Fire Science Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Doña Ana Community College

2020-21 Catalog

(60 credits)

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required FIRE and FIRE related-elective courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Select one course from four of the following six content areas for a total of 12-14 credits 1, 212-14
This degree requires courses from Areas I, III, IV and V; students do not need to take additional courses to complete the General Education requirements.
Area I: Communications
Composition I 34
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors) 34
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences
American National Government 33
Introduction to Political Science
Area V: Humanities
United States History I 33
United States History II
General Education Elective
COMM 1130GPublic Speaking 33
or COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication
Core Requirements
Select 3 credits in Mathematics - Area II of the New Mexico General Education Requirements. 23
Select 3 credits from the following:3
Introduction to Psychology 33
Introduction to Sociology 33
Contemporary Social Problems
Major Requirements
Technical Requirements
FIRE 112Principles of Emergency Services3
FIRE 114Fire Behavior and Combustion3
FIRE 120Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply3
FIRE 126Fire Prevention3
FIRE 130Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival3
FIRE 203Fire and Emergency Services Administration3
FIRE 210Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 223Fire Investigations I3
FIRE 224Strategy and Tactics3
FIRE 225Fire Protection Systems3
FIRE/LAWE 233Practical Approach to Terrorism3
FIRE-related Electives
Select 4 credits from the following:4
Emergency Medical Technician Basic6
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Lab2
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Field/Clinical1
Firefighter I8
Firefighter II8
Fire Fighter I and II12
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations3
Apparatus and Equipment2
Fire Service Instructor3
Vehicle Extrication2
Total Credits60

(60 credits)

A Suggested Plan of Study

The contents of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. This is only a suggested plan of study for students, and is not intended as a contract.  Individual student academic plans may vary. Please contact your academic advisor to create a plan that works for you. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

NOTE: Students must earn a final grade of C- or better in all required FIRE and FIRE related-elective courses and achieve a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0. A grade of C- or better is required in ENGL 1110G Composition I and designated Mathematics courses.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
FALL  
Area I: Communications - English Composition Level 1 4
Composition I  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
Introduction to Political Science
or American National Government
 
FIRE 112 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FIRE 114 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3
 Credits13
Semester 2
SPRING  
Area II: Mathematics - any Area II course listed in the NM General Education Requirements of the NMSU/DACC Catalog. 3
FIRE 120 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply 3
FIRE 126 Fire Prevention 3
FIRE 130 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3
 Credits12
Semester 3
SUMMER  
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Choose one from the following: 3
Introduction to Psychology  
Introduction to Sociology  
Contemporary Social Problems  
General Education Elective - Area I: Communications - Oral Communications 3
Introduction to Communication
or Public Speaking
 
 Credits6
Semester 4
FALL  
Area III: Laboratory Sciences 4
Introduction to Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory (non majors)  
Area V: Humanities 3
United States History I
or United States History II
 
FIRE 203 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3
FIRE 210 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3
FIRE 223 Fire Investigations I 3
 Credits16
Semester 5
SPRING  
FIRE 224 Strategy and Tactics 3
FIRE 225 Fire Protection Systems 3
FIRE 233
Practical Approach to Terrorism
or Practical Approach to Terrorism
3
Fire-Related Elective(s) - Choose from the following: 4
Firefighter I  
Fire Fighter I and II  
Firefighter II  
Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations  
Apparatus and Equipment  
Fire Service Instructor  
Vehicle Extrication  
Emergency Medical Technician Basic
and Emergency Medical Technician Basic Lab
 
Emergency Medical Technician Basic Field/Clinical  
 Credits13
 Total Credits60