Academic Programs

Fire Science

Diploma
Program Description
Sioux City Campus

The Fire Science program is designed to prepare students for entry-level technical or administrative careers in the fire science field by providing them with the necessary knowledge of the subject field, professional skills, and state-of-the-art techniques necessary for a successful career.

Employment possibilities include public sector fire services or private careers in areas such as firefighter, sprinkler and alarm system installer, safety engineering technician, fire safety and building inspection assistant or technician, insurance property damage appraiser/adjuster, property loss claims investigator, building codes inspector, and more.

Increasing opportunities also exist for transfer and articulation into four-year baccalaureate degree programs in fire science, public safety, and emergency management and planning. This program is being designed in cooperation with officials of the local area fire departments and is intended to address the professional educational needs of practicing firefighters as well as to provide an educational path for those seeking a career. Credit may be awarded for existing certifications and verified transcripted industry training toward the diploma.

To be accepted into he program, students much achieve the following scores on the Computerized Placement Test: 80 Reading; 86 Sentence Structure; 56 Arithmetic or 38 Elementary Algebra.

Required Classes

SDV 108 The College Experience.............................................. 1
FIR 145 Strategy and Tactics................................................... 3
FIR 320 Essentials of Firefighter I............................................. 4
FIR 141 Fire Fighter II............................................................... 2
ENG 105 Composition I............................................................. 3
PEA 148 Physical Fitness I........................................................ 2
FIR 184 Hazardous Materials Technician................................. 3
FIR 149 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply............. 3
EMS 217 Emergency Medical Technician.................................. 7
MAT 772 Applied Math.............................................................. 3

Program Total............................................................ 31

Contacts

Bill Koontz, Project Manager, Ext. 1358 Room B115 bill.koontz@witcc.edu
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Visit at 4647 Stone Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
Call 800.349.4649 or 712.274.6400
800.352.4649
712.274.6400
Email info@witcc.edu
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