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Fire Science Technology (AAS.FST)

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. Lake Land College is a FESHE recognized Institution.

The National Fire Academy has advocated standardizing education for firefighters and fire 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 fire investigation. All of Lake Land College's Fire Science courses are online or hybrid format to accommodate working students who may not have the flexibility to attend day or evening classes.

Lake Land College has articulation agreements with Southern Illinois University/Carbondale, and Western Illinois University for fire services bachelor degree programs. All Lake Land College courses are transferrable with full credit to SIU-C and WIU.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
FST-040 Fire Behavior and Combustion  
3.0
FST-041 Principles/Emergency Services  
3.0
FST-042 Occupational Safety/Health  
3.0
ENG-120 Composition I
3.0
MAT-116 General Education Math
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
Second Semester
FST-043 Building Construction  
3.0
FST-044 Fire Prevention  
3.0
FST-045 Fire Investigation I  
3.0
ENG-121 Composition II
3.0
SPE-111 Intro to Speech Communication  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 15.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester   Hours
FST-070 Fire Protection Systems  
3.0
FST-046 Fire Service Safety & Survival  
3.0
CHM-111 Concepts of Chemistry  
4.0
SOC-280 Introduction to Sociology  
3.0
Art Elective  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 16.0
Second Semester
Fire Science Elective  
3.0
FST-072 Legal Aspects of Fire Service  
3.0
FST-073 Fire Administration I
3.0
FST-074 Fire Investigation II
3.0
BIO-100 Bio Science I  
4.0
PSY-271 Intr/Psychology  
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 19.0
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
FST-071 FST Hydraulics/Water Supply  
3.0
EMS-050 Emergency Medical Tech-Basic  
6.0
FST-081 Fire Strategy and Tactics  
3.0
FST-075 Fire Administration II  
3.0
FST-082 Fire Service Instructor I  
3.0
ART-110 2-D Design  
3.0
ART-111 3-D Design  
3.0
ART-240 Art and Gender
3.0
ART-250 Understanding Art  
3.0
ENG-224 Creative Writing - Poetry
3.0
MUS-229 Understanding Music  
3.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 65.00