Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Fire Service
Operations A.A.S. program has special admission requirements and limited
enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all admission
requirements are met, and all documents and scores are submitted on time. Only
complete application files will be reviewed for admission.
Documents to be
Submitted for a Complete File
application for admission if not currently enrolled in college credit
courses at Moraine Valley.
A completed Fire
Service Operations Admission Application. Applications will be distributed
at the mandatory Information Sessions. Completed applications must be
returned to the Career Programs Subdivision Office B 150 Application
deadline is May 20.
A completed high
school transcript showing date of graduation or a GED certificate.
transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended.
Copy of current
Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) EMT-B or EMT-P license or
evidence of application to challenge the IDPH EMT-B exam scheduled for June
29, 2013 will be accepted. Admission to the program is conditional upon
successful completion of the IDPH EMT-B exam challenged on or before June
29, 2013. Results must be submitted by July 15, 2013.
A minimum grade
point average of 2.5 based on a four-point system. The high school GPA will
be used only if students have attempted less than 12 college hours. A GPA of
2.5 will be assigned if the student took the GED rather than graduate from
placement tests. Students may be exempt from placement tests based on
previous college credit. Contact an academic advisor for information about
placement test exemptions.
A. Math placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant to take
B. English placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant to take
C. Reading placement test score or exemption must qualify applicant for
courses above RDG-091.
Applicants for the program will be considered in the following order:
residents of the district who submit a Fire Service Operations application
by May 20 of the year they plan to enroll in the program. The applicant's
file must be completed by May 20.
nonresidents who submit a Fire Service Operations application by May 20. The
application must be completed by May 20.
The following checklist and information will help you through the
process of applying for the Fire Service Operations A.A.S. program.
1. Submit the
Moraine Valley enrollment form
If you have NOT
previously applied to Moraine Valley, this is your first step.
You may enroll
online or in person at the Registration Office in the Student Services
Center, Building S.
2. Attend an
Application deadline is May 17,
Applications are only available at the following information
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 6-9.30 p.m.,
The Fogelson Theater is located in the Center
for Contemporary Technology in the T building.
the registered participants will be admitted into the
- Check in for registered
participants will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of each
session; NO ONE will be admitted after the session has begun.
- When you check in for the
Information Session, you will need to present a government-issued
photo I.D. or a Moraine Valley photo I.D.
Seats are limited for each
Information Session. Call or email today to reserve your seat.
To register for one of the
information sessions, call (708) 974-5713 between 8.30 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.,
or email Nancy Spaulding at email@example.com.
COMPASS placement test
Ranking and selection
Students will be admitted to the Fire Service Operations A.A.S. Program through
a weighted score made up of four factors: attendance at a mandatory information
session; cumulative high school or college GPA; number of college credit hours
completed; and grades and credit hours in specified course work. Five admission
points will also be awarded for applicants who possess current Illinois EMT-P
Points for various
criteria will be given according to the chart below. Students will also be
required to meet the current minimum standards for admission.
Students will be
required to list, on the intent form, all colleges attended. Students will
select one of the following options on the intent form for calculating their
college GPA for admission.
Students may use
only their Moraine Valley hours as the college GPA for admission. If
students choose this option, they cannot use their other college credit
toward the degree requirements or for points towards admission.
Students may use
their college credit toward the degree requirements and points towards
admission. When the GPA is calculated all college credit will be used. These
hours may then be used as regular transfer credit.
Ties will be broken
based on the total number of college credit hours completed.
MTH-141 or above,
Choose: PEH-105, 108, 138, and 140 up to three credit hours
*The same math course can be used only once for success points
Success Course Weighting
A = 3 points X Credit hours
B = 2 points X Credit hours
C = 1 points X Credit hours
All other grades = No points
Student has EMS
101 with an A� 3 points X 8 credit hours = 24 points
MTH-098 with a B� 2 points X 4 credit hours = 8 points
Total points for
success courses = 24 for EMS 101 + 8 for MTH-098 =
Upon acceptance into the Fire Academy-equivalent courses, admitted students must
submit a completed health history and physical form signed by a physician and
evidence of personal health insurance within 30 days. A licensed physician must
certify students comply with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1582 -
Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Programs for Fire Departments
(2007). Students must also be medically approved to wear a self-contained
breathing apparatus (SCBA). For the duration of the program, and consistent with
NFPA 1582, students must be able to:
for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense
concentration, under stressful conditions both as a member of a team and
Use all fingers
and both hands to handle, move, lift, twist and turn objects of all shapes
aspects of the job in environments with extreme noise conditions, limited
mobility, above or below ground heights, poor visibility, high humidity and
closed or confined spaces for unknown lengths of time.
responsibilities while carrying up to 80 pounds of additional weight on
Lift, climb, and
move while carrying up to 100 pounds of equipment and tools
Drag and carry up
to 200 pounds
Perform a variety
of tasks for unknown durations of time on level surfaces and also on a
variety of hazardous surfaces, such as slippery, wet and freezing surfaces
while under adverse conditions and with increased weight loads using a
variety of body positions, including but not limited to: stand, sit, crouch,
crawl, climb, kneel, stoop, bent over.
Have near and far
vision, depth perception and the ability to focus vision.
interpret and respond efficiently, appropriately and safely to instructions
issued by commanding officers and delivered in a variety of formats,
including in written, oral, diagrammatic or scheduling formats.
Smell smoke and
other odors that might indicate hazardous conditions.
Use the senses of
sight, hearing, smell, and touch to assess the nature of emergency
situations, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a
confused, chaotic, and potentially life-threatening environment throughout
the duration of the operation.
Be free from
frequent episodes of pain resulting in the inability to perform manual work,
or sudden incapacitation.
transitions from rest to near maximum exertion without warm-up periods.
History and Physical
Forms will be distributed upon acceptance into the Fire Academy-equivalent
Criminal Background Checks
In order to comply with certain state statutes and/or clinical
affiliation agreements, students will be asked to successfully complete a
criminal background check. Applications for criminal background checks will be
distributed upon acceptance into the Fire Academy-equivalent courses.
Applicants will be
notified of the status of their selection on or before June 30, 2011. NOTE:
Applicants who decline a seat within 14 calendar days of the beginning of
the semester or once the semester begins will not be able to reapply for the
Fire Service Operations A.A.S. program in the next admission cycle.
Applicants not selected for one starting class are individually
responsible for reactivating and updating their application file for subsequent
starting classes. Re-applicants must complete a new Fire Service Operations
Admission Application during the application period stated.