Fire Science Certificate

(formerly Fire Science Technology)

Curriculum FIR.FIR.CERT (C343A)

The Fire Science program is designed for individuals pursuing a career in fire service and related fields. Some fire departments offer hiring, promotional, and salary incentives to associate degree program graduates. This program is based on the curriculum recommended by the Fire Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) division of the United States Fire Administration (USFA).

Other areas of employment for Fire Science graduates include fire-equipment sales and service, municipal fire protection, fire prevention inspection in industry and architectural firms, investigation for insurance companies, and emergency medical services. Upon petition, students who have completed programs approved by the Illinois State Fire Marshall's Office will be granted equivalent credit toward a Certificate in Fire Science.

Semester One

Credit Hours

 

FIR 111

Principles of Emergency Services

2

 

FIR 112

Fire Behavior and Combustion

2

 

FIR 113

Fire Prevention

2

 

 

 

6

Semester Two

#

FIR 114

Building Construction for Fire Protection

3

#

FIR 115

Fire Protection Systems

2

#

FIR 116

Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

2

 

 

 

7

Semester Three

#

FIR 203

Fire and Emergency Services Administration

3

#

FIR 210

Fire Investigation I

3

#

FIR 221

Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

3

#

FIR 241

Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

3

 

 

 

12

Semester Four

#

FIR 202

Fire Service Strategy and Tactics

3

#

FIR 218

Fire Investigation II

3

#

FIR 231

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

3

#

FIR 251

Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services

2

#

FIR 261

Fire Service Internship

1

 

 

 

12

 

 

Total credits required

37

See FIR course descriptions.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each FIR course.

Coordinator: Mike Kuryla, Ext. 3617

Gainful Employment

The information below is provided to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

Curriculum

Curriculum Title

CIPS Code

FIR.FIR.CERT

(C343A)

FIRE SCIENCE CERTIFICATE

43 0203

# of Graduates

# of Graduates Completing
On-Time

% Completing
On-Time

1

0

NA

Avg. Program Tuition Cost

Avg. Program Book Cost

Total Program Costs*

$ 3,302.00

$ 1,218.00

$ 4,520.00

Program Length
in Semesters

Program Credit

Hours

Median Loan

Debt

2

30

NA

SOC Code

SOC Description
(Associated Program Occupation(s))

Occupational Summary
(ONET webpage)

332011

Firefighters

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-2011.00

332021

Fire Inspectors and Investigators

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-2021.00

332022

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/33-2022.00

*Transportation, personal expenses, and room and board costs are not included in the information above, but may apply to some students.

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-216W, or send an Email to: finaid@triton.edu.