The Associate of Science in Explosive Ordnance Disposal examines the historical development, science, methods, and practices of explosive ordnance detection and disposal, as well as emergency responses to terrorist acts and national security. This online associate degree program offers ideal preparation for a career as an explosive ordnance disposal technician or first responder in the military, law enforcement agencies, and government contractors.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Describe specific dates in relation to discovery, invention, and use of various explosives.
- Discuss the history and background of electricity and electronics as typically found in hazardous devices.
- List important scientists and inventors who played essential roles in explosives development.
- Explain the safety precautions to observe when conducting operations which involve hazardous devices that incorporate energy bombs and electromagnetic pulse devices.
- Restate the principles and theories of fundamental concepts of electricity, physics, and chemistry as they apply to explosive devices.
- Interpret circuit components most commonly used in hazardous devices.
- Recognize hazardous device electronic diagrams.
- Summarize the operations and methods used during ordnance and emergency responses.
- Describe the safety precautions used when handling explosives.