Fire Science & Emergency Management

Earn a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Safety Engineering Technology, or an Associate of Applied Science in Fire Service Technology, by taking our online courses. Most courses are "accelerated" 7-week online courses. The department also offers a few 14-week online courses and three new Hybrid courses (2-day residencies, with online components).  

Students may receive advanced standing for Paramedic, Fire Inspector and other state certifications, and from National Fire Academy and other courses.

The Open Learning Fire Service Program adds a high degree of flexibility and convenience to your professional development while maintaining the level of quality and effectiveness consistent with a traditional approach.

The Open Learning Fire Service Program courses include courses from the National Fire Academy 's FESHE Program (Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education).  UC is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges & Secondary Schools.

EMS LAW - new course / free online textbook: FST 1093 (Spring 2)

Schedule of Courses

7-week courses: Fall 2 (10/17/2018– 12/7/2018); Spr 1 (1/14/2019 – 3/3/2019); Spr 2 (3/4/2019- 4/27/2019); Sum 1 (5/13/2019 – 6/25/2019); Sum 2 (6/26/2019 – 8/10/2019) (Hybrid – short residency, then online)

Online Courses

Core Courses - Taught Two Semesters / Year

Core Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 2009 - Fire Tactics (14-week course)
Tom Lakamp
Spr / Fall Semester
FST 2079 - FF Safety, Risk Mgt, & Mental Health Brian Carlson Spr 2 / Fall 2
FST 3080 - Fire & Emergency Services Admin Randy Hanifen Sum 1 / Fall 1
FST 3085 - Political & Legal Foundations Larry Bennett Spr 1 / Fall 1
FST 3089 - EMS Administration Todd Owens Spr 2 / Fall 2
FST 3092 - Budget, Finance, & Eff. Communication Mark Ober / Mark Kissling Spr 1 / Fall 1
FST 4081 - Personnel Management Chris Eisele Spr 1 / Fall 1
FST 4099 - First Year: Intro Effective Service Research Chris Eisele / Doug Wehmeyer Spr 1/ Fall 1
FST 5044 - Capstone: Leadership & Ethics (14-week course) Todd Owens / Jonathan Westendorf Spr / Fall Semester

Non- Core Courses- Taught One Semester / Year

Fire Response

Fire Response Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 3081 - Analytical Approaches Fire & EMS Demond Simmons Spr 2
FST 4080- Disaster Planning & Control Randy Hanifen Fall 2
FST 4083 - Fire Related Human Behavior Doug Wehmeyer Spr 1
FST 4084 - Fire Investigation & Analysis Doug Wehmeyer Spr 2
FST 4086 - Managerial Issues Hazardous Materials Randy Hanifen Spr 1

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 2069 - Fire Determination Strategies Nathan Bromen Fall 1
FST 3019 - Building Construction in Fire Service Brian Carlson Spr 1
FST 3082 - Fire Prevention Organization & Mgt Doug Wehmeyer Fall 1
FST 3083 - Fire Protection Structure & Systems BJ Jetter Fall 2
FST 3084 - Community Risk Reduction Mark Fyffe Fall 2
FST 3087 - Fire Dynamics Jonathan Westendorf Fall 2
FST 3088 - Fire Scene Reconstruction Nathan Bromen Spr 2
FST 4077 - Contemporary Issues in the Fire Service Randy Hanifen Sum 1
FST 4082 - Applications of Fire Research (14- week course) Nathan Bromen Spr

Fire & EMS Admin

Fire & EMS Admin Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 1093 - EMS Law- Legal, Political, & Reg Envior. of EMS Larry  Bennett / Mark Johnston Spr 2
FST 3043 / 6043 - Community Paramedicine Larry Bennett / Will Mueller Fall 1 (online) / Spr Break 2019 (Hybrid)
FST 4050 - Emerg. Med Response to Hazardous Materials & Cbrne BJ Jetter Sum 2

Occupational Safety

Occupational Safety Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 2049 - Hazardous Materials Mike Gabennesch Fall 2
FST 4072 - Occupational Safety Engineering & Techn Mike Gabennesch Spr 2
FST 4073 - Intro to Industrial Hygiene Mike Gabennesch Spr 2
FST 4076 - Principles of Ergonomics Mike Gabennesch Fall 2

Emergency Management

Emergency Management Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 3021 - Terrorism in USA Larry Bennett / Steve Kelly / Josh Gilliam Fall 2
FST 3047 - Intro Emerg. Mgt. & Public Info Jonathan Westendorf / Mike Washington Spr 2
FST 3052 - Evolution of Emergency Mgt Brian Carlson Fall 1
FST 3055 - UAV's & Other High Tech. for Emer. Responders Larry Bennett / Bryan Brown / BJ Jetter/ Kirk McKinzie Fall 2 (Hybrid)
FST 3071 - Safety in Emer. Mgt.  Disaster Response Brian Carlson Sum 2

Math

Math Courses
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 1077 - Problem Solving for Emer. Resp. Eric Reiners / Doug Wehmeyer Fall 2
FST 3071 - Data Analysis & Stat. for Fire & EMS Eric Reiners /  Doug Wehmeyer Spr 1

Independent Studies

Independent Study Course
Course Title Instructor Semester Offered
FST 4088 - Fire Science Portfolio (1 to 3 credits) Randy Hanifen As Needed

 Minors

Fire Administration

FST 3047; FST 3080; FST 3081; FST 3089; FST 4077; FST 4081

EMS Administration

FST 1093; FST 3043; FST 3047; FST 3054; FST 3080; FST 3089; FST 4050

Fire Investigation & Building Construction

FST 2009; FST 2069; FST 3019; FST 3083; FST 4083; FST 4084

Emergency Management

FST 2009; FST 3021; FST 3047; FST 3052; FST 3080; FST 4071

Contact

Headshot of Lawrence T Bennett

Lawrence T Bennett

Program Chair, CEAS - Fire Science

745 Baldwin Hall

513-470-2744

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Raena S. Hoskins

Program Coordinator, CEAS - Aerospace Eng & Eng Mechanics

745FA Baldwin Hall

513-556-6583