Academics

Fire Science Technology

Admissions 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.

The mission of the Fire Science Technology program is to prepare firefighters with the knowledge, skills, and attitude to succeed in a fire and emergency service career.  

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 110COMPOSITION I 3
COMM 110INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION: PRESENTATION AND THEORY 3
PSY 110
or
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY *
or
3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY *3
BIOL 140HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 4
MATHEMATICS *3 to 5
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3

Required Program Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
EMS 114EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) 8
EMS 120EMT PRACTICUM 1 to 3
FRSTK 110INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE 3
FRSTK 111FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES INSTRUCTOR I 3
FRSTK 112FIRE PREVENTION PRINCIPLES 3
FRSTK 113FIRE COMPANY APPARATUS AND PROCEDURES 3
FRSTK 114FIRE SERVICE TACTICS AND STRATEGY I 3
FRSTK 225BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE SERVICE 3
FRSTK 229HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESS AND OPERATIONS 3
FRSTK 230FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS AND APPARATUS OPERATIONS 3
FRSTK 250FIRE SERVICE COMPANY LEVEL MANAGEMENT 3
FRSTK 260LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE 3
PHYED 140PHYSICAL CONDITIONING 1
PHYED 145ADVANCED PHYSICAL CONDITIONING 1

* See specific requirements for Associate in Applied Science Degree.

This comprehensive program includes fire prevention, suppression, and loss control for active or prospective fire service professionals (paid or volunteer) in government or industry.

High School Graduate or equivilant required to challenge NREMT certification testing.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENG 110, Math, FRSTK 110, FRSTK 112
Spring Semester 1BIOL 140, PHYED 140, FRSTK 111, FRSTK 113, FRSTK 114
Summer SemesterEMS 114
Fall Semester 2COMM 110, EMS 120, FRSTK 225; FRSTK 229, FRSTK 230
Spring Semester 2Humanities/Fine Arts, PSY 110 OR SOC 110, PHYED 145, FRSTK 250; FRSTK 260

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

Career Pathway

Pathway programs at ICC have a map that shows the courses/degree requirements that will lead students to their desired education and employment goals.

Career Cluster: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
Pathway: Emergency and Fire Management Services
ICC Pathway: Fire Science Technology

Early College

If you are a high school junior or senior, you can get a head start on your future by taking college-level courses now! Visit our Dual Credit webpage for a listing of area high schools with courses available

Composition I (ENGL 110) | Emergency Medical Technician (EMS 114) | Humanities | Introduction to Communication: Presentation and Theory (COMM 110) | Introduction to Fire Science (FRSTK 110) | Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110) | Lab Science | Mathematics

Point of Entry

High School Diploma or GED

Getting Started: Apply to ICC | Paying for College | Career Information: Firefighters | Student Information

Certificate of Completion

Fire Science Technology Certificate (30 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Firefighters, Municipal firefighters, Forest firefighters $20-23/hr

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fire Science Technology(60 credit hours)

Industry Credentials

None

Employment Information

Firefighters, Municipal firefighters, Forest firefighters$20-23/hr

CAREER CLUSTER BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

Program transfer
guides layout course work to be taken at ICC and the transfer institution to complete specific programs of study or majors.

There are no current articulation agreements to Bachelor degree programs at this time.

GENERAL BACHELOR DEGREE TRANSFER OPTIONS

General transfer agreements formalize the transfer process from ICC to other colleges and universities.

For additional transfer information:
Transfer Assistance
Useful Transfer Links
Transfer Agreements