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Fire Science: Advanced Technician Firefighter

(F31) Certificate

The Advanced Firefighter Technician is considered to be the senior category of firefighter within the fire company or department. The coursework covers the subjects required for Advanced Firefighter Technician certification enriching the skills and knowledge to perform at a higher level within the organization. The Office of the State Fire Marshall requires this before a firefighter can certified in some of their other certification titles.

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 5 credit hours.

Tuition $660.00 $1,690.00 $1,875.00
Fees $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $730.00 $1,760.00 $1,945.00

* 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.