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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science, AAS

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

The Iowa Central Community College Fire Science program provides the knowledge, training and skills necessary for a rewarding career in Fire Fighting Field. The training our students receive can be beneficial to help students enter the field of Fire Fighting or if they are already in the field, the training is beneficial for career advancement. Students also have the opportunity to receive National Certification in Firefighter I & II, Emergency Medical Technician and entry level Wildland Firefighter.

Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science
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 field of Fire Fighting. This program is rich in general education courses to facilitate pursuit of a baccalaureate degree and possesses the requisite technical and managerial courses to provide the foundation for leadership in the Fire Science Profession.

Enrollment Date: Fall Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 63
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Business
CIP#: 43.02030200

Program of Study

Total Hours: 14.5

Second Semester

Total Hours: 15.5

Total Hours: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Hours: 18

AAS Degree Total Hours: 63


Program Requirements: Students must earn a grade of a “C” or better in all Fire Science program of study courses and meet the necessary prerequisites to progress in the program. Students are required to complete National Background check and State Adult & Child Abuse check.

FESHE Required Courses: FIR 124 , FIR 127  , FIR 152 , FIR 213 , FIR 221 , and FIR 400  

Will accept IFSAC or ProBoard certification at HazMat - Ops Firefighter I level with appropriate documentation for FIR 144  

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 - 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794),  Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (34 CFR Part 110), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).  

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kim Whitmore, Director of Human Resources, phone number 515-574-1138, whitmore@iowacentral.edu; or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

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