Fire Science | Dipl
Sioux City
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes

The Fire Science diploma offers students a comprehensive introduction to the field of fire science, providing foundational knowledge and understanding of key concepts. The program is designed to give students a well-rounded overview of various aspects of fire science, ensuring a solid foundation for those interested in pursuing a career in the emergency services and fire protection industry.

Key areas covered in the program include:

Principles and Legal Aspects of Emergency Services: Students will gain insights into the fundamental principles governing emergency services, including legal considerations and ethical practices in the field.

Fire Behavior and Combustion: The program delves into the science behind fire behavior and combustion, offering a detailed understanding of how fires develop and spread.

Fire Strategies and Tactics: Students will explore effective strategies and tactics employed in firefighting and emergency response situations, learning to assess and manage different scenarios.

Fire Protection Systems: The program provides insights into the various systems and technologies employed for fire protection, including detection, suppression, and prevention measures.

Building Construction for Fire Protection: Understanding the impact of building construction on fire safety is essential. The program covers the relationship between building design and fire protection measures.

By offering a broad exploration of these critical areas, the program ensures that students gain a holistic understanding of fire science. This foundational knowledge serves as a springboard for further specialization or career advancement within the field of emergency services and fire protection.

Meet Your Advisor

Fran DeJong
Admissions Representative
Call  712.317.3345
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book Appointment

Required Classes for Fire Science | Dipl

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Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Greg Strong
Division Chair
Call  712.317.3289
Sioux City Campus, Room B109

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,464.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,656.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Estimated books: $200.00/semester **
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated student housing and meals: $3,400.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.
** The cost of books varies per program.