Fire Investigations - Associate of Applied Science

Leveling Courses (21 credits)

Students without a degree in Fire Science Technology will also need to complete the courses in this section. They may be taken while enrolled in the Fire Investigations program.

Leveling Courses
FIRE 114Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIRE 126Fire Prevention3
FIRE 210Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 223Fire Investigations I3
FIRE 225Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE 233Practical Approach to Terrorism3
OEEM 115First Responder Prehospital Professional3
Total Credits21

Associate Degree (67 credits)

Core Requirements
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication 13
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
CHEM 110GPrinciples and Applications of Chemistry 14
PSY 201GIntroduction to Psychology 13
SOC 101GIntroductory Sociology 13
Select any course listed in Area II of the New Mexico General Education Common Core.3
Related Requirements
C S 110Computer Literacy 13
Technical Requirements 2
C J 101GIntroduction to Criminal Justice 13
C J 205Criminal Law 13
C J 210The American Law Enforcement System 13
C J 221Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation 13
C J 250Courts and the Criminal Justice System 13
LAWE 201Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency3
LAWE 202Police Patrol Procedures3
LAWE 205Practical Field Investigations4
LAWE 207Legal Aspects of Law Enforcement3
FIRE 226Fire Investigations II3
Electives chosen in consultation with advisor. (Leveling course can be used to fulfill this requirement.)10
Total Credits67

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


Some of the following courses may have prerequisites found in the "Leveling Courses" section.