Fire Science Curriculum | Southwestern Illinois College

Fire Science AAS (0057)

First Year

Total Semester Credits: 18
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
ENG 101 Rhetoric & Composition I 3
SOC 153 Introductory Sociology 3
FS 101 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS 102 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FS 110 Fire Prevention 3
  Human Well-Being Elective(s) 3
Total Semester Credits: 15
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
SPCH 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
FS 116 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FS 131 Fire Protection Systems 3
FS 170 Strategy & Tactics 3
  Social Science Elective** 3

Second Year- Fire Protection Administration Option

Total Semester Credits: 16
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
SOC 230 Race and Ethnicity in the United States 3
MGMT 213 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
MGMT 217 Human Resource Management 3
  General Humanities Elective** 3
  Physical Science Elective** 4

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Total Semester Credits: 17
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
MATH 112 College Algebra 4
CMT 244 Occupation Safety & Health 3
BUS 215 Business Law I 3
  Humanities-Fine Arts Elective** 3
  Life Sciences Elective*** 4

Second Year- Fire Rescue Specialist Option

Total Semester Credits: 15.5
Fall Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
FS 100 Fire Fighter A 4
FS 115 Fire Fighter B 3
FS 120 Fire Service Vehicle Operator 1
FS 130 Fire Fighter C 2
FS 181 Haz Mat First Responder* 2.5
FS 205 Fire Apparatus Engineer 3

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Total Semester Credits: 17.5
Total Program Credits: 66
Spring Semester
Course Number Course Description Credits
  Fire Science Approved Electives*** 17.5

*Pending ICCB Approval

**For more information, please contact:

Lee Smith

Fire Science Coordinator

Email: lee.smith@swic.edu

***Fire Science approved electives: EMS 105, EMS 110, FS 159, FS 160, FS 200, FS 201, FS 210, FS 211, FS 260, FS 262, FS 264, FS 268, FS 280, FS 299, HS 100, AOJ 285

All students must complete graduation degree requirements listed in the 2019 – 2020 College Catalogue, including the requirement for Human Relations course work.