NVCC 2000-2001 Catalog
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Fire Science Investigation Specialization AN  

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for persons seeking employment or currently employed in the fire service, desiring to specialize in the areas of fire prevention and/or fire investigation. Course objectives include national standards for fire prevention and investigation officers, insurance investigation, and public education on fire safety.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   FIR111Hazardous Materials Response3
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals3
MTH120Introduction to Mathematics3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   FIR112Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials 3
   IST117Introduction to Microcomputer 
   Software 3
   ___General Elective 3
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ADJ211Criminal Law, Evidence, &
   Procedures I3
   FIR230Investigation Procedures3
   ___General Elective3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
___Social Science Elective3
   ADJ212Criminal Law, Evidence, & 
   Procedures II 3
   FIR220Building Construction 3
   FIR245Urban Fire and Risk Analysis 3
   FIR297Cooperative Education 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4

Total Credits/Semester1616

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Administration with a Specialization in Fire Science Investigation = 65.

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 Please consult your program head or faculty advisor before selecting your MTH course.

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 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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.

4 The Natural Science elective may be selected from CHM 101-102 or 111-112.

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