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Technical Program - Fire Science Technology - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

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.

 


For more information contact:
Dave Budde
(217) 234-5370
dbudde9691@lakeland.cc.il.us

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
1 FST 081 required for Fire Officer 1 Certificate
2 N/A




First Year
First Semester
FST 040 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3
FST 041 Principles of Emergency Services
3
FST 042 Occupational Safety and Health
3
ENG 120 Composition I *
3
MAT 116 General Education Math *
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 
Second Semester
FST 043 Building Construction
3
FST 044 Fire Prevention
3
FST 045 Fire Investigation I
3
ENG 121 Composition II *
3
SPE 111 Speech Communication
3
  Total Semester Hours:
15
 

Second Year
First Semester
FST 046 Fire Services Safety and Survival
3
CHM 111 Concepts of Chemistry
4
SOC 280 Introduction to Sociology
3
ART Approved Art courses (see below)
3
FST 070 Fire Protection Systems
3
  Total Semester Hours:
16
 
Second Semester
FST 072 Legal Aspects of Fire Science
3
FST 073 Fire Administrator I
3
FST 074 Fire Investigation II *
3
BIO 100 Bio-Science 1
4
PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology
3
Fire Science Elective
3
  Total Semester Hours:
19
 
Suggested Electives
Fire Science Elective (see below)
3
  Total Semester Hours:
3
 

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
FST 081 Strategy & Tactics
3
FST075 Fire Administrator II  
FST082 Fire Instructor I  
FST 071 Hydraulics and Water Supply
3
EMS 050 EMT Basic
6
ART 110 2-D Design
3
ART 111 3-D Design  
ART 181 Introduction to Film Appreciation *  
ART 240 Art and Gender *  
ART 250 Understanding Art
3
ENG 224 Creative Writing *  
MUS 229 Understanding Music  
   

Total Program Hours: 68

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