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Our comprehensive fire science programs offer the flexibility of online learning, ideal for individuals in the fire science and emergency management fields who may work inconsistent hours.
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Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official FESHE institution. Our fire science and emergency management degrees closely follow the FESHE national curriculum model.
Our Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science and Bachelor of Science in Fire Science are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
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Top positions in fire departments and the emergency services industry are reserved for the most dynamic individuals—those who can keep up with technological advances and other developments in the field.
At Kaplan University, our fire science programs could help you develop an understanding of the interagency coordination necessary for fire prevention, safe and successful fire-incident command, arson investigation, and life-safety education. Our fire and emergency management programs have been designed to address the new challenges in technology, human resource management, and fiscal responsibility faced by emergency services personnel.
Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. Our fire science programs closely follow the FESHE model. Enroll now at Kaplan University and see how the convenience and flexibility of online learning is ideal for the fire science and emergency management fields. Additionally, Kaplan University’s associate’s and bachelor’s programs are accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC).
The core curriculum teaches you how to evaluate, implement, and manage policy and spans diverse topics including public administration and management, ethics and leadership, budgeting and the administration of public funds, strategic planning, and applied research. Additionally, the program offers you the flexibility to pursue a general Master of Public Administration or to focus on an intensive study area in health care management, governmental management, disaster and emergency management, or criminal justice.
Learning Method: Online
Total Degree Credits: 55
Time to Complete: 2 to 2.5 years (full-time)
The general public and government appointees are demanding higher levels of training and education for those who lead our nation's first response teams to catastrophic disasters, terrorist incidents, and typical emergencies. This degree program is designed for emergency services personnel who want to increase their administrative and management knowledge as well as occupational and life safety awareness.
Total Degree Credits: 180
Time to Complete: 4 years or less (full-time)
If you are looking to enhance your career in fire services or pursue a career in the field, Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science in Fire Science may be the right choice to help you reach your goal.* Modeled on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) national curriculum, this degree program is designed to provide you with foundational skills in firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics.
Modeled on the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) national curriculum, the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science is designed to provide students with foundational skills in firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics. The degree serves fire service professionals seeking enhanced skills and a broad spectrum of knowledge in the field of fire science.
Total Degree Credits: 90
Time to Complete: As little as 12 months and up to 2 years (full-time)
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