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Fire Science: Fire: Fire Service Vehicle Operator

(F35) Certificate

Fire Service Vehicle Operator certificate is designed for engineers and officers of a fire department who, as part of their duties, are responsible for the safe operation of a fire service vehicle during emergency and non-emergency driving. Common driving hazards, pre-trip inspections and driver training content are combined with an AHJ-provided driving portion, leading to OSFM certification. A minimum of a valid Illinois Class "B" non-CDL driver's license is required for the road-testing portion.

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 1 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $113.00 $322.00 $349.00
Student Activity Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Course Fees $35.00 $35.00 $35.00
Total Tuition and Fees $148.00 $357.00 $384.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 1 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 $170.66
Grand Total $3,693.66 $3,902.66 $3,929.66