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Fire Science Technology

Basics of Fire Fighting Certificate
12 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0183

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

FIR 101 Introduction to Fire Science or



FIR 111 Introduction to Public Safety Careers II or



LAE 111 Introduction to Public Safety Careers II


FIR 121 Fire Fighting Tactics I*


FIR 131 Hazardous Materials - First Responder


FIR 205 Building Construction


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


*Courses certified by the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

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Theresa Bashiri-Remetio knew returning to college would require some serious short-term sacrifices.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
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 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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