The Fire Science Program is designed for individuals pursuing a career in fire service and related fields. Some fire departments offer promotional and salary incentives to associate's degree program graduates. In addition, with recommendations from fire chiefs, graduates generally qualify for the National Fire Academy.
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 the associate's degree in fire science.