NVCC 1997-1998 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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   FIR111Hazardous Materials I3
   FIR125Fire Service Administration3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
ENG112College Composition II 3
   FIR106Fire Suppression Meth. & Oper. 3
   FIR112Hazardous Materials II 3
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals 3
RPK200Microcomp./Pub. Serv. Agencies 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   FIR210Fire Service and the Law 3
   FIR205Fire Hydraulics & Dist. Sys. 4
___Science Elective 3-4
___Social Science Elective 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3
   FIR221Building Construction & Codes  4
   FIR237Emergency Service Supervision  3
   FIR245Urban Fire and Risk Analysis  3
   ___General Elective  3
___Social Science Elective  3

Total Credits/Semester16-1716

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Administration = 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 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

3 Fire science students may select ENG 115 or ENG 116 as an alternative to ENG 112 where technical writing may be of greater benefit.

4 Fire science students may select IST 100, IST 117, RPK 200, or any higher level computer class to satisfy the requirements for computer literacy.

5 Science elective may be selected from: CHM 101, CHM 111, PHY 101, PHY 102, or PHY 201.

6 Social science courses 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 for their social science electives.

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