College of DuPage

Fire Science 251:
Fire Management I

The transition from fire fighter to company officer is perhaps the most important and potentially the most difficult change in your entire fire service career. This course Fire Management I will help you get started achieving that goal.

Who can enroll in the course?

Admission is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, or has earned a GED, and is at least 18 years old, but students wanting to take this course should be enrolled in Fire Science classes. Fire Science 100 (Introduction to Fire Science), Fire Science 104 (Fighter III), or consent of the instructor are prerequisites.

Are there National and State Certifications?

Fire Management I meets or exceeds the requirements for certification by the Illinois State Fire Marshal, Office of Personnel Standards and Education and the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. To be certified as an Officer I in the State of Illinois you must be on a fire department, be a certified Fire Fighter II, and pass all of the classes for Officer I certification as specified by the Illinois State Fire Marshal's Office. If you do not live in Illinois, check with the authority having jurisdiction in your state about the state requirements for certification and whether this course meets those requirements.

Structure of the course

This course is delivered totally online. Computer knowledge, access to a computer, having an Internet service provider (such as AOL, MSN, etc.), and knowing how to operate a computer are necessary to link to this course and do web searches. Course content is broken into units and assignments will be due at the end of each unit. A schedule will be supplied when the student signs online to the course. Because students taking this course have diverse knowledge, all participants are encouraged to regularly share their ideas and experiences.

How do I enroll?

Prior to registration, it is strongly suggested that all students access each area in COD Online to see if online learning is suitable for them. Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at 630.942.3948 or register online.

For more information about the Fire Science Program and Certificates at College of DuPage, refer to our website.

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