Basic Operations Firefighter Certificate

(pending ICCB approval)

Curriculum FIR.BOP.CERT (C444D)

(Total Program Credits: 16)


To provide entry-level employment training for students looking to start a career in the fire service, in addition to those needing basic level firefighter training for an existing career in the fire service. Certification through the Illinois Fire Marshal requires applicant being a rostered member of a fire department.


Upon successful completion of the Basic Operation Firefighter Certificate, the graduate will be able to define the roles and responsibility of an Illinois State Fire Marshal:

  • basic operation firefighter;
  • hazardous material awareness; and
  • technical rescue awareness.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor or Transfer Specialist (if transferring), before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 101National Incident Management System (NIMS)

1 credit

FIR 121Basic Firefighter Module A #

4 credits

FIR 122Basic Firefighter Module B #

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
FIR 102Basic ICS and Application Towards Single Resource & Initial Action Incidents

1 credit

FIR 123Basic Firefighter Module C #

3 credits

FIR 125Hazardous Materials Operations #

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:7

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required for each FIR course.

See FIR course descriptions.

Coordinator: William Justiz, Ext. 3653