NVCC 2005-2006 Catalog


     

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FIRE SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION
Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

Fire Science Investigation Specialization AN

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   FIR

100

Introduction to Fire Science

3

 

   FIR

111

Hazardous Materials Response

3

 

   FIR

116

Fire Prevention Fundamentals

3

 

MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   FIR

112

Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts

 

3

 

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General Elective

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

17

16

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ADJ

211

Criminal Law, Evidence, &Procedures I

3

 

   FIR

230

Investigation Procedures

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

   ADJ

212

Criminal Law, Evidence, &Procedures II

 

3

 

   FIR

220

Building Construction

 

3

 

   FIR

245

Urban Fire and Risk Analysis

 

3

 

   FIR

297

Cooperative Education

 

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

16

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

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

5 The Natural Science elective may be selected from BIO 101 or BIO 141 or CHM 101 or CHM 111 or CHM 121 or NAS 101 or NAS 161 or PHY 101 or PHY 102 or PHY 201.

 

       
 
       

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