Fire Service Instructor II

I.     Course Prefix/Number: FIR 235

       Course Name: Fire Service Instructor II

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)

II.    Prerequisite

FIR 236

III.   Course (Catalog) Description

As a continuation of FIR 235, this course presents more advanced teaching techniques, including qualifications and duties of a training officer; defining objectives of the training program; planning, acquiring and using training facilities; developing curriculum; administering a training program and planning and conducting conferences.

IV.   Learning Objectives

The course is designed for firemen who have been, are currently, or will be involved in the teaching process.  The topics to be considered will include: the role of teacher, the principle methods and techniques of teaching; types, usage and value of audio-visual aids; proper implementation of training programs, their goals and objectives; record keeping and evaluating procedures.  The course will meet the objectives prescribed by the Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission.

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

See separate page from instructor.

VII.  Methods of Instruction

The learning process involves the critique of lectures given by students.  For this purpose all lectures are taped and shown on the TV screen for the class discussion.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

Students are required to be an active participant in all class activities.  Attendance is mandatory.

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

Fire & Emergency Services Instructor”, IFSTA. 6th ed, 1999

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Students' presentations

XI.   Other Course Information

This course is certified by the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at