Fire Science Technology (AAS.FST)
Associate Degree in Applied Science
The associate degree in Fire Science Technology is a two-year program based on a model created by The Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) network of fire science programs. The National Fire Academy has advocated standardizing education for fire fighters and officers across the nation. FESHE's mission is: "to provide an organization of post-secondary institutions to promote higher education and to enhance the recognition of the fire and emergency services as professions to reduce loss of life and property from fire and other hazards." This program will prepare the student for employment in the Fire Service field.The program trains the student to consider factors such as, building construction, strategy and tactics, fire prevention and investigation. Lake Land College has an articulation agreement with Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, All classes will be transferable with full credit to SIU-C for the Fire Service Management program.
The following procedures and prerequisites must be satisfied before admission to the Lake Land College Fire Science Technology Program. These criteria and procedures are in accordance with Illinois law. 1. Admission to Lake Land College. 2. Submission of official high school transcript or GED certificate. 3. Satisfactory scores on placement tests. 4. State regulations require Lake Land College to first accept qualified in-district applicants. If space permits, consideration will then be given to qualified out-of-district applicants.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.