Academics

Fire Science Technology- Certificate

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 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.  

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

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