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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology, AS

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The Fire Science Technology program provides a fundamental base of knowledge for people seeking career opportunities in the broad field of fire protection.

During the program, students complete general education core requirements and specific fire science courses. The latter examine the causes and behavior of fire and the means of minimizing its destructive effects through design, detection, suppression and prevention.

Students who possess a Fire Fighter I Certification can apply for four elective credits toward the AS degree in Fire Science Technology. Students who possess a Fire Fighter II Certification can apply for three elective credits toward the AS degree in Fire Science Technology. The Certification is based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001 and accredited by a nationally recognized fire service accreditation agency.

For more information about the Fire Science Technology program, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.
  4. Obtain a minimum COMPASS Reading score of 81 or a minimum ACT Reading score of 19.
  5. Obtain a minimum COMPASS English score of 70 or a minimum ACT Writing score of 19.
  6. Obtain a minimum COMPASS Pre-Algebra score of 39 or a minimum ACT Math score of 14.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Fire Science Technology AS degree, a student must complete the standard core requirements for the degree, plus the Fire Science Technology required courses and must maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses


If the student completes MGT 145  with a grade of “C” or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement. If the student does not complete MGT 145 , the student must complete one of the other courses listed under the Diversity Requirement. See the AA /AS  section of this catalog for more information.

Total Credits Required to Complete this AS Degree - 70

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