Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

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

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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-140

Firefighter I - Unit I

2

FIR-153

Firefighter I - Unit II

2

FIR-142

Firefighter I - Unit III

3

FIR-289

Firefighter I - Unit IV

2

 

 

9

Term 4-Fall

FIR-201

Firefighter II

3

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One Fire Science Management Technical Course

3

EMS-260

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

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology OR

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

 

FIR-180

Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

3

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Two Fire Science Management Technical Courses

6

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Humanities or History/Culture Course

3

 

 

15

Degree Total program credit hours

68.5

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-260

Emergency Medical Technician I

4

EMS-350

Emergency Medical Technician II

3.5

EMS-365

Emergency Medical Technician II Clinical

1

PSY-111

Introduction to Psychology OR

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

 

 

 

14.5

Term 3-Summer

FIR-140

Firefighter I - Unit I

2

FIR-153

Firefighter I - Unit II

2

FIR-142

Firefighter I - Unit III

3

FIR-289

Firefighter I - Unit IV

2

 

 

9

Total program credit hours

36.5

Certificate Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term 1-Fall

FIR-140

Firefighter I - Unit I

2

FIR-153

Firefighter I - Unit II

2

FIR-142

Firefighter I - Unit III

3

FIR-289

Firefighter I - Unit IV

2

 

 

9

Term 2-Spring

FIR-213

Principles of Emergency Services

3

FIR-110

History and Philosophy of the Fire Service

2

EMS-260

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

22.5

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


Total program credit hours


18

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