It takes dedication, desire and a strong will to enter the firefighter or emergency care personnel fields. Yet the rewards are many, and those who secure jobs are deeply committed to their work.
College of DuPage Fire Science Division offers two-year degrees in Fire Science Technology and Emergency Medical Services, as well as certificates in Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Paramedic.
The A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science has been awarded national recognition through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Program (FESHE) which recognizes College of DuPage's adoption of standardized core courses and commitment to fire and EMS professional development.
Whether you are just starting out or are already employed in the Fire Science industry, College of DuPage offers classes in a flexible schedule that will help you attain your goals in this exciting and rewarding field.
Gainful Employment Information
View information about this program, including estimated cost and employment opportunities.
For information on career outlook and salary information for Firefighters, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.
Dan Krakora, EMS/Fire Science Manager
Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1018
Jill Davis, Program Counselor and Advisor
Health and Sciences Division
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1220, (630) 942-8331
Feedback/compliments/concerns regarding this Health Science Program. For general inquiries, please use contact information listed above.
Criminal Justice and Fire Science Technology Programs
The Homeland Education Center (HEC) at College of DuPage provides career training for criminal justice, police and fire science students in all disciplines required for a successful career in these growing professions. The high tech HEC building includes a full immersion street scene that allows students to participate in realistic action scenarios. The center also houses a multi-station forensics lab to train students to examine evidence in controlled environments.
CDH and Edward Paramedic students along with COD EMT & Nursing Students participated in a mass casualty exercise at the Homeland Security Education Center. The exercise was to train the first responders in how to respond to a large number of people injured in a single incident.
A State-of-the-Art Resource
The Robert J. Miller Homeland Security Education Center is a testament to COD's commitment to providing student's access to the latest tools and facilities.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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