Fire Science

Fire Science Courses

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 60
Enrollment Status: Full-time or part-time
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

The Fire Science program requires a mix of general education and hands-on courses. The following list of courses is the suggested sequence of study for a full-time student.

Part-time students, visit with a program advisor for a modified sequence of study.

When registering for classes refer to your Program Evaluation to see your specific program requirements and ensure proper registration.

2016–2017 Suggested Sequence of Study and Course Cost

Courses and course cost calculations are subject to change.

Semester 1
CSC110 Introduction to Computers 3 $505.50
ENG105 Composition I -OR- 3 $505.50
COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace 3 $505.50
FIR130 Fire Prevention 3 $505.50
FIR139 Fire Fighter I 4 $824.00
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT156 Statistics -OR- 3 $505.50
MAT772 Applied Math 3 $505.50

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Total Credits 16
Semester 2
FIR124 Building Construction 3 $505.50
FIR127 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 $505.50
FIR149 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3 $505.50
FIR291 Fire Fighter II Certification 3 $655.50
Fire Science Electives 3  

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Total Credits 15
Semester 3
FIR235 Fire Investigation I 3 $530.50
FIR400 Emergency Safety and Survival 3 $505.50
PSY102 Human and Work Relations -OR- 3 $505.50
PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR- 3 $505.50
SOC110 Introduction to Sociology 3 $505.50
Fire Science Electives 6  

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Total Credits 15
Semester 4
CRJ285 Physical Conditioning for Public Services 2 $337.00
POL111 American National Government 3 $505.50
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 $505.50
Fire Science Electives 6  

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Total Credits 14
Fire Science Electives
CHM122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4 $674.00
EMS114 Emergency Medical Responder 2 $422.00
EMS201 Emergency Medical Technician 7 $1454.50
EMS900 Education in EMS 3 $505.50
FIR145 Fire Strategies and Tactics 3 $505.50
FIR200 Occupational Safety/Health in Emergency Services 3 $505.50
FIR213 Principles of Emergency Services 3 $505.50
FIR214 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3 $505.50
FIR236 Fire Investigation II 3 $505.50
FIR300 Principles of Fire and EMS Administration 3 $505.50

Course Cost Calculation:
2016–2017 resident tuition and fees x course credits + course fee if applicable.

The course cost calculation does not include:

Program Contacts

Administrative Secretary

Amy Rieck
Health Education and Services Center 222
319-296-4051 (fax)
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Gene Leutzinger
Grundy Hall 135
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