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  • Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.

    Aug 27

    Online Start Date
    Aug 27, 2014

    Nov 12

    Online Start Date
    Nov 12, 2014

    Feb 04

    Online Start Date
    Feb 04, 2015

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Core

    CM 107: COLLEGE COMPOSITION I (5 Credits)

    Building on your existing writing strengths will help develop a foundation for a successful education and career. You will learn strategies to express yourself with confidence and communicate your ideas effectively in personal, academic, and professional situations.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    CM 220: COLLEGE COMPOSITION II (5 Credits)

    This course helps students apply research and critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft revision strategies and working constructively with colleagues.

    Prerequisites Required: None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    MM 212: COLLEGE ALGEBRA (5 Credits)

    This course covers topics of algebra including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems of equations with two variables, polynomial functions, rational and radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and graphing.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    MM 150: SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (5 Credits)

    Students will improve their background in mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may include sets, variables, measurement, and statistics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Major

    CJ 246: HUMAN RELATIONS IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY (5 Credits)

    This course will offer students the opportunity to examine current issues, social problems, and existing research related to culturally diverse societies. Emphasis will be placed on the need for cultural awareness and diversity education, an enhanced understanding of cultural differences, and a critical thinking and research approach that correlates with the exploration of diversity as it relates to criminal justice.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 100: INTRODUCTION TO FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (5 Credits)

    This course introduces students to careers in fire and emergency services and the Kaplan University fire and emergency management programs. The field of study, skill sets, and professionalism will be discussed. Students will learn about the historical background of the modern fire service while learning research skills for the future. This course is designed to acclimate the fire science and emergency management student to Kaplan University while providing a solid foundation for success in the fire and emergency services profession.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 101: FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION (5 Credits)

    This course investigates the basic concepts of fire, its spread, and its control. The course discusses the nature and properties of the three states of matter, explains the components of fire, and describes the physical and chemical properties of fire.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 102: BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION (5 Credits)

    This course explores the fundamentals of building construction, types of structures, and structure designs, as well as the impact of building construction on firefighting. Students will study the forces that impact these structures and the codes applied to buildings and fire safety. They will also learn how buildings are constructed and how fire behaves with various building materials.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 101

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 103: FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY (5 Credits)

    This course explores the fundamentals of water usage in fire protection and explains how hydraulic principles are employed in the resolution of water supply problems. The course also discusses the methods used to effectively deliver water, foam, and other extinguishing agents to the fire scene.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 101

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 104: FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS (5 Credits)

    This course describes the principles of fire protection and system design. Students will explore fire control and suppression methods, including sprinkler, water spray, water mist, standpipe, and ultra high-speed water spray systems. The course also provides an overview of recent fire protection and suppression developments.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 101

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 105: FIRE PREVENTION PRACTICES (5 Credits)

    This course examines fire avoidance measures, including fire prevention education, fire safety inspection, fire code enforcement, and fire investigation. Students will gain an overview of the procedures and principles of inspections commonly conducted for control of structures, occupancy, or combined purposes.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 100 or FS 120 for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management 

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 201: STRATEGY AND TACTICS (5 Credits)

    This course explores firefighting strategy and tactics, methods of fire attack, and prefire planning. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of fire control principles as well as how to utilize personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. This course also discusses special situations such as transportation emergencies and fires, high-rise fires, below-ground incidents, and confined space incidents.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 101

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 202: PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (5 Credits)

    This course provides students with an overview of fire protection as well as the philosophy and history of fire protection. Students will gain an understanding of career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, fire loss analysis, and the organization and function of public and private fire protection services. This course discusses the role of fire departments as part of local governments, as well as fire service laws, regulations, and terminology. Students will also be introduced to multiagency planning and operations as related to multialarm incidents, target hazards, and major disasters. 

    Prerequisites Required: FS 100 or FS 120 for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management 

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 204: OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES (5 Credits)

    This course examines the fundamentals of occupational health and safety for emergency service agencies. Students will gain knowledge of risk evaluation and control policies for fire stations, emergency vehicles, and training sites as well as for incidents involving fire, hazardous materials, and other EMS responses. Students will also gain knowledge of the basic principles and history to firefighter life safety initiatives. 

    Prerequisites Required: FS 101

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 208: LEGAL ASPECTS OF EMERGENCY SERVICES (5 Credits)

    This course explores the legal issues that relate to emergency services, such as arson law and legal responsibilities of emergency services officers, as well as criminal and civil law. Students will gain an understanding of laws that impact emergency services management at both the state and local levels. The course also examines recent case law and legal decisions that impact emergency services agencies.

    Prerequisites Required: FS 100 or FS 120 for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Management 

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    FS 299: ASSOCIATE'S CAPSTONE IN FIRE SCIENCE (5 Credits)

    This course is designed as the culminating experience of the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science. This course consists of a series of assignments that integrate concepts from the fire science curriculum. The assignments are designed to test application and critical thinking skills as students work through fact-based scenarios and analyze issues affecting contemporary practice.

    Prerequisites Required: Last term or permission from the Dean

    Total Major Credits: 60
    Total Program Credits: 90

    Electives

    OPEN ELECTIVES (15 Credits)

    Total Electives Credits: 15
    Total Program Credits: 90

    If you plan on pursuing a bachelor’s degree, MM 212: College Algebra should be taken as an open elective. MM 212 is the required math course in the Bachelor of Science in Fire Science program.

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    The 25% tuition reduction applies only to international students living outside of the United States. This discount does not apply to military students. Please check with your advisor to see if you are eligible. 

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    While many of Kaplan University's degree programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue continued bachelor-, graduate-, or doctorate-level education, the University cannot guarantee that students will be granted admission to any programs.

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