Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

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 (5 terms including summer)
Diploma
1 year (3 terms including summer)
Certificate options (See advisor for information)

Industry endorsements and certifications earned
Firefighter I; Firefighter II; EMT (State and National); National Career Readiness Certificate

This curriculum provides the skills sought by entry-level firefighters. Recent high school graduates or volunteers may use this program to improve their employment prospects in this competitive profession. This program features some evening and online classes.

Career opportunities: firefighter; emergency medical technician.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FIR-127

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIR-150

Fire Detection and Suppression System

3

ENG-101

Elements of Writing OR

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications

 

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

 

 

 

15

Term 2-Spring

-------

Approved Math Course

3

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

FIR-124

Building Construction

3

FIR-400

Emergency Safety and Survival

3

FIR-130

Fire Prevention

3

FIR-110

History and Philosophy of the Fire Service

2

 

 

15

Term 3-Summer

FIR-199

Firefighter I

8

 

 

8

Term 4-Fall

FIR-201

Firefighter II

3

-------

One Fire Science Management Technical Course

3

EMS-255

Emergency Medical Technician I

4

EMS-350

Emergency Medical Technician II

3.5

EMS-365

Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical

1

 

 

14.5

Term 5-Spring

-------

Social Science Course

3

-------

Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3

-------

Two Fire Science Management Technical Courses

6

 

 

15

Degree Total program credit hours

67.5

Optional Courses

FIR-924

Honors Project

1

FIR-928

Independent Study

1

Fire Science Technical Courses

FIR-146

Firefighting Tactics and Strategy

3

FIR-183

Hazardous Materials Management

3

FIR-280

Instruction Techniques for Fire Science Training

3

FIR-330

Fire Service Company Officer

3

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FIR-127

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIR-150

Fire Detection and Suppression System

3

BCA-189

Microcomputer Literacy

1

ENG-101

Elements of Writing OR

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications

 

 

 

13

Term 2-Spring

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3

EMS-255

Emergency Medical Technician I

4

EMS-350

Emergency Medical Technician II

3.5

EMS-365

Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical

1

-------

Social Science Course

3

 

 

14.5

Term 3-Summer

FIR-199

Firefighter I

8

 

 

8

Total program credit hours

35.5

Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

FIR-199

Firefighter I

8

 

 

8

Term 2-Spring

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FIR-110

History and Philosophy of the Fire Service

2

EMS-255

Emergency Medical Technician I

4

EMS-350

Emergency Medical Technician II

3.5

EMS-365

Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical

1

 

 

13.5

Total program credit hours

21.5

Fire Science Certificate
Any 6 of the Following Courses

FIR-124

Building Construction

3

FIR-127

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

FIR-130

Fire Prevention

3

FIR-146

Firefighting Tactics & Strategy

3

FIR-150

Fire Detection and Suppression Systems

3

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3

FIR-183

Hazardous Materials Management

3

FIR-280

Instructional Techniques for Fire Service Training

3

FIR-330

Fire Service Company Officer

3

FIR-400

Emergency Safety and Survival

3

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3


Total program credit hours


18

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