The University Center at Triton College
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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If you like the classroom experience, but you can't make it to the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus. We will bring our campus closer to you - as near as Triton College. You'll have the quintessential experience of being in a college classroom with an SIU teacher and you'll be closer to home. It's almost like we make house calls.

SIU offers a Fire Service Management bachelor's degree program through the campus of Triton College. The mission of the Fire Service Management Program (FSM) is to provide you, the fire service student, with highly trained and qualified instructors within the various fields of study in the FSM program. We are committed to the enhancement and advancement of fire service professionals through higher education.

The Master of Fire Service & Homeland Security Management degree is designed for fire service professionals who possess a bachelor’s degree in a fire service-related field and have extensive work experience in the emergency services industry. The degree is available online and at off-campus locations only, so students have the ability to earn credit while also fulfilling professional obligations. Students may complete the Master of Fire Service & Homeland Security degree in as little as 16 months of study!

For more information about the Fire Service Management programs, please contact Gary Kistner at: (618) 453-7277.

SIU also offers a weekend Industrial Technology program that has been designed to allow adults to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree while working full time. It includes 48 semester hours of college courses covering such subjects as Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, computer-aided manufacturing, supervision, and project management. These courses, required for SIUC’s Industrial Technology (IT) major, are scheduled over a 24-month period. A typical course would be scheduled on alternate weekends, with daylong classes held on both Saturdays and Sundays. Classes begin promptly at 8 a.m. SIUC’s IT program is accredited by ATMAE.

For more information about the Industrial Technology Program, please contact Yovonne Williamson, the IT Program Advisor, at: (618) 453-7828, fax (618) 453-3200 or via email at

Check out our sites: Distance Education and Off-Campus Programs