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Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology

Oakton's fire science technology curriculum prepares students for careers in fire fighting and related occupations and increases the proficiency of those already employed in this expanding field. Several courses approved by the Office of the State Fire Marshal can lead to Fire Officer I and II certification. Students enrolled in the program also have the opportunity to increase their knowledge in special areas of fire science through the involvement of the Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA). An intergovernmental agency located in Glenview, NIPSTA provides education and training for fire departments and other first responders.

Oakton also offers Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic courses. Successful completion of these courses may qualify students to challenge the Illinois Department of Public Health Licensing Exam for EMT-B and Paramedic.

For more information, contact Spencer Kimura, department chair, at 847.635.1827 or skimura@oakton.edu.


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IMPORTANT DATES


February 14
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record*.

February 15
Presidents Day holiday, College closed.

February 16
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

February 28
Incomplete (I) grades from fall 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

March 11
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

March 14 -20
Spring Break

March 21
Classes resume after Spring Break.

March 23
Registration opens for summer 2016 semester.

March 27
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after March 29.

April 6
Registration opens for fall 2016 semester.


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