Program Contacts

Emergency Medical Technician &
Fire Training Academy
Annette Barrios, 321-433-5707

Law Enforcement Academy

Deadlines Near for Public Safety Programs

October 8, 2012 - For those whose career dreams include serving the public as a firefighter, law enforcement officer or emergency medical technician, application deadlines are approaching for several popular, limited access programs in the Institute of Public Safety at Brevard Community College.

The programs begin in the Spring Term that starts in January 2013 and require an application to BCC and an additional application or screening process.

Nov. 15 is the application deadline for the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) program, which is a one-semester, applied technology diploma program in pre-hospital emergency medical care designed for persons involved in rescue, ambulance attendants, and persons involved in emergency care of the sick or injured. Upon successful completion, the student is eligible to take the National Registry examination. CPR Certification is a pre-requisite. You can also view details of the EMT program online by clicking here.

BCC’s Fire Academy is accepting Fire Training Academy Applications through Dec. 4. Students will qualify for firefighter positions throughout Florida upon successful completion of the Minimum Standards program and state exam. Students must meet BCC admission requirements for Postsecondary Adult Vocational Certificates and Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training Requirements. The full time academy takes about three months to complete, with a part-time version taking about five months. To learn more about the Fire Academy online, click here.

Contact Annette Barrios for application information for the EMT and Fire Academy programs at 321-433-5707 or

The Brevard Police Testing and Selection Center is now recruiting applicants for the Jan. 28, 2013 Basic Law Enforcement Academy, with rosters filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and class sizes limited. Applicants must satisfy all registration, testing and screening requirements for the 2013 academy by Dec. 10, 2012.

Established in 1987 at Brevard Community College, the Center is the gateway to starting a law enforcement career in Brevard County, providing centralized cost-effective recruitment, screening and selection of law enforcement officer applicants.

Law Enforcement Academy requirements include being a U.S. citizen at least 19-years-old with a high school diploma or equivalent, no felony convictions, no misdemeanor convictions for perjury or false statements, and no dishonorable discharge from the military. You must also have good moral character as determined by a fingerprint-based background investigation.

Upon successful completion of the process, qualified graduates may apply to any local or state law enforcement agencies for employment.

Those interested in the Law Enforcement Academy can visit or call 321-433-5638 or email You may also visit the Police Testing and Selection Center on the Melbourne campus at 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.