Fire Science/EMT – Dual Credit with College of DuPage
College Course Number Name of College Course Credit Hours Fall Spring Fire Science 1100 Introduction to Fire Science 3.0 X Fire Science 1150 CPR - Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers 1.0 X Fire Science 2271 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic 10.0 X
Currently, the Technology Center of DuPage Program, Fire Science and EMT courses aligns with the College of DuPage courses listed above in the provided chart. Successful completion of this course will result in your son/daughter receiving both high school and college credit. An official College of DuPage transcript will be created for your student.
Students may sign up for dual credit in their program areas when they complete the dual credit form with TCD staff. This form is a College of DuPage approved document and will not require a parent signature. Technology Center of DuPage collects the forms and submits them to College of DuPage for processing.
Important Dual Credit Testing Information (EMT FIRE 2271 Only):
- A college level or Category One score on NEXT GEN, an untimed computer-based reading exam, is required to earn dual credit with College of DuPage in EMT 2271.
- Exemption from taking NEXT GEN requires an SAT score of 950 or higher or an ACT composite score of 20 or higher.
- If these scores have been met, the student DOES NOT need to take the NEXT GEN exam.
- To be exempt from NEXT GEN, students must log into www.collegeboard.org, print their SAT or ACT score and turn into their TCD instructor.
- If the student takes the NEXT GEN, the student must receive a score of 246 or higher in the rading category and a 250 or higher in the writing category to earn dual credit.
IMPORTANT: If your son/daughter has an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan and requires testing accommodations beyond extended time, parent(s)/guardian(s) should contact College of DuPage Accommodations Specialist, Rochelle Favale at 630-942-4260 to arrange for accommodations prior to testing. Students with accommodations need to test at a COD testing site to receive proper testing.