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Fire Science: Basic Operations Firefighter

(F30) Certificate

The Fire Science Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate is designed to prepare the student to be a functioning member of a fire company. General guidelines and operating procedures will ensure a consistent approach to emergency situations. Firefighting, prevention and suppression systems will be addressed. Graduates may specialize with additional competencies after securing this certificate.

Admission Requirements

Satisfy all of the following academic criteria:

Admission Procedure

Out-of-District Application

Sauk Valley Community College is required by law to give preference to in-district resident candidates. Out-of-district applicants will be considered if space is available.

Program Contacts at Sauk Valley Community College
Academic Advising, 815/835-6354; Jeffrey Newbury, Assistant Professor of Fire Science, 815/835-6269.

Estimated Program Cost

The following figures are based on 2019-20 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 12 credit hours.

Tuition $1,584.00 $4,056.00 $4,500.00
Fees $168.00 $168.00 $168.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $1,752.00 $4,224.00 $4,668.00

* Note: Course fees may vary depending upon the classes that a student completes within an academic program. The course fee above is only an estimation and represents the maximum course fees possible; it is likely that course fees will be lower than the estimation above.