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1999-2000 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs


Fire Science

College of Rural Alaska

Tanana Valley Campus

(907) 474-5079

Certificate; Degree: A.A.S.

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

The UAF fire science program provides 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.

Instructors provide 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 Program

Major

Hazardous Materials Control -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
or EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (3-6 credits)
FIRE 110 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Supervision and Management 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)
Major electives (3-6 credits)
4. Minimum credits required (30 credits)
Municipal Fire Control -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
or EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (3-6 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)
Major electives (6 credits)
4. Minimum credits required (30-33 credits)
Wildlands Fire Control -- Certificate

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the certificate requirements.
3. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
and major speciality electives (3) or
EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (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)
Major electives (3 credits)
4. Minimum credits required (30 credits)
Hazardous Materials Control -- A.A.S. Degree

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
or EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (3-6 credits)
FIRE 110 -- Introduction to Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (3 credits)
FIRE 111 -- Supervision and Management 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)
b. Complete 2 of the following major elective courses:
FIRE 215 -- Advanced Hazardous Materials Technician (3 credits)
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)
4. General electives (15 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60-63 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.

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

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
or EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (3-6 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)
b. Complete 6 credits from the following major specialty electives:
EMS 230 -- EMT: 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 Instruction for Fire Service Training (3 credits)
4. General electives (15 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60-61 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.

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

1. Complete the general university requirements.
2. Complete the A.A.S. degree requirements.
3. Complete the following program (major) requirements:*
a. Complete the following:

EMS 103 -- Emergency Trauma Training First Responder (3)
or EMS 119 -- EMT: Emergency Medical Technician I (6) (3-6 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)
b. Complete 6 credits from the following major elective courses:
FIRE 161 -- Wildland Fire Logistics Function (3 credits)
FIRE 165 -- Wildland Fire Planning Function (3 credits)
FIRE 216 -- Methods of Instruction for Fire Service Training (3 credits)
FIRE 256 -- Wildland 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)
4. Complete general electives (15 credits)
5. Minimum credits required (60-63 credits)
* Student must earn a "C" grade or better in each course.

Note: Major electives and general electives must be approved by the student's advisor.


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