Fire Science Technology

The mission of the Associate in Applied Science Fire Science Technology 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

Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
COMM 110 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY  3
PSY 110 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY  3
MATHEMATICS * 3 to 5
LABORATORY SCIENCE ** 4
HUMANITIES * 3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
FRSTK 110 INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE  3
FRSTK 114 FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY  3
FRSTK 190 LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE  3
FRSTK 201
or
INTERNSHIP, FIRE SERVICE 
or
3
APPROVED ELECTIVE  3
FRSTK 227
or
CHEMISTRY OF FLAMMABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 
or
3
FRSTK 228 CHEMISTRY OF EXPLOSIVE AND TOXIC MATERIALS  3
FRSTK 230 FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS  3
FRSTK 250 FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT I  3

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
APPROVED ELECTIVES  3 to 6
HEALTH ELECTIVE *** 2 to 3
APPROVED FIRE SCIENCE ELECTIVES **** 15

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.
** PHYSC 110 recommended.
*** HLTH 120, 125, or EMT 110, 125.
**** Approved Fire Science Electives: FRSTK 111, 112, 113, 115, 116, 117, 118, 132, 183, 211, 212, 214, 222, 225, 228, 229, 231, 232, 252, 253, 254, 255; EMS 114; EMT 120, 210, 211, 215, 220, 240, 255

The comprehensive program delivers information in fire prevention, suppression and loss control delivered to active fire fighters in government or industry (paid or volunteer).

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1FRSTK 110; ENGL 110; Health Elective; Mathematics
Spring Semester 1FRSTK 227 or FRSTK 228; COMM 110; Laboratory Science; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science
Summer SemesterFRSTK 201 or Approved Elective
Fall Semester 2FRSTK 114; FRSTK 230; PSY 110; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science; FRSTK 190
Spring Semester 2FRSTK 250; Humanities; Approved Fire Science Electives; Approved Electives

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