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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fire Science Technology (427), Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Fire Science Technology is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the fire science technology field. The program has been structured for students desiring to enter and/or advance in the fire protection service careers and volunteer agencies. While designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into or continued advancement in the workforce, the program is articulated with select four-year institutions to benefit those seeking baccalaureate-level study in the field.

Admission Requirements: There are no admission requirements beyond admission to the College for this program.

Employment Requirements: Employment in fire-rescue service and fire protection agencies may have specific physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight and/or physical dexterity and ability. Employment also typically requires acceptable criminal background check and drug screening. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with program head to discuss any potential concerns.

For additional information about this program, contact the Health Professions Division office at 757-258-6531 or email

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

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Semester Total Credits 16

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 18

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 18

Total Minimum Credits 67

1ITE 119  may be substituted for ITE 115 .
2Students transferring to a four-year institution should select MTH 151  , MTH 158  or MTH 240  (MTH 158  or MTH 163 ).
3Students should select from BIO 101 , CHM 101  or BIO 145 .

NOTE: For courses listed in footnotes, prerequisites are included in parentheses.

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