Fire Science

Be a hero by becoming a trained firefighter!


If you enjoy a challenge, work well on a team and want to make a difference in the community in which you live, firefighting could be the job for you! Often hailed as modern-day heroes, firefighters are usually the first ones on the scene of an emergency, whether it's a house fire, commercial building fire, car accident or natural disaster. Southeastern Illinois College's Fire Science program prepares students to work in this important field by giving them the skills they need to succeed!  


For students interested in getting a jump start on their career as a firefighter, the college offers the Basic Fire Fighting certificate. This 12 credit-hour certificate takes students through the fundamentals of firefighting, including an overview of current fire science techniques, fire department organization and fire support operations. And, if students choose to pursue additional education, all of these classes can be applied toward the Public Safety Management (AAS) degree at Southeastern.

Interested students should contact our SIC Recruiters at 618-252-5400 ext. 2245 and 2325, or email

Curriculum Guide

Other important contact numbers:
Admissions Office ext. 2441
Financial Aid ext. 2452
Technology Office ext. 2301