The University of Alaska Fairbanks

1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Course Description Index

Fire Science

College of Rural Alaska
Tanana Valley Campus (907) 474-5079

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 60-63 credits; for Certificate: 30 credits

The UAF Fire Science Program provides a unique learning environment where students can obtain classroom education, hands-on training and practical vocational experience through 10 local fire and rescue organizations. The program offers students a fundamental working knowledge of the various aspects of municipal fire, wildland fire, emergency medical services and hazardous materials control. A large pool of instructors provides a high level of technical expertise on a variety of specialty emergency services. The primary goal of this program is to make our students the most attractive candidates for job openings and promotions within the fire service and related fields. Associate degrees and certificate programs in municipal fire control, wildlands fire control and hazardous materials control are offered.

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Hazardous Materials Control -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
Communications:
ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X, 212*, or 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural science or Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements:
EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training (ETT) (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
FIRE 110 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations
and Emergency Response (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Management and Supervision for
Emergency Services (3 credits)
FIRE 120 -- Introduction to Fire Chemistry and Physics (3 credits)
FIRE 203 -- Hazardous Materials I (3 credits)
FIRE 205 -- Hazardous Materials II (3 credits)
FIRE 207 -- Hazardous Materials III (3 credits)
FIRE 209 -- Hazardous Materials IV (3 credits)
Subtotal (24-27 credits)
3. Complete 6 credits from the following major elective courses:
FIRE 231 -- Hazardous Materials Tactical Operations (3 credits)
FIRE 241 -- Hazardous Materials Inspector (3 credits)
FIRE 249 -- Computer Aided Management of
Emergency Operations (3 credits)
Subtotal (6 credits)
4. Complete 15 general electives credits.
Degree Total (60-63 credits)
Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Hazardous Materials Control -- Certificate

Suggested Course Sequence
Fall Semester:
FIRE 110 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Management and Supervision for Emergency
Services (3 credits)
FIRE 120 -- Introduction to Fire Chemistry and Physics (3 credits)
FIRE 203 -- Hazardous Materials I (3 credits)
FIRE 207 -- Hazardous Materials III (3 credits)
Subtotal (15 credits)
Spring Semester:
FIRE 205 -- Hazardous Materials II (3 credits)
FIRE 209 -- Hazardous Materials IV (3 credits)
EMS 103 -- Emerg Trauma Training (ETT) First Responder (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
Major electives (4-6 credits)
Certificate Total (30 credits)

Municipal Fire Control -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
Communications:
ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X, 212*, or 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or
above (3 credits)
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural science
or Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements:
EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training (ETT)
First Responder (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
FIRE 101 -- Introduction to Fire Science (3 credits)
FIRE 105 -- Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3 credits)
FIRE 107 -- Municipal Fire Tactics and Strategy (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Supervision and Management for
Emergency Services (3 credits)
FIRE 117 -- Rescue Practices I (3 credits)
FIRE 202 -- Fire Hydraulics (3 credits)
FIRE 203 -- Hazardous Materials I (3 credits)
Subtotal (24-27 credits)
3. Complete 6 credits from the following major specialty electives:
EMS 124 -- Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (1 credit)
EMS 230 -- Emergency Medical Technician II (3 credits)
FIRE 115 -- Fire Apparatus and Equipment (3 credits)
FIRE 120 -- Introduction to Fire Chemistry and Physics (3 credits)
FIRE 123 -- Fire Investigation (3 credits)
FIRE 151 -- Wildland Fire Control I (3 credits)
FIRE 205 -- Hazardous Materials II (3 credits)
FIRE 206 -- Building Construction for Fire Protection (3 credits)
FIRE 208 -- Fire Service Records and Reports (3 credits)
FIRE 212 -- Building and Fire Codes (3 credits)
FIRE 214 -- Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (3 credits)
FIRE 216 -- Methods of Instruct for Fire Service Training (3 credits)
Subtotal (6 credits)
4. Complete 15 general electives credits.
Degree Total (60-61 credits)
Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Municipal Fire Control -- Certificate

Suggested Course Sequence
Fall Semester
FIRE 101 -- Introduction to Fire Science (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Supervision and Management for
Emergency Services (3 credits)
FIRE 202 -- Fire Hydraulics (3 credits)
FIRE 203 -- Hazardous Materials I (3 credits)
Major specialty electives (3 credits)
Subtotal (15 credits)
Spring Semester
FIRE 105 -- Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3 credits)
FIRE 107 -- Fire Tactics and Strategy (3 credits)
FIRE 117 -- Rescue Practices I (3 credits)
EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training (ETT)
First Responder (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
Major specialty electives (3 credits)
Subtotal (15-18 credits)
Certificate Total (30-33 credits)

Wildlands Fire Control -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the following general university and A.A.S. requirements:
Communications:
ENGL 111X and ENGL 211X, 212*, or 213X (6 credits)
COMM 131X or 141X (3 credits)
Mathematics or Natural Science:
A math or natural science course at the 100 level or above (3 credits)
Humanities, social sciences, mathematics, natural science
or Perspectives on the Human Condition (3 credits)
2. Complete the following major degree requirements:
EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training (ETT)
First Responder (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
FIRE 151 -- Wildland Fire Control I (3 credits)
FIRE 155 -- Wildland Fire Behavior (3 credits)
FIRE 157 -- Wildland Air Operations and Safety (3 credits)
FIRE 159 -- Wildland Fire Operations Function (3 credits)
FIRE 252 -- Wildland Fire Prevention (3 credits)
FIRE 254 -- Wildland Fire Business Management (3 credits)
FIRE 262 -- Wildland Fire Control II (3 credits)
Subtotal (24-27 credits)
3. Complete 6 credits from the following major elective courses:
EMS 124 -- Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (1 credit)
EMS 230 -- Emergency Medical Technician II (3 credits)
FIRE 161 -- Wildland Fire Logistics Function (3 credits)
FIRE 165 -- Wildland Fire Planning Function (3 credits)
FIRE 203 -- Hazardous Materials I (3 credits)
FIRE 216 -- Methods of Instruct for Fire Service Training (3 credits)
FIRE 256 -- Fire Planning and Multiple Use Management (3 credits)
FIRE 258 -- Wildland Fuels Management (3 credits)
FIRE 260 -- Fire Research and Development (3 credits)
FIRE 270 -- Wildland Fire Command Function (3 credits)
Subtotal (6 credits)
4. Complete 15 general electives credits.
Degree Total (60-63 credits)
Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.
*ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

Wildlands Fire Control -- Certificate

Suggested Course Sequence
Fall Semester
FIRE 157 -- Wildland Air Operations Safety (3 credits)
FIRE 159 -- Fire Operations Functions (3 credits)
FIRE 254 -- Wildland Fire Business Management (3 credits)
FIRE 262 -- Wildland Fire Control II (3 credits)
Major electives (3 credits)
Subtotal (15 credits)
Spring Semester
EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training (ETT)
First Responder (3 credits)
and major electives (3 credits)
or EMS 119 -- Emergency Medical Technician I (6 credits)
FIRE 151 -- Wildfire Control I (3 credits)
FIRE 155 -- Wildland Fire Behavior (3 credits)
FIRE 252 -- Wildland Fire Prevention (3 credits)
Subtotal (15 credits)
Certificate Total (30 credits)

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