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 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.
Associate in Applied Science (Career Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60
Select a course number below to see a course description.
Required General Education Courses
|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|
Required Program Courses
|FRSTK 110||INTRODUCTION TO FIRE SCIENCE ||3|
|FRSTK 114||FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY ||3|
|FRSTK 190||LEGAL ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE ||3|
|INTERNSHIP, FIRE SERVICE |
|APPROVED ELECTIVE ||3|
|CHEMISTRY OF FLAMMABLE HAZARDOUS MATERIALS |
|FRSTK 228||CHEMISTRY OF EXPLOSIVE AND TOXIC MATERIALS ||3|
|FRSTK 230||FIRE SERVICE HYDRAULICS ||3|
|FRSTK 250||FIRE SERVICE MANAGEMENT I ||3|
|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
|Fall Semester 1||FRSTK 110; ENGL 110; Health Elective; Mathematics|
|Spring Semester 1||FRSTK 227 or FRSTK 228; COMM 110; Laboratory Science; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science|
|Summer Semester||FRSTK 201 or Approved Elective|
|Fall Semester 2||FRSTK 114; FRSTK 230; PSY 110; Approved Fire Science; Approved Fire Science; FRSTK 190|
|Spring Semester 2||FRSTK 250; Humanities; Approved Fire Science Electives; Approved Electives|
Program Contact Information
Health Careers Department
Peoria Campus, Cedar 105
Illinois Career Cluster
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Emergency and Fire Management Services