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2024-2025 Catalog

Fire and Emergency Services Professional, A.A.S


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JJC Program Code: FS275

ICCB Program Code: NSCI 0275

The Fire and Emergency Services Professional degree combines fire science and emergency medical services theory with a liberal arts education. The program allows fulltime firefighter/paramedics to obtain a degree for promotional purposes without having to take time off work through utilization of Gen Eds and electives that are available online, and core requirements that can be covered through proficiency credits.  This degree is not meant to be used as a transfer degree to four-year institutions. 

Major Core Electives: 21 Semester Hours


Total Required Hours: 61 Semester Hours


Includes Online Courses


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

Completion Guide


The following schedule is based on full-time enrollment.  Students planning to transfer to a senior institution should check with that institution for specific transfer requirements.  This degree is not designed for transfer.

Program Prerequisites: Current fire service professionals only.  This program assumes students have OSFM certs, IDPH licenses and/or transfer credits to cover Major Core requirements.

Proficiency credit limited to 30 credit hours per AAS degree.  If available, OSFM certifications can be used to cover 5 hours of elective credit once 25 hours core requirements are covered.  Proficiency credits will be applied to student’s record after second semester coursework is completed.  At least 15 hours of AAS degree requirements must be directly through from JJC.

First Semester


Second Semester


Summer Semester


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 Secretary HPS Dept Chair/Faculty Advisor
Name: Courtney DeBoer Name: Audrey Finkel
E-mail: cdeboer@jjc.edu E-mail: afinkel@jjc.edu
Phone: 815-280-2356 Phone: 815-280-6741

 

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