Fire Science/Fire Fighting - Associate of Applied Science

Program/CIP Code: FRSC.AAS/43.0203
Credits Required: 65
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
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

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 or
ENGL 0206
Composition II* or
Technical Writing
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
MATH 0104 or
BUSN 0110
Intermediate Algebra** or
Business Math**
Humanities Elective (No Performing Arts Accepted) 3
Social Science Elective 3
Natural & Physical Science Elective 3
Total General Education Requirements 21
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.
**Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
Fire Academy:
HZMT 0120 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3
FRSC 0100 Firefighter I 3
FRSC 0211 Firefighter II 3
FRSC 0101 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FRSC 0107 Legal Considerations for Fire & Emergency Services 3
FRSC 0111 Firefighting Tactics and Strategies 3
FRSC 0113 Building Construction Fire Service 3
FRSC 0115 Fire Arson Investigation 3
FRSC 0202 Fire Hydraulics 3
EMT Requirement
EMTC 0128 Emergency Medical Technician 10
Electives: (6 Hours from the following:)
HZMT 0215
FRSC 0117
FRSC 0170
FRSC 0201
FRSC 0203
FRSC 0205
FRSC 0210
FRSC 0214
FRSC 0225
FRSC 0230
FRSC 0233
FRSC 0272
Hazardous Materials Technician (5)
Fire Protection Equipment Alarm Systems (3)
Introduction to Homeland Security (5)
Fire Administration I (3)
Fire Administration II (3)
Fire Inspection (3)
Building and Fire Codes (3)
Current Topics and Technology in Fire Science (1)
Arson Intelligence (3)
Fire Service Instructional Methodology (3)
Industrial Fire Protection and Safety (3)
Historical Foundations of the Fire Service (3)
*See course syllabi for program course prerequisites.
Total Program Requirements 43

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 65

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