Curriculum The curricula of the Del Mar Regional Fire Academy meets or exceeds the standards promulgated by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP). The curricula of the Fire Science program meets or exceeds the standards established by the National Fire Academy—Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) committee. The curricula of the Del Mar College Fire Academy and Fire Science programs meets or exceeds national standards. Associate in Applied Science Degree:Fire Science - Basic Firefighting Option Certificate:Basic Firefighter Approved Core The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) has developed common course descriptions to be used by all Fire Science/Fire Academy programs. These course descriptions are updated regularly to ensure that changes in the Fire Science field are reflected in education. These course descriptions are published by the THECB in the Workforce Education Course Manual (WECM).