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Fire Science: Fire: Vehicle/Machinery Operations

(F37) Certificate

Vehicle/Machinery Operations certification will provide completers with the ability to confidently use a variety of extrication equipment /tools and techniques used in auto extrication. This certification focuses on safety through the knowledge of how tools function. Different techniques to remove victims from auto accidents will be used. All students will be required to furnish protective clothing. This certification is required by the Office of the State Fire Marshall before a firefighter can be certified in any Technical Technician courses.

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 2016-17 tuition and fee rates and the course fees in the Class Schedule for the required number 3 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $333.00 $960.00 $1,041.00
Fees $43.00 $43.00 $43.00
Course Fees * $350.00 * $350.00 * $350.00
Total Tuition and Fees $726.00 $1,353.00 $1,434.00

* 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.