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Fire Science: Fire: 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. Fire fighting, 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 current tuition and fee rates for the required number 13 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $1,469.00 $4,186.00 $4,537.00
Student Activity Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Course Fees $31.00 $31.00 $31.00
Total Tuition and Fees $1,500.00 $4,217.00 $4,568.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 13 credit hours. Actual costs will vary; check the Class Schedule for actual book costs.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Room and Board $3,375.00
Books and Supplies $634.58
Grand Total $5,509.58 $8,226.58 $8,577.58