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Fire Science

American Public University

Associate Degree Online
2 months
Duration
285 USD/credit
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About

The Fire Science Associate Degree (AD) at the American Public University provides you with scientific knowledge of fire behavior, prevention, suppression, and equipment. In addition to learning how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled, you’ll examine the history and philosophy of fire prevention bureaus, use of fire codes, and identification and correction of fire hazards. 

Overview

Course Details

Learn the fundamentals of fire science, fire safety, leadership, and crisis management through the Fire Science Associate Degree (AD) at the American Public University.

Examine fire behavior, prevention, suppression, and equipment. In addition, APU’s associate in fire science online program investigates how and why fires start, spread, and can be controlled. It follows the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Model Curriculum (FESHE), as outlined by the U.S. Fire Administration and National Fire Academy.

Additionally, APU’s AS in Fire Science—accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress—will enhance your knowledge of the history and philosophy of fire prevention bureaus, use of fire codes, and the identification and correction of fire hazards.

What You Will Do

  • Describe the historical development of fire protection and response from its origins through contemporary times
  • Identify and differentiate the various forms of fire, their fundamental scientific principles, and their associated mitigation and response strategies
  • Describe the legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities of the fire department as a public organization

Accreditation

  • This program has been designed in consultation with industry business leaders, and is accredited by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Fire Prevention
  • Fire Protection Systems
  • Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
  • Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • Fire Protection in Building Construction

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 2 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Courses Start Monthly

Language

English
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Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

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. 

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.

$250 with military grant

Funding

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