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NIPSTA In-District Education - Business Service Program

NIPSTA In-District Education - Business Service Program

The following Northeastern Illinois Public Safety Training Academy (NIPSTA) courses are offered at Oakton Community College for College credit:


Oakton Title



Fire Officer I -
Tactics & Strategy I

FIR 121 Fire Fighting Tactics I


Fire Officer I -
Fire Prevention Principles

FIR 201 Fire Prevention Principles I


Fire Officer I -
Leadership I

FIR 217 Fire Department Administration I


Fire Officer I -
Leadership II

FIR 218 Fire Department Administration II


Fire Officer I -
Instructor I

FIR 235 Fire Service Instructor I


Fire Officer II -
Tactics & Strategy II

FIR 122 Fire Fighting Tactics II


Fire Officer II -
Leadership III

FIR 227 Fire Department Administration III


Fire Officer II -
Leadership IV

FIR 228 Fire Department Administration IV


Fire Officer II -
Instructor II

FIR 236 Fire Service Instructor II


Firefighter II -
Basic Firefighter

FIR 102 Firefighter II/Basic Firefighter I


FIR 103 Firefighter II/Basic Firefighter II

Hazardous Materials -
Operations Level

FIR 131 Hazardous Materials - First Responder


Fire Apparatus Engineer

FIR 230 Fire Apparatus Engineer


Faculty Profile

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While Merilee Waters made the transition from history teacher to lawyer on a dare, teaching will always be in her blood.



October 5
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2014 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 10
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 26
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 October 26.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 19
Registration opens for spring 2015 semester.

November 27, 28
Thanksgiving recess. College closed.

November 29, 30
Thanksgiving recess. No classes; College open.

December 16, 17
Evaluation Days.

December 17
Last day of student attendance.

December 18
Grading Day. Faculty on campus and available to students at designated times.

Full Academic Calendar