Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Entry-Level Firefighter

Industrial Technologies

101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Diploma and certificate options are available. See advisor for information.

Certification

Firefighter I, EMT-B (state and national)

The Entry-Level Firefighter curriculum can help recent high school graduates or volunteers improve their employment prospects. This program features some evening and online classes.

Career opportunities: emergency medical care, fire prevention education, training firefighters, maintenance and specialization in hazardous materials.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

ENG-101

Elements of Writing

3

FIR-127

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIR-150

Fire Detection and Suppression Systems

3

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3

 

 

13

Second Semester (Spring)

FIR-110

History and Philosophy of the Fire Service

2

FIR-124

Building Construction

3

FIR-130

Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

3

FIR-400

Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival

3

MAT-102

Intermediate Algebra

4

 

 

15

Summer Term

FIR-140

Firefighter I - Unit I

2

FIR-141

Firefighter I - Unit II

2

FIR-142

Firefighter I - Unit III

3

FIR-289

Firefighter I - Unit IV

2

 

 

9

Third Semester (Fall)

EMS-200

Emergency Medical Technician

8

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

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One Fire Science Management technical course

3

 

 

14

Fourth Semester (Spring)

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

–––––––

Two Fire Science Management technical courses

6

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

66

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