In the world of fire and emergency operations, conditions change quickly as does the knowledge needed to lead the response. American Public University offers the Undergraduate Certificate in Fire Science for professionals interested in fire service, public safety, and emergency management. This career-focused certificate provides students with a foundational understanding of the overall fire science discipline.
Students completing the certificate program also do so in preparation of earning a baccalaureate degree. Through this certificate program, students study fundamental principles, theory, and best practices associated with leading-edge fire science and management. This includes tactical fire operations, fire safety, firefighting leadership and management, and community fire issues.
American Public University's classes are conducted entirely online. It enables working professionals the flexibility to complete a career-relevant degree while maintaining their existing careers and changing schedules. Fire science professors are industry experts who combine relevant theory with real-world experience. Many are frontline leaders in firefighting, fire service management, urban search and rescue, emergency medical services, hazardous materials operations, incident command, emergency and disaster management, and hazard identification and risk reduction.