Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science
Description and Outcomes
Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science closely follows the FESHE model and is designed to provide you with foundational skills in firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics. In addition, the program explores technical, legal, and social aspects of arson, the application of technology to firefighting, and the psychological effects of fire dynamics. The program serves fire service professionals seeking enhanced skills and a broad spectrum of knowledge in the field of fire science. The curriculum includes analytical approaches to fire protection and investigation, disaster and fire defense planning, hazardous materials management, and the role of the fire service within the community.
The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science program consists of a minimum of 90 quarter credit hours. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded an associate of applied science degree.
- Foundational Firefighter Skills: Discuss the importance of building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes, and fire prevention.
- Knowledge Base: Describe the difference between fire resistance and flame spread and the testing procedures used to establish ratings for each.
- Psychology: Discuss the issues that deal with the psychological effects of fire dynamics.
- Research Methods: Apply scientific methods of inquiry to arrive at reasoned decisions regarding fire science.
- Technology: Discuss the use of computer technology to inform and enhance firefighting strategy and tactics.
General Education Literacies and Professional Competencies
In addition to the discipline-specific outcomes, general education literacies and professional competencies are integrated throughout your academic program. You can review the general education literacies and professional competencies associated with your academic program in the undergraduate School of General Education section of this Catalog.
|CM107||College Composition I||5|
|CM220||College Composition II||5|
|Mathematics (select one of the following):||5|
|Survey of Mathematics|
|Total Core Requirements||15|
|CJ246||Human Relations in a Diverse Society||5|
|FS100||Introduction to Fire and Emergency Services||5|
|FS101||Fire Behavior and Combustion||5|
|FS102||Building Construction for Fire Protection||5|
|FS103||Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply||5|
|FS104||Fire Protection Systems||5|
|FS105||Fire Prevention Practices||5|
|FS201||Strategy and Tactics||5|
|FS202||Principles of Emergency Services||5|
|FS204||Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services||5|
|FS208||Legal Aspects of Emergency Services||5|
|FS299||Associate's Capstone in Fire Science||5|
|Total Major Requirements||60|
|Open Elective Requirements|
|Total Open Elective Requirements||15|