Fire Science


Core Courses

  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Fighter I
  • Principles of Emergency Services
  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Building Construction
  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Investigation I
  • Emergency Safety and Survival
  • Physical Conditioning for Public Services
  • Fire Inspector I
  • Fire Capstone
  • Electives: Choose from fire science electives to meet your career needs and interests.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 65
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

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Graduates working as firefighters in city and county fire departments. With experience, some graduates have advanced their careers to become fire investigators, fire insurance inspectors, or fire protection specialists for city, county, state, and federal governments, private insurance or safety companies, and private fire protection companies.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Firefighters $21,500 $37,900 $46,000
Fire Inspectors and Investigators $54,900 $66,800 $72,800

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Fort Dodge Fire Department Fort Dodge, IA
Mason City Fire Department Mason City, IA
Waterloo Fire Rescue Waterloo, IA

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Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Student Success Specialist Laurie Plum Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1065 Health Education and Services Center 205
Administrative Assistant Amy Rieck Email me 319-296-4010 Health Education and Services Center 222
Dean Dr. Gene Leutzinger, DNP Email me 319-296-4457 Grundy Hall 135
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