Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Fire Science Management

Industrial Technologies
101 Jones Hall

319-398-4983

www.kirkwood.edu/industrialtech

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Science/Career Option degree

2 years (4 semesters)

The Fire Science Associate of Science/Career Option (A.S./C.O.) curriculum provides technical, leadership and management skills necessary for officer development and promotion through a statewide associate transfer degree. Some students seek the certificate or degree to enhance their opportunities for entry-level positions. The program also benefits volunteers who may be seeking to upgrade their skill level for specific applications. In addition, students who want to transfer to four-year colleges or universities typically pursue this degree.

Career opportunities: lieutenant, captain or trainer, administrative district chief, public relations/education officer, private safety manager in industry, transfer to four-year college or university.

Required Courses

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

ACC-152

Financial Accounting

4

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

PHI-105

Introduction to Ethics

3

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

 

16

Second Semester (Spring)

ACC-156

Managerial Accounting

4

ENG-108

Composition II: Technical Writing

3

MGT-101

Principles of Management or

3

MGT-130

Principles of Supervision

 

–––––––

Fire Science electives

6

 

 

16

Third Semester (Fall)

ECN-120

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MAT-140

Finite Math

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

–––––––

Fire Science electives

6

 

 

18

Fourth Semester (Spring)

CHM-110

Introduction to Chemistry and

3

CHM-111

Introduction to Chemistry Lab or

1

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

 

ECN-130

Principles of Microeconomics

3

–––––––

Fire Science electives

6

 

 

13

Total program credit hours

63