Link to Kirkwood Community College

Associate of Applied Science degree
Entry time: Fall, Spring

Students can also work towards a Fire Science certificate. Click here to see that plan of study.

Course
Number
Course
Title
Credit
Hours

First Year - First Semester (Fall)
  ENG-101   Elements of Writing 3
  FIR-127   Fire Behavior & Combustion3
  FIR-150   Fire Detection & Suppression Systems3
  FIR-213   Principles of Emergency Services3
  SPC-101   Fundamentals of Oral Communication3

15

First Year - Second Semester (Spring)
  BCA-189   Microcomputer Literacy1
  FIR-110   History & Philosophy of the Fire Service2
  FIR-124   Building Construction3
  FIR-130   Fundamentals of Fire Prevention3
  FIR-400   Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival3
  - - - - - -   Math Elective *3

15

Summer
  FIR-140   Firefighter I - Unit I2
  FIR-141   Firefighter I - Unit II2
  FIR-142   Firefighter I - Unit III3
  FIR-289   Firefighter I - Unit IV2

9

Second Year - First Semester (Fall)
  EMS-200   Emergency Medical Technician 1 8
  FIR-201   Firefighter II3
  - - - - - - -   One Fire Science technical course3

14

Second Year - Second Semester (Spring)
  FIR-180   Chemistry of Hazardous Materials3
  PSY-111   Introduction to Psychology3
  - - - - - - -   Humanities elective3
  - - - - - - -   Two Fire Science technical courses6

15

Degree Courses
Fire Science Technical Courses
  FIR-146   Firefighting Tactics and Strategy3
  FIR-183   Hazardous Materials Management3
  FIR-280   Instructional Techniques for Fire Science Training3
  FIR-330   Fire Service Company Officer3



Total Program Hours     68


* Students with a COMPASS Algebra score below 43 (or ACT math score below 18) should strongly consider taking MAT-076 Prep for College Math in the first semester.