Fire Science, AAS
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 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; State CIP Code 43.0203)
|EMS 128||EMS First Responder||5|
|FIRE 111||Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations*||4|
|FIRE 131||Firefighter I*||5|
|FIRE 141||Firefighter II*||3|
|EMS 131||Emergency Medical Technician*||10|
|FIRE 136||Fire and Emergency Management||3|
|FIRE 162||Firefighting Tactics*||3|
|FIRE 152||Codes/Detection and Suppression Systems||3|
|FIRE 201||Leadership in the Fire Service*||3|
|FIRE 220||Fire Management||3|
|FIRE 222||Fire Science Law||3|
|ENGL 121||Composition I*||3|
|MATH 116||Intermediate Algebra* (or higher)||3|
|FIRE 126||Historical Foundations of the Fire Service||3|
|or FIRE 133||Fire Investigation|
|Humanities Elective ^||3|
|Science and/or Math Elective ^||3|
|Social Science Elective ^||3|
Total Program Hours: 63