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Fire Science Technology

College of Lake County
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Grayslake
English
23 August 2021

Program description

Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology is a career program that leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. It is designed to serve the needs of students in the Fire Service, and to prepare others to enter the service. Many of the fire science courses are articulated with the Office of the state Fire Marshal and count toward the requirements for Instructor I, Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Apparatus Engineer and Hazmat 1st Responder. Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II are certified by the State Fire Marshal's Office. This certification allows students taking final exams at CLC to replace the state certification testing requirement.

Admission requirements

Many of the fire science courses are articulated with the Office of the state Fire Marshal and count toward the requirements for Instructor I, Instructor II, Fire Officer I, Fire Officer II, Apparatus Engineer and Hazmat 1st Responder. Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II are certified by the State Fire Marshal's Office. This certification allows students taking final exams at CLC to replace the state certification testing requirement.

To qualify for unconditional admission to these programs, students must provide evidence that they have attained a certain level of knowledge in the arts and sciences through previous learning.

Evidence may be provided by observing the following procedures:

  1. Successfully complete the admission requirements.
  2. Submit either a high school transcript or a student profile report from the American College Testing (ACT) Program

International Students test scores required for placement in college level classes:

For the College’s academic college-level programs, students must verify their language proficiency by:

  • a minimum score of 153 on the Language Skills section of the College of Lake County Academic Proficiency Test
  • a minimum TOEFL score of 527 on the Paper Based Test, 197 on the Computer Based Test, 71 on the Internet Based Test
  • ELI Accuplacer score of 320 or higher
  • 6.0 – Academic Format – on the IELTS
  • ELS Language Centers, Completing Level 112

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the website.


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Program content

First Semester

  • Technical Composition I
  • English Composition I
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Applied Mathematics I
  • Introduction to Office Software
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Fire Service

Second Semester

  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Interviewing Practices
  • Practical Aspects of Physics
  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services
  • Safety and Survival
  • Concentration/Elective

Third Semester

  • State and Local Politics
  • Humanities or Fine Arts Elective
  • Fire Prevention Principles I
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Concentration/Elective

Fourth Semester

  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Concentration/Elective

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the website for more information.

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees for Spring 2021 (per credit hour):

  • In-district: $125.00
  • Out-of-district: $322.00
  • Out-of-state and international residents: $436.00

For more information about tuition fees, please visit the website.

Qualification

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, Fire Science Technology

Career opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Firefighter/EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Firefighter/Paramedic
  • Fire Engineer
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Chief
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Apparatus Operator
  • Driver Engineer
  • Engine Boss
  • Forest Ranger
  • Forestry Technician
  • Forestry Crew Chief
  • Handcrew Chief

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About this institute

College of Lake County

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves. CLC is located in Grayslake, Illinois, 45 minutes northwest of Chicago, Illinois. There...


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Contact info

College of Lake County

19351 West Washington Street
60030 Grayslake Illinois
United States of America (USA)

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www.clcillinois.edu

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