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    Jun 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

Fire Science and EMS, A.A.S.


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JJC Program Code: FS300

ICCB Program Code: NSCI 0030

The Fire Science and EMS program combines EMS training, firefighter certification and a liberal arts education to assure maximum employability. Graduates of the program go on to professional careers in the fire service as cross-trained firefighter/EMT's and firefighter/paramedics.  A 21st century firefighter battles fewer flames than previous generations while pre-hospital emergency care takes up more of their day.  They still train hard to extinguish fires, save lives and teach the public about fire safety. The salary and benefits for a career firefighter/paramedic vary. Current salaries increasingly reflect the respect this profession holds in both public safety and healthcare.

Major Core Requirements: 25 Semester Hours


Registration for all major core coursework in this degree program can only be done through department secretary after advisory meeting with EMS/Fire faculty advisor.

Major Core Electives: 18 Semester Hours


Select from the following (please note that for most students, EMS 101 serves as a required pre-requisite to EMS 200.  See faculty advisor for details):

Total Required Hours: 62 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


This program includes the option for distance education courses (online and/or hybrid).

Completion Guide


Third Semester


Graduation Requirements


Graduation Requirements

To be awarded an Associate degree at Joliet Junior College, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admissions requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the given degree. If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 60

credit hours of which 15 credit hours applicable to the degree are earned at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement does not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the College and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

 

To be awarded a Certificate of Achievement, Certificate of Completion, or Occupational Certificate at JJC, each student must meet the following requirements:

1. Satisfy all admission requirements.

2. Complete the courses required to earn the chosen certificate. Complete a minimum of 1-8 credit hours (Occupational Certificate),  4-29 credit hours (Certificate of Completion) or 30-50 credit hours (Certificate of Achievement). If the student is a transfer student with coursework taken elsewhere, he/she must complete a minimum of 25% of the total required credit hours applicable to the certificate at JJC. Proficiency test, CLEP, and Advanced Placement do not meet this requirement.

3. Earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 in the area of concentration.

4. Discharge all financial obligations to the college and have no restrictions.

5. File an application for graduation. An application should be filed at the time of registration for the student’s anticipated last semester.

6. Have all official transcripts from other college/universities on file in the Graduation Office by the graduation filing date for evaluation of credit. A delay in the process

may result in a later graduation date.

Contact Information


Department Chairperson

Program Coordinator

Program Advisor

Name: Audrey Finkel

Name: : Michelle Francoeur

Name: Audrey Finkel

Email: afinkel@jjc.edu 

Email:  michelle.francoeur@jjc.edu

Email: afinkel@jjc.edu

Phone: 815-280-2356

Phone: 815-

Phone: 815-280-2356

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