Program Entry: Fall
Award: Associate of Applied Science
This program is designed for firefighters affiliated with an existing paid or volunteer fire department. Emphasis is placed upon specialized firefighting courses offered through the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety Center. This program will expand a firefighter's knowledge and develop leadership for emergency response.
In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, an applicant to this program must have current affiliation with a volunteer or paid fire department and be a high school graduate or equivalent.
|BCA:112||Intro to Data Processing OR||3.0|
|BCA:212||Intro to Computer Business Apps||3.0|
|ECN:120||Principles of Macroeconomics||3.0|
|FIR:320||**Essentials of Firefighting I||4.0|
|FIR:338||***Technical Agricultural Rescue||1.0|
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|CHM:110||Intro to Chemistry||3.0|
|CHM:111||Intro to Chemistry Lab||1.0|
|ECN: 130||Principles of Microeconomics||3.0|
|Fire Science Elective||3.0|
|FIR:280||**Instructional Techniques for Fire Service Training (Fire Instruction I)||3.0|
|FIR:301||**Fire Department Officer I||3.0|
|FIR:325||**Essentials of Firefighting II||2.0|
|PHI:105||Intro to Ethics||3.0|
|Fire Science Elective||4.0|
|FIR:306||**Fire Inspection Principles of Practices||3.0|
|FIR:322||**Hazardous Materials: Operations Level||1.0|
|PSY:111||Intro to Psychology OR||3.0|
|PSY:112||Psychology of Human Relations||3.0|
|Fire Science Electives²||8.0|
Math Electives: MAT:128, MAT:130, MAT:210, MAT:216, MAT:219, MAT:744
**Offered through the IA Fire Service Training Bureau (or equivalent out-of-state certificate)
***Offered through National Education Center for Agriculture Safety (NECAS), Peosta, IA
¹Driver Operator; Pumping
²Five credits are awarded for EMT or Paramedic certificates.
Fire Science Electives: Students must take 15 credits of Fire Science Electives:
|FIR:201||Incident Command Series I|
|FIR:202||Incident Command Series II|
|FIR:203||Incident Command Series III|
|FIR:210||Incident Safety Officer|
|FIR:302||Fire Department Officer II|
|FIR:308||Health and Safety Officer|
|FIR:309||Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations|
|FIR:312||Arson Detection for First Responders|
|FIR:391||Preparing for Initial Company Operations|
|FIR:392||Decision Making for Company Operations|
|FIR:393||Training Operations in Small Departments|
|or related fire service coursework|
Students with a terminal EMS certificate are awarded 5 credits towards the electives, EMT or EMT B, Advanced EMT or Iowa Paramedic, Paramedic or Paramedic Specialist, (State of IA or National Registry).
Additional Academic Requirement(s): To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, a student must complete all of the general education courses and bring in a certificate of completion for the required firefighting courses and 5 elective firefighting courses. Students will be given 33 credits for the required and elective firefighting courses -- 33 in addition to the 31 general education courses meets the minimum 64-credit requirement for an AAS degree.
A minimum of 64 credit hours, with at least 18 earned at NICC.
A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a passing grade in all required courses.
Course work electives (articulated from the Fire Service Training Bureau).
The firefighting courses are offered by the Fire Service Training Bureau and are offered at various times and locations throughout the year.
$24,627 - $40,589
Dean of Business and Computer Science
800.728.7367, ext. 208
National Education Center for Agriculture Safety
800.728.7367, ext. 248