Fire Science

Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Fire Protection

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Give Yourself a Competitive Edge in the Industry

EKU’s online industrial fire protection certificate provides students with the skill sets needed to protect life and property. EKU combines the latest technology and expert instruction to offer students a competitive edge in the job market.

Program At-A-Glance

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24 Credit Hours

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Cost per hour

$417

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Benefits of EKU Online

Focused on leadership building and rooted in the latest science and technology, EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as fire safety and prevention, fire behavior and combustion, and occupational health and safety.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • Free text books and course materials for undergraduate students
  • IFSAC-accredited programs
  • Nationally renowned instructors comprised of former fire chiefs, fire marshals, engineers and investigators, prominent for their professional achievements and success in the field
  • Courses begin 6 times per year
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty service members
  • No campus visits required
  • Personal advisors stay with you from application to graduation
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Dynamic, supportive learning environment
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

This certificate requires a grade of “C” or better in 24 hours of required courses and 6 hours of specialized practicum. 

Modern Fire Professionals Don’t Just Fight Fires

Fire protection engineers have some of the highest starting salaries among all college graduates. The fire field has evolved dramatically to offer diverse and challenging career opportunities.

Job Opportunities Include:

  • Fire protection and prevention systems designer
  • Building inspector
  • Fire safety director
  • Insurance company consultant
  • Industrial safety specialist
  • Fire protection and safety engineer
  • Fire protection technician and related occupations
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Curriculum

EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through topics such as fire behavior, prevention, response and investigation.

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Degree Requirements

A total of 24 credits are required to graduate. Complete certificate requirement information about the industrial fire protection certificate is available in the University undergraduate catalog.

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

 FSE 101 – Fire Prevention (3)
An introduction to fire and safety related codes; fire prevention methods; mechanical systems; and engineering solutions for hazards. An in-depth look at the Life Safety Code, the function and testing of fire related building components.

FSE 120 – Fire Behavior & Combustion (3)
Introduction to the chemistry and dynamics of fire; including basic terminology and concepts that are applied to the physical and chemical properties of the development and spread of fire in a structure; hazardous materials and the Computer Fire Analysis.

FSE 221 – Fire Protection Systems (3)
Introduction to fire detection, protection, control systems and extinguishment. Fixed and portable systems of the following types will be studied: automatic sprinklers, standpipes, dry chemical, foam, halogenated agents, fire alarm systems and diction.

FSE 305 – Hazardous Materials (3)
Study of hazardous material problems in transportation, storage, and use. Chemical properties relating to specific reactions, engineering controls, and control in an emergency situation. Emphasis on the role of pre‑emergency planning, combating, coordinating, and controlling a hazardous materials incident.

Enrollment

Jordan Tayce

Jordan Tayce

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Jordan Tayce for information about the EKU Online Fire Science Programs.

Contact Info:
859-622-7964
Jordan.Tayce@eku.edu

Application Deadlines

 

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

 

Additional Contact Information

Admissions: 859-622-2106
Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
Financial Aid Office: 859-622-2361
Military & Veterans Affairs Office: 859-622-2345
Student Account Services: 859-622-1232

Student Success

When I found out that EKU had an online degree program, I jumped on it. I truly feel this opportunity has helped me hone my career goals. I have learned to pursue exactly what I want and to set goals that challenge me to go higher than I previously thought possible.

David SampleEKU Online Fire Protection and Safety Engineering Technology Student
David Sample

EKU Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Program

Learn more about the EKU Fire & Safety Engineering Technology Program.

Online Military Students

EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.

Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”

– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online graduate student on deployment in Afghanistan

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  • “I can confidently say that — as someone who doesn’t even live in the United States — EKU’s online program has been extremely accommodating and flexible. I can discuss advising appointments over email, and I can have my textbooks shipped to my address overseas.” – Sydney Garner Lewis
  • “After the birth of our first child, I knew I needed to go back and finish what I started,” said McKenzie. “I was happy that I could pick up where I left off at EKU even though I lived in a different state.” – EKU Online student and mom
  • “I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.” – EKU Online Psychology student Jason Tate
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