NOTE: No new students will be admitted to the program effective Spring 2014.
Finally a program designed specifically for the working firefighter and fire service professional.
Area safety leaders, prominent educators and local fire departments have all partnered with Lewis University to build and create this accelerated degree program for working fire service professionals - targeting the specific leadership and administrative skills necessary to move to a leadership role within your organization, and climb your career ladder as a Fire Service Professional.
With the same class offered on two consecutive days, this flexible accelerated format makes it easy for the 24- hour on, 48-hour off firefighter to earn their degree
Experienced faculty with real-world understanding will build on the training you already have
Labor, financial and administrative management training to improve your problem solving and decision making skills
Emergency response training and cutting-edge theoretical training
Small class sizes facilitate group interaction and a dynamic learning environment
Strong ties to local agencies throughout the Chicago area for improved job placement
Ethical framework to shape your decision-making as a public safety professional
Associates degree in a fire service related field, or equivalent college credit
Be at least 24 years of age
Submit official transcripts from all colleges attended (2.0/4.0 GPA)