Moraine Valley offers three A.A.S. degrees to help you met your educational goals.
Becoming a firefighter is a very tough accomplishment. The competition is fierce. The job security is second to none. The pay is good. Firefighting is a challenging career that makes you think and tests you physically and emotionally. The conditions you face will change from call to call. There are many different areas of expertise you can pursue when you enter the fire service. You can perform public education, investigate fires, perform fire inspections, become a hazardous materials specialist, or a technical rescue specialist.
Degrees Available at Moraine Valley
The Fire Science and Emergency Medical Services Programs at Moraine Valley offer the following Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees:
Fire Service Management A.A.S. (minimum 62 credit hours)
The Fire Service Management AAS degree is designed to give students, who are already firefighters, the education necessary to be eligible for promotional opportunities. The core classes for the degree contain all the courses required for the Illinois State Fire Marshal Fire officer 1 and the Fire Officer 2 courses.
Fire Service Operations A.A.S. (minimum 62 credit hours)
The Fire Service Operations AAS degree is designed to give students, who wish to become firefighters, the education and skills required to be qualified for fire department initial eligibility lists. The core classes for the degree contain the EMT course and the Fire Academy courses.
Emergency Medical Services A.A.S. (minimum 62 credit hours)
The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) A.A.S. degree is designed to give students who wish to become paramedics, with either a public or private ambulance service, the knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for the Illinois Department of Public Health Paramedic License. The core classes for the degree include all Paramedic courses.
Paramedic Certificate (35 credit hours)
The Paramedic certificate includes all the Paramedic courses.