Campus Location: Calmar, Peosta
Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.
Award: Associate of Applied Science degree
Description: This program is designed for firefighters affiliated with an existing paid or volunteer fire department.
Emphasis is placed upon specialized firefighting courses offered through the Iowa Fire Service Training Bureau and the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety. This program will expand a firefighter’s knowledge and develop leadership for emergency response.
Program Admission: In addition to the College enrollment process , applicants must be affiliated with a volunteer or paid fire department.
Academic Requirements: To receive an Associate of Applied Science degree, a student must complete all of the general education courses and bring in a certificate of completion for the required firefighting courses and 5 elective firefighting courses. These 33 credits, in addition to the 32 NICC credits, will meet the minimum 64-credit requirement for an AAS degree.
- A minimum of 64 credit hours, with at least 18 earned at NICC.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0 and a passing grade in all required courses.
- Coursework electives (articulated from the Fire Service Training Bureau).
The firefighting courses are offered by the Fire Service Training Bureau and are offered at various times and locations throughout the year.
Minimum Credits: 64.5