Fire Science Program

The decision to work in public safety is a commendable and selfless sacrifice. It takes a special person to take on the unique challenge of a career in public safety.

The Iowa Central Community College Fire Science program provides the knowledge, training, and skills necessary for a rewarding career in the Fire Service. The training our students receive can be beneficial to help students enter the Fire Service or if they are already in the field, the training is beneficial for career advancement. Fire Fighter 1 and 2 National certification available- NIMS 700 / ICS 100 & 200 certification.

Program Requirements

Students must earn a grade of a "C" or better in all Fire Science Program of study courses and meet the necessary pre-requisites to progress in the program.

Course Schedule

The Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science is a comprehensive two-year program designed to allow students to gain college credit hours for specific training that will help them enter the Fire Service. This program possesses the requisite technical and managerial courses to provide the foundation for leadership in the Fire Service.

Fire Science A.A.S. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FIR-127 Fire Behavior and Combustion
3.0
FIR-213 Principles of Emergency Services
3.0
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
FIR-144 Fundamentals of Firefighting***
4.5
XXX-XXX Math Elective**
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.5

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FIR-221 Fire Prevention
3.0
FIR-124 Building Construction
3.0
FIR-200 Occupational Safety/Health in Emergency Services
3.0
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
CRJ-XXX Criminal Justice Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FIR-214 Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services
3.0
FIR-400 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival
3.0
FIR-235 Fire Investigation I
3.0
FIR-226 Fire Administration I
3.0
CRJ-XXX Criminal Justice Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FIR-152 Fire Protection Systems
3.0
FIR-149 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water
3.0
FIR-236 Fire Investigation II
3.0
FIR-145 Fire Strategies and Tactics
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
 
Fire Science A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 61.5

*Must take two of the following: CRJ-160, CRJ-300, and EMS-200 EMT (8 credits)

**Math elective from A.A.S. approved general education list.

***Will accept comparable non-credit course for FIR-144 Fundamentals of Fire Fighting and EMS-200 EMT with appropriate official documentation.

Instructors

Scott Kuester 515-574-1314 kuester@iowacentral.edu