The HCC Fire Academy has served the West Central Florida area since the early 1970s by providing highly skilled firefighters to the City of Tampa, Hillsborough County and other surrounding municipalities. Classes are taught at the HCC Fire and Police Training Center and are presented on a variety of part-time and full-time schedules to accommodate a student's individual needs.
In addition to providing entry level firefighters to the community, HCC also presents an Associates Degree program which culminates in the student receiving an A.S. Degree in Fire Science Technology. This program provides a springboard for the individual to continue to higher degrees in Education, Fire Protection Engineering Public Administration, and other related disciplines.