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Frequently Asked Quesions
  1. Is financial aid available?  
    Yes, to qualified students and veterans. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-800-561-9252 ext. 6345.

  2. When is the FA offered?  
    WCJC offers a daytime class at the Wharton campus in the fall and spring. Day classes are held 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for 16 weeks.

  3. How much can I miss?  
    NONE. But, you are allowed approximately 2.5% of the total number of hours.

  4. Will this course certify me as a Fire Fighter in Texas?  
    Yes, the FA is the first step. The second step is the Texas Basic Commission Fire Fighter Exam. After passing the commission exam, you will need to attend an EMT-B or higher course, or already possess an EMT-B or higher certification from the Texas Department of Health to be eligible for employment as a Texas Commissioned Fire Fighter.

  5. Are there jobs?
    Yes, but it may take you six months to a year to go to work as a careered fire fighter.

  6. What additional supplies will I need for the class?  
    Notetaking materials, required books, Full Protective Clothing (NFPA approved), and uniforms (dress, casual, and workout). See Academy packet for details

  7. How can I pay?
    You can pay with cash, credit card (Visa or Mastercard), check, or money order. Contact the WCJC Business Office for more details

  8. When do I pay?
    Tuition/fees must be paid at time of registration.

  9. Do I need college credit before I enroll into the FA?
    No, just a high school diploma or G.E.D.

  10. Do you have an age limit? 
    Just that you must be 18 years of age or older.

  11. Will we have any time off from school?   
    Yes, we follow the college holiday schedule.

  12. Is the FA college credit approved?
    Yes, upon successful completion of the entire academy, the student will receive 26 college credit hours.
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