Fire Science Technology

Associate in Applied Science

Firefighter EMTs are the front lines of the Emergency Response System. Emergency First Responders provide fire protection, rescue, medical care, hazardous materials mitigation, and other emergency services to the public in need.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

ICC’s Fire Science Program does not require that a person already be a Fire Department or EMS Provider before being allowed to take classes. Students will acquire and develop the knowledge of fire and emergency services functionality. Students will learn the proper choice, implementation, and use of emergency tools. 

A Quality Education

ICC’s program is led by career firefighters who are still in the fire service providing first hand knowledge to their students.

Get Involved

Students will have the opportunity to do ride time with several area EMS and fire agencies.

Career Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technician, Firefighter, Paramedic, Emergency Dispatcher


24 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


15 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Fire Chief, John Knapp Got His “Jump Start” in the ICC Fire Science Program
911 Dispatcher: Meghan’s Transformation
Tori’s Triumph: Navigating Life’s Tightrope with Dedication and Resilience
Local Student Embraces His Indigenous Roots at ICC

Throughout the program, students will be able to sit for several national and state certification exams that will strengthen their candidacy for employment after graduation.

Terry Carter, Coordinator, Fire Science Program
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Fire Science Technology Program?

Firefighters represent the first level of many emergency responses. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started in a rewarding career as a firefighter.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. Experience on a volunteer fire or EMS department is beneficial.
  5. For the EMT portion of the program, a drug screen, fingerprint criminal background check, physical examination and immunizations will be required following admittance to the program.

What Can I Expect As a Fire Science Technology Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm