Sauk Valley Community College

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(F41) Fire Science: Fire: Building Construction

College Catalog - F41

Program Description

(F41) Certificate

The Building Construction certificate for the Fire Service will relate building construction with fire service. The student will be able to identify the components of building construction related to fire ground operations and life safety. Elements of construction and design of structures are key factors when inspecting, conducting pre-planning  fire operations, and fire ground operations. The certification will specifically focus on firefighter safety and the relationship between building  construction and the dynamics of fire behavior.

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 3 credit hours.

In-DistrictOut-of-DistrictOut-of-State
Tuition $333.00 $960.00 $1,041.00
Student Activity Fee $75.00 $75.00 $75.00
Course Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Total Tuition and Fees $333.00 $960.00 $1,041.00

Estimated Additional Costs

The following figures are based on the average estimated per-credit-hour cost of attendance for the required number 3 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 $247.98
Grand Total $3,955.98 $4,582.98 $4,663.98