The goal of the Fire Science program at Johnson County Community College is to provide comprehensive education and training, specifically designed to promote the academic and professional development of fire service personnel during their employment and provide education for advancement to company-level officers.

The program serves to provide a higher academic education, technical training, and lifelong learning for members of Johnson County fire-related organizations and those seeking employment in the metro area.

The fire science program at JCCC, in close cooperation with the Johnson County Fire Chiefs Association and the University of Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute, has developed a degree for advancement in the fire service.

The program emphasizes general education in addition to technical education and is built around a core of fire science courses carefully selected by the members of the Fire Science Advisory Committee to prepare for your career growth. Technical electives may be pursued through courses available under a continuing cooperative agreement between area fire science programs or through other degree-granting institutions that are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress. You may fulfill technical education requirements through the advanced standing credit process.

Note: Mechanisms have been developed to compensate for the effect of students working 24-hour shifts.

For more information, call (913)469-4405.

(Major Code 3210; CIP Code 43.0203)

Fire Science Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fall Semester

EMS 132Emergency Medical Technician*12
ENGL 121Composition I*3
Total Hours15

Spring Semester

FIRE 112Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations*3
FIRE 113Firefighter I*3
FIRE 114Firefighter II*3
FIRE 115Firefighter Practicum*3
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours15

Summer Semester

Science and/or Math Elective ^3

Fall Semester

Program Electives (see below)3
FIRE 162Firefighting Tactics*3
FIRE 220Fire Management*3
FIRE 222Fire Science Law*3
MATH 120Business Mathematics* (or higher)3
Total Hours15

Spring Semester

Program Electives (see below)3
FIRE 136Fire and Emergency Management*3
FIRE 152Codes, Detection and Suppression Systems*3
FIRE 201Leadership in the Fire Service*3
Social Science Elective  ^3
Total Hours15
Total Program Hours: 63

Program Electives

FIRE 126Historical Foundations of the Fire Service*3
FIRE 127Building Construction for the Fire Service*3
FIRE 133Fire Investigation*3
FIRE 291Independent Study*1-7
FIRE 292Special Topics:*1-7

This course has registration requirements.


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