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City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Fire Service Operations

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

View the Semester Map for Fire Service Operations Associate in Applied Science
The Fire Service Operations degree focuses on fire suppression and prevention and general emergency response operations with a target population of the college student interested in a career in emergency and fire service but not yet employed by a department.

This program requires students to submit a separate application or take additional action before enrolling. You can learn more about the program and the application process here.
 

Details: Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Credit Hours (CH)

Credits

Program/Plan Number

414

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

23 CH
Students should refer to the General Education Requirements for AAS degrees and speak to an advisor. The AAS model includes the State of Illinois Human Diversity requirement.

  

English OR Speech: Choose 102 Composition II OR 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 

Choose one of the following Human Diversity courses: 

Humanities 

212 Non-Western Humanities 

Literature 

128 Latin American Literature 

131 Survey of Afro-American Poetry 

150 Women's Literature
 

Biology
BIOLOGY 114
General Education Biology 4
A laboratory course emphasizing scientific inquiry through selected concepts of biology, such as organization, function heredity, evolution, and ecology. Biological issues with personal and social implications will be introduced to enable students to make informed decisions. This course is equivalent to the Illinois Articulation Initiatives General Education generic course numbered L1900L. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
ENGLISH 102
Composition 3
Continuation of English 101. Introduces methods of research and writing of investigative papers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in English 101.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Mathematics
MATH 118
General Education Math 4
Focuses on mathematical reasoning and the solving of real-life problems, rather than on routine skills and appreciation. Three or 4 topics are studied in depth, with at least 3 chosen from the following list: geometry, counting techniques and probability, graph theory, logic/set theory, mathematical modeling, mathematics of finance, game theory, linear programming and statistics. The use of calculators and computers are strongly recommended.
Prerequisites:Completion of Math 99 with a C or better, or ALEKS 46+, or COMPASS ALGEBRA 43+ AND College ALGEBRA 1-50, or ACT Math 21+, or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16), or Consent of department.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Psychology
PSYCH 201
General Psychology 3
Historical survey of psychology and a study of the sensory and perceptual processes: learning, thinking, remembering, emotional behavior, motivation, mechanism of adjustment, and the total personality. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Sociology
SOC 201
Intro To the Study Of Society 3
Characteristics of group life, the effect of the group on human conduct, and the interrelationships between society, culture, and the individual. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Speech
SPEECH 101-1
Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
Theory and practice of oral communication; development of poise and confidence, delivery, and speech organization; public speaking practice; small group discussion, and development of standards of criticism. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

Program Core Requirements

26 CH
Emergency Medical Technician
EMT 101
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic 8
This course provides training to recognize the nature or extent of a patient's condition, administer appropriate emergency medical care to stabilize their condition and transport them safely to the proper medical facility. This course follows United States Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines for EMT-B Training. Students will receive appropriate in class clinicals in addition to the course lecture, CPR training/certification and ten (10) hours working in a hospital clinical setting. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
Fire Sci Mgmt/Fire Serv Op
FIREMGT 101
Principles of Emergency Services 3
This course provides an overview of fire protection and emergency services; culture and history of fire science and emergency services, fire loss analysis, organizations of public and private fire protection services, and fire departments as part of local government. This foundation course includes introduction to fire protection, safety, tactics and safety. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 103
Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
History of fire sciences; theories and fundamentals of fire behaviors including how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 197
Principles of Emergency Responder Safety and Survival 3
This course is designed to help students to identify and explain the sixteen life safety initiatives and explain the concepts of risk management and mitigation as it pertains to emergency services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 202
Building Construction for Fire Science 3
This course focuses on the study of the components of building construction related to firefighting, fire resistance and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 203
Fire Suppression and Protection Systems 3
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 210
Principles of Fire Prevention 3
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

  CH

Program Elective Requirements

12 CH

Students should select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following courses:  

Environment Technology
ENVR TC 102
Leadership/Influence/Communication 3
Among the most important attributes of the successful emergency manager is the ability to fill a strong authority position that will aid them in accomplishment
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 100 and 101 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
ENVR TC 111
Basic Incident Command 3
The Incident Command System provides a management framework for dealing with emergency situations. This course will provide the basic knowledge of what incident command is and how it functions, as well as the importance of having a strong central authority to oversee all aspects of responding to emergency situations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in ENVR TC 102 or consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Wilbur Wright
Fire Sci Mgmt/Fire Serv Op
FIREMGT 102
Strategies and Tactics I 3
This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Basic procedures for suppression of fire; application to principles of building construction of human resources and equipment. This course will meet requirements of the Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission for Strategy and Tactics I. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 104
Occupational Safety & Health for Emergency Services 3
This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk and hazard evaluation and control procedures for emergency service organizations. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 198
Strategies and Tactics II 3
Subject areas include strategic concepts in fire fighting, duties and responsibilities of command officers, incident command system (scene, manpower, apparatus, and Rapid Intervention Teams (RIT) management, multi-company operations, disasters, high-rise operations, critical incident stress, and tactical exercises. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 102.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 205
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials 3
This course provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 212
Fire Investigation I 3
This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire science interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause,preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter, and types of fire causes. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101, 198 AND 202.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 213
Fire Investigation II 3
This course is intended to provide the student with advanced technical knowledge on the rule of the law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and courtroom testimony. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 212.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 220
Fire Instructor I 3
Methods and techniques of teaching for fire service instructors; principles of adult learning; teaching methodology; student assessment and evaluation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 101 AND Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
FIREMGT 221
Fire Instructor II 3
Methods and techniques for Fire Service Instructor II training will examine methods and techniques for planning, development, and conducting a Fire Service Training Program. This course is designed for leaders in the emergency services field who desire to analyze, design, implement and evaluate training methods and techniques. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. This course will meet requirements of the Illinois Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education Commission for the Standard Level II Instructor Certificate.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in FIREMGT 220.
Offered at: Malcolm X

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