Fire Science Technology
Major Code: 610A

Associate in Applied Science

This degree is designed for individuals seeking a career in fire science. The program includes course work toward the Office of the State Fire Marshal Certifications as a Basic Operations Firefighter, Advanced Technician Firefighter, Instructor I, Hazardous Materials First Responder - Operations, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Technical Rescue Awareness, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Vehicle and Machinery Operations, Fire Apparatus Engineer and Officer I. Students may also acquire Department of Public Health certification as an Emergency Medical Technician Assistant. All fire science courses at Waubonsee are approved by the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.

General Education Requirements15

Major Program Requirements20

  • FSC105 Basic Operations Firefighter Module A4
  • FSC115 Basic Operations Firefighter Module B4
  • FSC118 Basic Operations Firefighter Module C4
  • FSC120 Hazardous Materials Operations3
  • FSC140 Fire Apparatus Engineer4
  • FSC215 Technical Rescue and Vehicle Operations1


Select electives from the courses listed.

  • FSC125 Advanced Technician Firefighter4
  • FSC150 Vehicle and Machinery Operations3
  • FSC160 Tactics and Strategy I3
  • FSC170 Fire Science Instructor I3
  • FSC220 Fire Inspection and Prevention3
  • FSC231 Fire Science Administration I3
  • FSC232 Fire Science Administration II3
  • FSC233 Fire Science Administration III3
  • FSC234 Fire Science Administration IV3
  • FSC260 Tactics and Strategy II3
  • FSC270 Fire Science Instructor II3
  • EMT120 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic9

Total Semester Hours for Degree60

Major course shown in color requires minimum grade of C.