NVCC 1998-1999 Catalog
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Fire Science Investigation Specialization AN  

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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 Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
   FIR100Introduction to Fire Science3
   FIR111Hazardous Materials I3
   FIR125Fire Service Administration3
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   FIR112Hazardous Materials II 3
   FIR116Fire Prevention Fundamentals 3
MTHElective 3
RPK200Microcomp./Pub. Svcs. Agencies 3
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1716

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ADJ211Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. I3
   FIR230Investigation Procedures3
   ___General Elective3
___Science Elective4
___Social Science Elective3
   ADJ212Criminal Law, Evid. & Proc. II 3
   FIR221Building Construction & Codes 4
   FIR245Urban Fire and Risk Analysis 3
___Science Elective 4
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1617

Total credits for the A.A.S. Degree in Fire Science Administration with a Specialization in Fire Science Investigation = 66.

1 Please consult your program head or faculty advisor before selecting your MTH electives.

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 IST 100, IST 117, RPK 200, or any higher level computer class to satisfy the requirements for computer literacy.

4 Science requirements may be selected from: CHM 101-102 or 111-112.

5 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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