NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Fire Protection Technology Specialization AN

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Purpose: This curriculum is designed for persons seeking employment in the broad field of fire protection systems design. The occupational objectives include: design of automatic fire detection and suppression systems, fire prevention and insurance service, equipment sales, service and installation.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   ETR113D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals I4
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   MTH115Technical Math. I3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ETR114D.C. & A.C. Fundamentals II 4
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals 3
   MTH116Technical Math. II 3
RPK200Microcomp./Pub. Serv. Agencies 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ETR144Devices & Applications4
   FIR211Auto. Sprinkler System Design I3
   FIR215Fire Suppression/Detection Sys.3
___Science Elective4
___ Social Science Elective3
   ETR167Logic Circuits & Systems I 4
   FIR212Auto. Sprinkler Syst. Design II 3
   FIR221Building Construction & Codes 4
   ___General Elective 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits1717

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 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.

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

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

4 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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