PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
Associate in Applied Science Degree AN

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: Although transfer is not the primary purpose of an A.A.S. program, NVCC has articulation agreements that facilitate the transfer of this and other career-oriented programs to selected senior institutions.  Students interested in transfer should contact a counselor or their faculty advisor early in their program.

First Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

   FST

100

Principles of Emergency Services

3

 

   FST

110

Fire Behavior and Combustion

3

 

   FST

115

Fire Prevention

3

 

MTH

151

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

   SDV

101

Orientation to Fire Science

1

 

 

ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

   FST

112

Hazardous Materials Chemistry

 

3

 

   FST

120

Occupational Safety & Health for the Fire Science

 

3

 

   ITE

115

Intro. to Computer Applications & Concepts

 

3

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

 

1

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

19

16

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   FST

210

Legal Aspects of Fire Service

3

 

   FST

240

Fire Administration

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

   SPD

110

Intro. to Speech Communication

3

 

 

   FST

205

Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

 

3

 

   FST

215

Fire Protection Systems

 

3

 

   FST

220

Building Construction for Fire Protection       

 

3

 

   FST

237

Emergency Service Supervision

 

3

 

   FST

245

Fire and Risk Analysis

 

3

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

16

16

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Technology = 67.

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 economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41. 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 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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