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An Online Undergraduate Certificate in Fire Science That Can Jump Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your 100% Online Certificate in Fire Science

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.

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A University Built For You

Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Undergraduate classes average 18 students.

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There is no cost to apply.

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Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

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Textbooks & Ebooks

We provide no-cost textbooks and ebooks for all undergraduates.

$285
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for associate degrees, bachelor’s degrees, and undergraduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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