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Fire Science Technology

Fire Science Technology Certificate
30 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0181

Courses for a Certificate:

Credit Hours

FIR 101 Introduction to Fire Science or

3

 

FIR 111 Introduction to Public Safety Careers II or

 

 

LAE 111 Introduction to Public Safety Careers II

 

FIR 121 Fire Fighting Tactics I*

3

FIR 131 Hazardous Materials - First Responder

3

FIR 201 Fire Prevention Principles I*

3

FIR 205 Building Construction

3

FIR 209 Fire Hydraulics

3

FIR 211 Fire Prevention Principles II

3

FIR 217 Fire Department Administration I*

3


Courses to total a minimum of six credit hours from any 100-level or above FIR course or FME 107**


6


Total Semester Credit Hours for Certificate:


30



*Courses certified by the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

**A maximum of 6 credit hours may be applied from the following electives: FIR 102, FIR 103, FIR 220, FIR 221, FIR 222, FIR 223, FIR 224 and FIR 290.

Alumni Profile

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Oakton holds a special place for John Nebl, a police officer who took classes at the College during the 1980s. Not only did he find his vocation, he also found his wife.

 

IMPORTANT DATES


September 1
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 2
Last day to submit proof of residency, business service agreements and chargebacks/joint agreements.

September 21
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 22
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

July 31
Classes end.

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.

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