NVCC 2001-2002 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
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals3
   MTH166Precalculus with Trigonometry5
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
   ___General Elective 3
   IST117Introduction to Microcomputer 
   Software 3
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits1616

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ETR113D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I4
   FIR256Fire Suppression Systems & Equip.3
   FIR297Cooperative Education3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
___Social Science Elective3
   ETR114D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals II 4
   FIR205Fire Hydraulics and Distribution 
   Systems 3
   FIR220Building Construction 3
   FIR245Urban Fire and Risk Analysis 3
   FIR257Advanced Fire Protection 
   Systems & Equipment 4

Total Credits1717

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

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

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