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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

Associate of Applied Science Degree AN, ELI

Purpose: The overall goal of the program is to prepare individuals for entry or advancement in the fire service or a related field by providing them with knowledge of the fire protection profession and giving them the general education necessary to function and advance in one of these professions.

Transfer Information: Transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, but NOVA has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions. Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
3_ _    Social Science Elective 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
FST 100 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FST 110 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
2PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
SDV 101 Orientation to Fire Science 1
Total   17
2nd Semester
3_ _    Social Science Elective 3
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
FST 112 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3
FST 115 Fire Prevention 3
FST 120 Occupational Safety & Health for the Fire Science 3
ITE 115 Intro to Computer Applications & Concepts 3
Total   18
3rd Semester
5_ _    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
5_ _    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
CST 110 Intro to Communication 3
FST 210 Legal Aspects of Fire Service 3
FST 240 Fire Administration 3
Total   16
4th Semester
FST 205 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply 3
FST 215 Fire Protection Systems 3
FST 220 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FST 235 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics 3
FST 245 Fire and Risk Analysis 3
2PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   16
Total credits for the Fire Science Technology A.A.S. =67

1 Students may substitute a higher-level math. Consult a faculty advisor to make the appropriate selection.

2 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives. Fire Science students are encouraged to choose from psychology or sociology.

4 ENG 115 or ENG 116 may be substituted for ENG 112.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives.

6 The Natural Science elective may be selected from BIO 101 or BIO 141 or CHM 101 or CHM 111 or CHM 121 or NAS 101 or NAS 161 or PHY 101 or PHY 102 or PHY 201.