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Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Associate Degree

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    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
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The Associate of Science in Explosive Ordnance Disposal at American Public University System examines the historical development, science, methods, and practices of explosive ordnance detection and disposal, as well as emergency responses to terrorist acts and national security. 
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Overview

The Associate of Science in Explosive Ordnance Disposal at American Public University System offers ideal preparation for a career as an explosive ordnance disposal technician or first responder in the military, law enforcement agencies, and government contractors.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • Describe specific dates in relation to discovery, invention, and use of various explosives.
  • Discuss the history and background of electricity and electronics as typically found in hazardous devices.
  • List important scientists and inventors who played essential roles in explosives development.
  • Explain the safety precautions to observe when conducting operations which involve hazardous devices that incorporate energy bombs and electromagnetic pulse devices.
  • Restate the principles and theories of fundamental concepts of electricity, physics, and chemistry as they apply to explosive devices.
  • Interpret circuit components most commonly used in hazardous devices.
  • Recognize hazardous device electronic diagrams.
  • Summarize the operations and methods used during ordnance and emergency responses.
  • Describe the safety precautions used when handling explosives.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Physics with Lab
  • Chemistry of Explosives
  • History of Explosive Ordnance Disposal
  • Electronics, Electricity, and Explosives
  • Explosive Incident Assessment: Methods, Practices, Protocols
  • Introduction to Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

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General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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