office

Claudia Arnold is located on the Washington Street Campus in the Student Service Center Room 113.  You may bring your application into the office or you may email your application to

If you have any questions please contact Claudia at 806-371-5355.