NVCC 2004-2005 Catalog


     

PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     

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FIRE SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

Fire Protection Technology Specialization AN

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   FIR

100

Introduction to Fire Science

3

 

   FIR

116

Fire Prevention Fundamentals

3

 

   MTH

166

Precalculus with Trigonometry

5

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Basic Computer Literacy

 

 

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits

16

16

 

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ETR

113

D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I

4

 

   FIR

256

Fire Suppression Systems & Equip.

3

 

   FIR

297

Cooperative Education

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   ETR

114

D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals II

 

4

 

   FIR

205

Fire Hydraulics and Distribution

 

 

 

   

 

Systems

 

3

 

   FIR

220

Building Construction

 

3

 

   FIR

245

Urban Fire and Risk Analysis

 

3

 

   FIR

257

Advanced Fire Protection

 

 

 

   

 

Systems & Equipment

 

4

 


 

 

Total Credits

17

17

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

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

2Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from list on page 38.

3The 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, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 102, or PHY 201.

 

       
 
       

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