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Fire Science Department

The principal focus of the Fire Science Program is to educate students for a career in the fire service. The program offers both an academic degree and certificate programs in Fire Science and Homeland Security. Our mission is to center on the technical skills to develop educational experiences in fire protection as well as firefighter safety, so everyone goes home. Students are provided an innovative, up-to-date learning environment that will enable them to achieve personal, professional, and educational goals while preparing them for the workplace or for more education.

The Fire science Program has branded itself as one that has successful student achievement and retention with positive outcomes to job placement. Curriculum and certifications used in the program meet Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) standards and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications to strengthen the cognitive and manipulative levels of student learning.

Degrees & Certificates

Fire Science/Fire-Fighting

The mission of the Fire Science program is to provide a venturous and progressive modern educational experience in all aspects of fire protection and safety, leading to a useful associate degree or specific educational endeavor for all students regardless of gender.

Fire Science/Fire-Fighting - Associate in Applied Science

Firefighter

The Firefighter Technical Certificate is offered as a catalyst for students who seek employment with a fire department. This provides the student with four basic courses required by the fire service industry. At the completion of these courses, students are able to take state certifications for licensure.

Firefighter - Technical Certificate

Homeland Security

The Homeland Security Technical Certificate is structured in a manner that allows for the development of knowledge in terrorism awareness and disaster prevention. It integrates language, science, history, culture and logic into a deconstructive process, which enables the students to deal with the threat of terrorism and disasters in the Unites States. At the completion of these courses, students are able to interact with prevention and response agencies that deal with these catastrophic events.

Homeland Security - Technical Certificate

Course Progression

Fall Requirements


Length


HZMT 0120 Hazmat Awareness & Operations (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0100 Firefighter 1 (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0211 Firefighter 2 (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0101 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (On-line) Semester
FRSC 0107 Legal Consider. For Fire & Emerg. Services (On-line) Semester
FRSC 0115 Fire & Arson Investigation (On-ground) Semester

Fall Electives


Length


FRSC 0170 Homeland Security (On-line) 1st. 8 Weeks
FRSC 0272 Historical Foundations (On-line) 1st. 8 Weeks
FRSC 0233 Industrial Fire Protection (On-line)

Spring Requirements


Length


HZMT 0120 Hazmat Awareness & Operations (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0100 Firefighter 1 (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0211 Firefighter 2 (On-ground) Semester
FRSC 0111 Firefighting Tactics & Strategies (On-line) Semester
FRSC 0113 Building Construction for the Fire Service (On-line) Semester
FRSC 0202 Fire Hydraulics (On-ground) Semester

Spring Electives


Length


FRSC 0201 Fire Administration 1 (On-line) 1st. 8 Weeks
FRSC 0203 Fire Administration 2 (On-line) 2nd 8 Weeks
FRSC 0225 Arson Intel. (On-line)
FRSC 0230 Instruction Methods (On-line) 2nd 8 Weeks

Summer Electives


Length


FRSC 0117 Fire Protection & Alarms (On-line) Session
FRSC 0205 Fire Inspections (On-line) Session
FRSC 0210 Building Codes (On-line) Session
Contact Information
Todd Miles - Fire Science Coordinator
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  • 7250 State Avenue
  • Kansas City, KS 66112
  • 913-334-1100

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