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Fire Science/Fire Fighting - Associate of Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: FRSC.AAS/43.0203
Credits Required: 66
Academic Division: Health Professions

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. The faculty is committed to provide learning experiences which are girded with 21st Century Learning Outcomes, especially targeted at critical thinking, communication, and core competencies. Kansas City Kansas Community College Fire Science program provides all necessary equipment for students to successfully train for and pass the State of Kansas Fire Service certifications.

Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (HZMT 120), Firefighter I (FRSC 100), and Firefighter II (FRSC 211) are taught as a Fire Academy three days per week plus one weekend day per month. Students are required to maintain a 70% grade average in their courses in order to take their state certification examinations. Students must be 18 years of age and successfully pass the Interior Firefighting Training provided by the fire science program to qualify to take the State of Kansas Firefighter I certification tests.

Requirements for admission to the program:

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 OR ENGL 0206 Composition II* OR Technical Writing* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR Interpersonal Communication 3
BUSN 0110 Business Math** or higher 3
  Humanities Elective (No Performing Arts Accepted) 3
  Social Science Elective 3
  Natural & Physical Science Requirement 3
  Total Hours for General Education Requirements 21
*See course syllabus for prerequisite. **Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution.  Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Fire Science/Fire Fighting Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
Fire Academy:  
HZMT 0120 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3
FRSC 0100 Firefighter I 4
FRSC 0211 Firefighter II 3
FRSC 0101 Fire Prevention 3
FRSC 0113 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FRSC 0114 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
FRSC 0116 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FRSC 0117 Fire Protection Services 3
FRSC 0204 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety & Survival 3
EMS Requirement:    
EMTC 0128 Emergency Medical Technician 10
Electives: (6 Hours from the following:)
HZMT 0215 Hazardous Materials Technician (5)
FRSC 0107 Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services(3)
FRSC 0111 Firefighting Tactics and Strategies (3)
FRSC 0115 Fire Arson Investigation (3)
FRSC 0170 Introduction to Homeland Security (5
FRSC 0201 Fire Administration I (3)
FRSC 0202 Fire Administration II (3)
FRSC 0205 Fire Inspection (3)
FRSC 0210 Building and Fire Codes (3)
FRSC 0230 Fire Service Instructional Methodology (3)
FRSC 0233 Industrial Fire Protection and Safety (3)
FRSC 0272 Historical Foundations of the Fire Service (3)
Total Hours for Fire Science/Fire Fighting Requirements 44
*See course syllabi for Fire Science/Fire Fighting course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Fire Science/Fire-Fighting Degree 66
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