NVCC 2003-2004 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
MTH151Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I3
___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
___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, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from list on page 38.

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

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