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Fire Science: Fire: Tactics and Strategy I

(F40) Certificate

Tactics and Strategy I certification is designed for the Fire Officer who is responsible for commanding one to two companies at a fire or emergency scene. Subject areas contained within this certification are: company officer leadership, safety, pre-fire planning, fire behavior, building construction, firefighting tactics, engine and truck company operations, Rapid Intervention Team (RIT), officer, and tactical exercises. This certificate in addition to four others are required for the Office of the State Fire Marshall Officer I status.

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 2017-18 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 $369.00 $996.00 $1,146.00
Fees $43.00 $43.00 $43.00
Course Fees * $0.00 * $0.00 * $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $412.00 $1,039.00 $1,189.00

* 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.