NVCC 2001-2002 Catalog
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Associate in Applied Science Degree AN  

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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: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to Eastern Kentucky University.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   FIR111Hazardous Materials Response3
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals3
MTH120Introduction to Mathematics3
___Social Science Elective3
ENG112College Composition II 3
   FIR105Fire Suppression Operations 3
   FIR112Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials 3
   IST117Intro. to Microcomputer Software 3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1916

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   FIR210Fire Service and the Law3
   FIR238Emergency Services Administration3
   ___General Elective3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
   FIR205Fire Hydraulics & Dist. Sys. 4
   FIR220Building Construction 3
   FIR237Emergency Service Supervision 3
   FIR245Urban Fire and Risk Analysis 3
   FIR297Cooperative Education 3

Total Credits/Semester1617

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Administration = 68.

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

2 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.

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

4 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, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 The Natural Science elective may be selected from CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 102, or PHY 201.

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