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Fire Science Technology Requirements

Technical Skills Track

Courses

  • Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)
  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II
  • FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III
  • FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV
  • FIR 105 Fire Suppression
  • FIR 106 Intro to Special Responses
  • FIR 107 Intro to Rescue & Patient Care
  • FIR 220 Hazardous Materials Technician
  • FIR 230 Emergency Medical Technician
  • or FIR 215 Emergency Medical Responder ** and FIR 200 Level Elective
  • Heritage or Humanities General Education course
  • Natural Science (rec. CHE 120 and CHE 125 for EKU transfer*)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (rec. MAT 161 for EKU transfer*)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (rec. PSY 110 for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 261 (FSE 201) for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 262 (FSE 120) for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 264 (FSE 101) for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 265 (FSE 221) for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 280 (FSE 225) for EKU transfer*)
  • Technical Elective or FESHE Track course (rec. FIR 282 (FSE 223) for EKU transfer*)
  • Written Communication (rec. ENG 101 Writing I and ENG 102 Writing II for EKU transfer*)

Technical elective coures

  • FIR 198 Practicum
  • FIR 202 Fire Instructor I
  • FIR 203 Fire Instructor II
  • FIR 205 Fire Officer I
  • FIR 206 Fire Officer II
  • FIR 210 Aircraft Rescue Firefighting
  • FIR 212 Driver/Operator (Pumper)
  • FIR 213 Driver/Operator (Aerial)
  • FIR 215 Emergency Medical Responder **
  • FIR 235 Special Topics in Fire Science (may take up to 3 credit hours cumulative)
  • FIR 260 Principles of Emergency Services
  • FIR 261 Building Construction
  • FIR 262 Fire Behavior & Combustion
  • FIR 263 Fire Service Safety & Wellness
  • FIR 264 Fire Prevention
  • FIR 265 Fire Protection Systems
  • FIR 280 Legalities in the Fire Service
  • FIR 281 Fire Service Administration
  • FIR 282 Strategy and Tactics

FESHE Track

Core Courses

  • FIR 260 Principles of Emergency Services
  • FIR 261 Building Construction
  • FIR 262 Fire Behavior & Combustion
  • FIR 263 Fire Service Safety & Wellness
  • FIR 264 Fire Prevention
  • FIR 265 Fire Protection Systems

FESHE Elective Courses

  • FIR 280 Legalities in the Fire Service
  • FIR 281 Fire Service Administration
  • FIR 282 Strategy and Tactics

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.
  • EKU Transfer Information: EKU currently offers (3) Bachelor’s Programs: Fire, Arson, Explosion and Investigation; Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology; and, Fire Protection Administration. Students wishing to transfer credit to EKU should contact an advisor during their first semester of coursework. An EKU advisor may be reached at: onlinedegrees@eku.edu
  • COM 181 or COM 252 also recommended for EKU transfer.
  • Other general education courses and electives may transfer depending on which bachelor’s program a student is seeking; however, there is a requisite amount of credit hours that must be completed and an upper division hours requirement that must be met at EKU. Consult an EKU advisor before enrolling.
  • ** This course can only be counted once for a total of 3 credit hours – either as a part of the required coursework or an elective.

Updated 6/1/20 

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • Digital Literacy - CIT 105 Introduction to Computers or OST 105 Introduction to Office Systems (or Competency demonstrated by exam)
  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II
  • FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III
  • FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV
  • FIR 105 Fire Suppression
  • FIR 106 Intro to Special Responses
  • FIR 107 Intro to Rescue & Patient Care
  • FIR 198 Practicum
  • FIR 205 Fire Officer I
  • FIR 206 Fire Officer II
  • FIR 280 Legalities in the Fire Service
  • FIR 281 Fire Service Administration
  • FIR 282 Strategy and Tactics
  • Social/Behavioral or Natural Sciences or Quantitative Reasoning
  • Written or Oral Communications or Heritage/Humanities

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II
  • FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III
  • FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV
  • FIR 105 Fire Suppression
  • FIR 106 Intro to Special Responses
  • FIR 107 Intro to Rescue & Patient Care

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 260 Principles of Emergency Services
  • FIR 261 Building Construction
  • FIR 262 Fire Behavior & Combustion
  • FIR 263 Fire Service Safety & Wellness
  • FIR 264 Fire Prevention
  • FIR 265 Fire Protection Systems

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be
    completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II
  • FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III
  • FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 215 Emergency Medical Responder

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be
    completed at the student’s home college. 

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 230 Emergency Medical Technician

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 101 Basic Firefighting I
  • FIR 102 Basic Firefighting II
  • FIR 103 Basic Firefighting III
  • FIR 104 Basic Firefighting IV
  • FIR 105 Fire Suppression
  • FIR 106 Intro to Special Responses
  • FIR 107 Intro to Rescue & Patient Care
  • FIR 205 Fire Officer I and
  • FIR 206 Fire Officer II
  • or FIR 280 Legalities in the Fire Service and
  • FIR 281 Fire Service Administration

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan

Courses

  • FIR 220 Hazardous Materials Technician

Notes

  • At least 25 percent of the approved curriculum for any certificate, diploma or degree must be completed at the student’s home college.

Updated 6/1/20

S.M.A.R.T. Plan