Academics

Fire Science Technology- Certificate

The mission of the Fire Science Technology certificate program is for current employees as well as students who are interested in careers in the fire services, inspections, investigation, or fire protection engineering.  

Admission to the Program:

Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program. Students with no previous fire service are required to attend the internship session.

Degree

Certificate (Certificate Program)
Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EMT 110EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN - BASIC I 3
FRSTK 110INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE 3
FRSTK 111BASIC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING FOR THE FIRE SERVICE 3
FRSTK 112FIRE PREVENTION AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF FIRE PROTECTION 3
FRSTK 114FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY 3
FRSTK 190LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE 3
FRSTK 201
or
INTERNSHIP, FIRE SERVICE 
or
3
FRSTK ELECTIVE *3
FRSTK 227CHEMISTRY OF FLAMMABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 3
FRSTK 230FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS 3
FRSTK 250FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT I 3

* Select elective from any FRSTK course or EMT 111

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1FRSTK 110; FRSTK 112; FRSTK 114; FRSTK 190; FRSTK 230
Spring Semester 1FRSTK 111; FRSTK 201 or FRSTK Elective; FRSTK 227; FRSTK 250; EMT 110
Fall Semester 2

Program Contact Information

Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
(309) 690-7530

Illinois Career Cluster

Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security

Career Pathway:
Emergency and Fire Management Services

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