JJC Dual Credit Course Descriptions

GAVC First Year Students (Fire Science I)
 

FSCI 101 - Principles of Emergency Services

Credit Hours 3 
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0
This course provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics. This course meets the FESHE Guidelines for Principles of Emergency Services. 
 
 

FSCI 103 - Building Construction I

Credit Hours 3 
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0
This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. 
 
 
GAVC Second Year Students (Fire Science II)
 

FSCI 102 - Introduction to Fire Prevention

Credit Hours 3 
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention.  Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. 
 

EMS 101 - First Responder

Credit Hours 4 
Lecture: 3.5 Lab: 1
This course contains lecture and hands-on application of skills. The first responder uses a limited amount of equipment to perform an assessment and complete stabilizing interventions. Upon successful completion, the student will receive certification from the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course is a prerequisite to the Emergency Medical Technician - Basic Course.