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Emergency Services

Peoples’ lives often depend upon the quick and efficient actions of emergency service personnel. To work in these conditions, first responders must think quickly, assess situations and manage themselves and others in a crisis situation. John Wood provides expert emergency service training for students looking to continue their education at a 4-year institution, or test and get right into the workforce. If you are ready to make a difference in your community, these are the programs for you.

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Degrees & Certificates

Fire Science Associate Degree (AAS)
Criminal Justice Associate Degree (AA / AAS)
Paramedicine Associate Degree (AAS) / Certificate

Career Opportunities

  • Firefighter
  • Paramedic
  • Detective
  • Disaster Relief Coordinator
  • Border and Transportation Security Officer
  • Correctional Officer
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Federal Agent
  • Information Security Management

Employed By:

  • Illinois Department of Corrections
  • Adams and Pike County Sheriff’s Offices
  • Quincy Police Department
  • Local and Regional Fire Departments
  • Illinois State Police
  • Illinois Department of Conservation

Course Completion, Transfers and Salaries

Time to Complete Program: 2 years / 4 semesters
Students Transfer to:
  • Quincy University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Illinois State University
  • University of Iowa
Emergency Services Illinois State Salary
  • Firefighter: $20,000 – $80,540
  • Paramedic: $36,440 – $46,245
  • Police Official: $37,500 – $99,650
Emergency Services National Average Salary
  • Firefighter: $43,488
  • Paramedic: $32,670
  • Police Official: $48,320

Is Emergency Services the Right Path for You?