NVCC 1998-1999 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.

Transfer Information: NVCC has a formal articulation agreement for transfer to Eastern Kentucky University.

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. Svcs. Agencies 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   FIR210Fire Service and the Law3
   FIR205Fire Hydraulics & Dist. Sys.4
___Science Elective3-4
___Social Science Elective3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication3
   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 = 65-66.

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, 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 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.

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