Elgin Community College students are fired up for success

  • Basic Operations Firefighter graduate Jeanette Silva Haro trains to save lives in Elgin Community College's Fire Science and Safety program.

    Basic Operations Firefighter graduate Jeanette Silva Haro trains to save lives in Elgin Community College's Fire Science and Safety program. Courtesy of Mark Carriveau/ECC

  • On Aug. 4, a recognition ceremony for the spring 2020 ECC Basic Operations Firefighter certificate graduates was streamed live on ECC's YouTube page.

    On Aug. 4, a recognition ceremony for the spring 2020 ECC Basic Operations Firefighter certificate graduates was streamed live on ECC's YouTube page. Courtesy of ECC

 
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Updated 8/14/2020 6:52 PM

pc蛋蛋计划交流微信群At Elgin Community College, students like Jeanette Silva Haro are working toward their dreams and receiving the hands-on education to help them move forward.

After earning her Basic Operations Firefighter (BOF) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) certificates, Haro is more than halfway through the Fire Science and Safety program as she aims to earn her Associate degree.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

pc蛋蛋计划交流微信群"I want to complete my Associate of Applied Science degree at ECC, enroll in a paramedic program, and eventually become an emergency room nurse," said Haro.

pc蛋蛋计划交流微信群The mission at Elgin Community College is to improve lives through learning and provide the highest level of excellence in academic programs and student services. At ECC, many students start their degree path or learn in-demand skills while training for a new career.

pc蛋蛋计划交流微信群"I want to be a role model for girls and young women, and the Hispanic community as I am Hispanic," said Haro. "I believe that if you haven't been exposed to a career like firefighting, you wouldn't know how to pursue it. I hope that young girls can see me and know they can achieve anything they work for, and know that any dream is possible. Sometimes, all you need to see is someone's spark to start your inner flame."

pc蛋蛋计划交流微信群Registration for fall classes is underway. Courses will be delivered primarily online, with some classes using a hybrid of online and classroom instruction.

For more information, visit or call the Admissions Office at (847) 214-7385. For information in Spanish, please call (847) 214-7250.

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