Fire Sciences


Firefighters are courageous, willing to take risks, and make sacrifices in order to help others.  As a firefighter, you will be a part of an organization whose primary purpose is to serve and protect its community.

The employment of firefighters is projected to grow 5 percent through 2024.  A career as a firefighter is definitely a way to demonstrate care for others on a daily basis.

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  • Rock Valley College
  • College and High School Credit Earned
  • 1 Year Program
  • Prerequisites: School Counselor Approval and Accuplacer Scores

Rock Valley College

Fire Sciences

Topics to be covered:

  • Overview of fire protection
  • Career opportunities
  • Rescue procedures
  • Construction and design of structures
  • Firefighter safety
  • Fire prevention

FRE 101 FRE 106 (SEM 1)
FRE 118, FRE 208 (SEM 2)
*See RVC Catalog for course descriptions