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.
Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by the student's degree audit.