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Fire Science - AAS

Public Safety

Contact: Janean Barlow (620)728-4404
Department Chair: Cliff Moore (620)728-4408

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course id.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 63.5 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
EM110 Emergency Medical Technician 10

FS106 Basic Vehicle Extrication 1

FS110 Firefighter I 4

FS113 Firefighter II 3

FS120 Wildland Firefighter Type II 3

FS130 Introduction to Fire Ground Strategy and Tactics 3

FS150 Hazardous Materials Operations (First Responder) 1.5

FS151 Fireground Operations 1

FS175 Intro. to Fire & Emergency Services Administration 3

FS203 Fire Hydraulics 3

Fire Science Electives 16
Course Title Credits
ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

EM131 Cardiac Care (CPR) .50

FS102 Construction Methods and Materials 3.00

FS103 Introduction to Professional Firefighting 3.00

FS104 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3.00

FS105 Fire Attack 1.00

FS107 Basic Confined Space Rescue I 1.50

FS108 Rope Rescue I 1.50

FS109 Rope Rescue II 1.50

FS111 Hazardous Materials Awareness 1.00

FS114 Fire Science Update 1.00

FS118 Rope Rescue III 1.00

FS122 Incident Command System 1.00

FS124 Wildland Firefighter Internship I 2.00

FS125 Fire Service Internship I 1.00

FS126 Portable Pumps and Water Use 1.00

FS127 Wildland Fire Powersaw Operations 2.00

FS128 Wildland Firefighter Firing Operations 1.00

FS130 Introduction to Fire Ground Strategy and Tactics 3.00

FS132 Basic Scuba Diving 2.00

FS136 Fire Science Practicum I 3.00

FS137 Fire Science Practicum II 3.00

FS141 Fire Dynamics 3.00

FS145 Firefighter Fitness and Conditioning I 1.00

FS146 Firefighter Fitness and Conditioning II 1.00

FS153 Engine Company Operations 1.00

FS155 Ice Rescue Operations 1.50

FS156 Ice Rescue Technician 1.00

FS160 Rapid Intervention Team 1.00

FS161 Fire Rescue Special Operations 1.00

FS202 Fire Protection Systems 3.00

FS204 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy 3.00

FS205 Arson Investigation 5.00

FS206 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 4.00

FS209 Fire Instructor I 3.00

FS210 Fire Safety Officer 3.00

FS211 Fire Officer I 3.00

FS212 Fire Officer II 3.00

FS220 Fire Operation in the Urban Interface 2.00

FS221 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior 2.00

General Education Options 15
Course Title Credits
AR101 Art Appreciation 3.00

AR104 Art History: Paleolithic to Medieval 3.00

AR105 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.00

AR106 Art in the Elementary Classroom 3.00

AR110 Drawing I 3.00

BI100 Basic Concepts for Allied Health Studies 1.00

BI101 General Biology 4.00

BI102 Ecology of Environmental Problems 3.00

BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00

BI105 Biology II 5.00

BI112 General Microbiology 4.00

BI115 Basic Radiation Biology 2.00

BU105 Introduction to Business 3.00

BU107 Personal Finance 3.00

BU108 Business Mathematics 3.00

BU109 Business Communications 3.00

CH101 General Chemistry 5.00

CH105 Chemistry I 5.00

CH106 Chemistry II 5.00

CH108 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry 5.00

CH201 Organic Chemistry I 5.00

CH202 Organic Chemistry II 5.00

EC100 Macroeconomics 3.00

EC101 Microeconomics 3.00

ED105 Success Seminar/College Orientation 1.00

ED201 Introduction to Education 3.00

ED201L Introduction to Education Practicum 1.00

EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

EN102 English Composition II 3.00

EN107 Business English Grammar 3.00

EN108 Career and Technical Writing 3.00

EN120 Children's Literature 3.00

EN121 World Mythology 3.00

EN122 Science Fiction Literature 3.00

EN128 Introduction to Creative Writing 3.00

EN201 Introduction to Literature 3.00

EN202 British Literature I 3.00

EN203 British Literature II 3.00

EN204 American Literature I 3.00

EN205 American Literature II 3.00

EN206 Contemporary Literature 3.00

EN207 Introduction to Shakespeare 3.00

EN214 Introduction to Cultural Studies: Fairy Tales 3.00

EN215 Medieval Literature in Contemporary Society 3.00

EN216 Vampires in Literature and Film 3.00

EN220 Poetry Writing 3.00

GE101 World Geography 3.00

GO100 American Government 3.00

GO101 State and Local Government 3.00

GO102 International Relations 3.00

GO110 Introduction to Political Science 3.00

GO110H Honors Introduction to Political Science 3.00

HI101 American History 1492-1865 3.00

HI102 American History 1865-Present 3.00

HI103 World History to 1600 3.00

HI104 World History Since 1600 3.00

HI122 Film History of World War II 3.00

HI201 Topics in History 3.00

IS103 Microcomputer Literacy 2.00

IS104 Microcomputer Applications 3.00

JL101 Introduction to Mass Communications 3.00

LE101 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3.00

MA106 College Algebra 3.00

MA107 Plane Trigonometry 3.00

MA108 Elements of Statistics 3.00

MA110 Calculus 3.00

MA111 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA112H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 5.00

MA113 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA114H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 5.00

MA117 Contemporary Math 3.00

MA201 Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA202H Honors Analytical Geometry and Calculus III 5.00

MA206 Differential Equations 3.00

MU101 Music Appreciation 3.00

MU106 Music Theory I 3.00

MU107 Music Theory II 3.00

MU127 Introduction To Jazz/Jazz Rock 3.00

MU206 Music Theory III 3.00

MU207 Music Theory IV 3.00

MU208 History of Art Music of the Western World 3.00

PE105 Personal and Community Health 3.00

PE122 Rhythms I 2.00

PE123 Rhythms II 2.00

PE126 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts I 1.00

PE127 Conditioning and Fitness Concepts II 1.00

PE145 Golf 1.00

PE151 Social Dance-Beginning 1.00

PE156 Aerobic Dance 1.00

PE173 Fitness for Life 1.00

PE178 Yoga I 1.00

PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.00

PL103 Logic and Critical Thinking 3.00

PL104 Ethics 3.00

PL105 Death and Dying 3.00

PS100 General Psychology 3.00

PS101 Human Relations 3.00

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3.00

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3.00

PS202 Abnormal Psychology 3.00

PY101 Descriptive Astronomy 3.00

PY102 Weather and Climate 3.00

PY103 Physical Geology 3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00

PY113 General Physics II 5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00

PY202 Engineering Physics II 5.00

RE101 New Testament Literature 3.00

RE102 Old Testament Literature 3.00

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH103 Oral Interpretation 3.00

SH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO101 Marriage and Family 3.00

SO103 Stress Management 1.00

SO104 Assertiveness Training 2.00

SO111 Cultural Anthropology 3.00

SO113 Cultural Diversity 3.00

SO122 Introduction to Social Work 3.00

SO201 Social Problems 3.00

SP100 Workplace Spanish 2.00

SP101 Elementary Spanish I 5.00

SP102 Elementary Spanish II 5.00

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3.00

TH116 Acting I 3.00

TH118 Stagecraft 3.00

TH119 Stage Makeup 3.00

TH121 Acting II 3.00

TH122 Voice and Diction 3.00

TH123 Theatre Practicum I 1.00

TR100 Technical Math 3.00

TR120 Work Ethics 2.00

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