Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) Internship Program


This program will not give you a degree but it is designed to get you the certificates needed to succeed.

Internship can be applied toward a Fire Science Technology degree (AAS). Most pre-requisites can be applied to an Emergency Medical Services degree (AAS).

Qualifications for Acceptance

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Approval of the fire science coordinator
  • Successful completion of JJC Fire Science and EMT Basic courses (EMS 201 and 209)
  • Current Illinois EMT basic licensure
  • An Illinois state criminal background check free of misdemeanors or felonies
  • Successful completion of an NFPA approved physical exam and drug screening
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to work in a team

Application deadline is September 1 each fall.

There are a variety of paths to enter the BOF Internship Program. Please contact the program adviser at 815.280.2356 for more information.

Suggested schedule

Below is a suggested schedule for the BOF Internship program. It includes all the courses that need to be successfully completed at JJC prior to entering the internship.

First Semester
  • ENG 101
  • FSCI 101
  • FSCI 102
  • SPCH 101
  • Math 127
Second Semester
  • FSCI 103
  • FSCI 105
  • FSCI 106
  • EMS 101
  • PSYC 101
Third Semester
  • EMS 201
  • EMS 209
  • FSCI 112
Fourth Semester
  • FSCI 230 Internship
  • FSCI 231 Internship
  • FSCI 232 Internship
  • FSCI Elective
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