Program Overview

Fire Science

Fire Science Technology


Business and Social Sciences Division, Room T302, (847) 543-2047

www.clcillinois.edu/programs/fst
Degree: Associate in Applied Science
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The Fire Science Technology Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to serve the needs of students in the fire services and to prepare others to enter the fire services.

Many of the Fire Science courses are recognized by the Office of the State Fire Marshall (OSFM) and students that are members of an Illinois fire department may be allowed to challenge the OSFM exam upon completion of the course. Students not members of an Illinois fire department may be allowed to challenge the OSFM end-of-course examination upon becoming a member of a recognized fire department in Illinois.

To complete an A.A.S., students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Success Advisor to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements.


Recommended Plan of Study

First Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course ^

College Success Seminar

[2]

course

Technical Composition I

3

course

Introduction to Psychology

3

course

Applied Mathematics I

3

course

Introduction to Office Software

3

course

Introduction to Fire Service

3

Second Semester

16 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Fundamentals of Speech

3

course

Practical Aspects of Physics

4

course

Principles of Fire and Emergency Services, Safety and Survival

3

course

Fire Instructor I*

3

course

Fire Instructor II*

3

Third Semester

18 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

State and Local Politics

3

course

Critical Thinking or

other Humanities or Fine Arts Elective

3

course

Introduction to Emergency Management*

3

course

Fire Prevention Principles I

3

course

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

course

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

Fourth Semester

15 Credits

CoURSE

Title

Hours

course

Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy I*

3

course

Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy II*

3

course

Fire Protection Systems

3

course

Fire Officer Communications*

3

course

Fire Officer Supervision*

3

Total Hours for A.A.S. Degree

64

*FIRE SCIENCE ELECTIVES - SELECT 21 HOURS FROM THE LIST BELOW:

COURSE

Title

Hours

course

Hazardous Materials Operations

3

course

Terrorism and Homeland Security

3

course

Fire Investigation I

3

course

Fire Investigation II

3

course

Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services

3

course

Fire Science Business a Operations

3

course

Fire Administration and the Law

3

course

Emergency Medical Tech-Basic

7

* Indicates the course is the recommended Fire Science elective . A minimum of 21 credit hours of Concentration/Electives are required to fulfill this requirement.

^ The credit for CLC 120, College Success Seminar, is an institutional requirement for graduation. It is not part of the program requirements but must be completed with a D or better.

For more information on recommended courses or program specific advising, contact Jeff Howell at (847) 543-2928 or the Business and Social Sciences Division at (847) 543-2047.