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Fire Science

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.

Fire and Emergency - Higher EducationThe 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.

Please see following for Course Description

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.

Simulation Exercise

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.

Program Contact Information

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