Kaplan University is recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration as an official Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) institution. The Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science closely follows the FESHE model and is designed to provide students with foundational skills in firefighter safety, building codes, fire prevention, code inspection, and firefighting strategy and tactics. The degree serves fire service professionals seeking enhanced skills and a broad spectrum of knowledge in the field of fire science. Additionally, Kaplan University's College of Social and Behavioral Sciences has received programmatic accreditation from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for the Associate of Applied Science in Fire Science. The degree serves fire service professionals seeking enhanced skills and a broad spectrum of knowledge in the field of fire science. Each term students are assessed on their mastery of the course outcomes which measure the skills, knowledge, abilities and behaviors employers expect. A summary of these assessments can be found here.