NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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Fire Protection Technology Specialization AN  

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for persons seeking employment in the field of fire protection systems design, installation, and maintenance. The occupational objectives include design of automatic fire detection and suppression systems, fire prevention and insurance service, and equipment sales, service, and installation.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   ETR113D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I4
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   MTH115Technical Math. I3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ETR114D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals II 4
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals 3
   IST117Introduction to Microcomputer 
   Software 3
   MTH116Technical Math. II 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ETR144Devices & Applications4
   FIR256Fire Suppression Systems & Equip.3
   FIR257Advanced Fire Protection
   Systems & Equipment4
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
___Social Science Elective3
   ETR167Logic Circuits & Systems I 4
   FIR220Building Construction 3
   FIR297Cooperative Education 3
   ___General Elective 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits1816

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Administration with a Specialization in Fire Protection Technology = 66.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

1 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 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course. 2 The Natural Science elective may be selected from CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 102, or PHY 201.

3 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology). Fire science students are encouraged to choose from psychology or sociology.

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