The Fire Science A.A.S. program prepares graduates to function as entry-level fire service personnel and emergency service providers and provides a pathway to professional advancement within the fire department for career personnel currently employed as fire fighters. The curriculum is a partnership between Prince George's Community College, the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MFRI). Students will complete 18 credits of required state/nationally-mandated Fire/EMS Department Career Recruit School courses, which are taught by MFRI at various locations within the state of Maryland and are restricted to employees and volunteers of the Fire/EMS Department. Credits for the MFRI courses will be transferred into the college based upon the recommendation of the American Council of Education (ACE) as published in the current edition of the National Guide to Educational Credit for Training Programs. Curriculum Learning Foundations Overall Requirements All students must read English at an acceptable level in order to begin college-level courses. The college assesses two levels of reading proficiency as shown below. Both must be satisfied in order to enroll in college-level classes. Meet a basic reading standard by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0051 or ESL-0105, or by exemption due to prior college coursework. DVR-0051 Developmental Reading DVR-P005 DVR-0051 Proficiency ESL-0105 English as a Second Language: Intermediate Reading Skills ESL-1050 English as a Second Language: Intermediate Reading Skills Meet college-level reading standards by placement exam score, by taking DVR-0061 DVR-0071 or ESL-0106, or by exemption as a result of prior college coursework. DVR-0061 College Reading and Study Skills DVR-P006 Reading Proficiency Satisfied DVR-0071 Accelerated College Reading andStudy Skills DVR-P007 Placement in Dvr-0071 DVE-0012 Foundations of Composition and Comprehension ESL-0106 English as a Second Language:Advanced Reading Skills ESL-1060 English as a Second Language:Advanced Reading Skills The college assesses English writing proficiency at three levels as a prerequisite to enrollment in EGL-1010, the first college-level writing course. Those three levels are outlined below. Meet the minimum English proficiency requirement by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0009 or ESL-0102 or by exemption as a result of prior coursework. DVE-0009 Fundamental Language Skills DVE-P009 DVE-0009 Proficiency ESL-0102 English as a Second Language: Intermediate II ESL-1020 English as a Second Language: Intermediate II Meet intermediate level English proficiency requirements by placement exam score, by completing DVE-0011 or ESL-0201, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework. DVE-0011 Developmental Composition DVE-P001 DVE-0011 proficiency ESL-0201 English as a Second Language: Composition ESL-2010 English as a Second Language: Composition Meet pre-college level English requirements by placement exam score, by completing EGL-0100 or ESL-0202, or by exemption as a result of prior coursework. EGL-1000 Introduction to Composition EGL-1001 Introduction to Composition EGL-0100 Introduction to Composition EGL-0110 Introduction to Composition(accelerated Learning Program) EGL-100P EGL-1000 Waiver ESL-0202 English as a Second Language:Advanced Composition ESL-2020 English as a Second Language:Advanced Composition All students must satisfy the college's requirement for a solid foundation in mathematics. Students can document this foundation either with satisfactory placement test scores, with an exemption posted as a result of courses taken elsewhere, or with satisfactory performance in one or more developmental mathematics courses. In addition, all students must complete either PAS-1010 or PAS-1030 along with their first developmental math course. Meet the most basic arithmetic requirement by completing DLS-0011 or a satisfactory score on the placement test. DLS-0011 Fundamental Arithmetic Skills DLS-P010 Test Placement in DVM-0030 DLS-P001 Waiver of DLS-0011 DVM-P009 Test Placement in DVM-0030 Meet prealgebra requirements by completing DVM-0031 or with a satisfactory placement test score. DVM-0031 Prealgebra DVM-P030 ACUPLELALG Place in DVM0070 Meet elementary algebra requirements by completing DVM-0071 or achieving a satisfactory placement score. DVM-0071 Introductory Algebra DVM-X070 Placement in MAT-1040 DVM-P007 DVM-0071 Completed Meet intermediate algebra requirements by completing MAT-0104 or by achieving a satisfactory placment test score. MAT-0104 Intermediate Algebra MAT-104P Waiver of MAT-1040 You must take PAS-1030 during the same semester you take DVM-0031. PAS-1010 Planning for Academic SuccessLearning PAS-103P PAS-1030 Waiver PAS-1030 Planning for Academic Success in Math PAS-1000 Requirement Complete PAS-1000 with a grade of "C" or better. PAS-1000 Planning for Academic Success:First Year Experience Seminar PAS-1010 Planning for Academic SuccessLearning English Requirement for Fire Science AAS Take EGL-1010 and EGL-1340. EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing EGL-1340 Composition II: Writing About Technical Topics General Education - Humanities Speech Complete SPH-1010, 1050, 1090 or 1110 SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication SPH-1110 Public Speaking SPH-0000 Speech Elective General Education - Mathematics Complete MAT-1120 or higher. MAT-1120 Finite Mathematics MAT-1130 Mathematics for Liberal Arts MAT-1140 Introduction to Statistics MAT-1160 Elements of Probability and Statistics MAT-1190 Probability MAT-1340 Trigonometry with Applications to Technology MAT-1370 Precalculus MAT-2160 Applied Calculus I MAT-2170 Applied Calculus II MAT-2210 Statistics MAT-2450 Linear Algebra MAT-2460 Differential Equations MAT-2410 Calculus I MAT-2420 Calculus II MAT-2430 Calculus III MAT-2500 Mathematics of Discrete Structures General Education - Science Complete one science course (3-4 credits) from BIO-1010,1020,1080,1100,1110,1130,1140,2050,2060; CHM-1010; GEO-1010; NTR-1010,1100; PHY-1010,1030,1570; PSC-1010,1050,1150,1200,1210. BIO-1020 General Plant Biology BIO-1080 Reproduction Biology BIO-1100 Forensic Biology BIO-1010 General Biology BIO-1110 Environmental Biology BIO-1130 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior BIO-1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology BIO-2050 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIO-2060 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIO-0000 Biology Elective CHM-1010 General Chemistry I CHM-0000 Chemistry Elective GEO-1010 Physical Geography GEO-0000 Geography Elective NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition NTR-1100 Introduction to Food Science NTR-0000 Nutrition Elective PHY-1010 Introductory Physics I PHY-1030 General Physics I PHY-1570 Technical Physics for Engineering PHY-0000 Physics Elective PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology PSC-1070 Oceanography PSC-1150 Fundamentals of Chemistry and Physics PSC-1200 Exploring Chemistry and Physics Concepts PSC-1210 Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts PSC-0000 Physical Science Elective BIO-1010H Honors General Biology BIO-2050H Honors Human Anatomy and Physiology I General Education - Social Sciences (A.A.S.) Complete 1 Social Science course from the following list: ANT-1010, 1030; ECN-1010, 1030, 2040; GEO-1000, 1010; HST-1310, 1320, 1370, 1410, 1430, 1510, 1530, 2160, 2230, 2470; POS-1000, 1010, 1020; PSY-1010, 2010, 2030, 2040, 2070, 2080, 2160, 2190; SOC-1010, 2010; WMS-1010. ANT-1010 Introductory Physical Anthropology ANT-1030 Introductory Cultural Anthropology ANT-0000 Anthropology Elective ECN-1010 Economic Development ECN-2040 Principles of Microeconomics ECN-0000 Economics Elective GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science GEO-1010 Physical Geography GEO-0000 Geography Elective HST-1310 Ancient and Medieval History HST-1320 Modern History HST-1370 The World in the 20th Century HST-1410 History of the United States I HST-1430 History of the United States II HST-1510 History of African Americans I HST-1530 History of African Americans II HST-2160 The Modern Middle East HST-2230 History of Latin America and the Caribbean HST-2470 African History HST-0000 History Elective POS-1000 Introduction to Politics POS-1010 American National Government POS-1020 State and Local Government POS-0000 Political Science Elective PSY-1010 General Psychology PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment PSY-2030 Child Psychology PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology PSY-2190 Social Psychology PSY-0000 Psychology Elective SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology SOC-2010 Social Problems SOC-0000 Sociology Elective WMS-1010 Introduction to Women's Studies General Education - Information Technology Take INT-1010 unless exempted through examination or other proof of proficiency. INT-1010H Honors Introduction to Information Technology INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology General Electives - 9 Credits Complete 5 credit hours of general electives. PED courses may not be used to fulfill this requirement. At least 3 credits must be from a 2000-level course. TAKE AT LEAST ONE 2000-LEVEL COURSE. TAKE ANOTHER 2 CREDITS OF ELECTIVES, EXCLUDING PED COURSES. Fire Science Concentration Take all the following FSC Courses: FSC-1010 Firefighter I FSC-1020 Emergency Medical Technician Basic FSC-1030 Hazardous Materials Operations FSC-1040 NIMS Incident Command System for Fire FSC-1300 Emergency Vehicle Operator FSC-2010 Firefighter II FSC-2020 Truck Company Fireground Operations FSC-2060 Firefighter Survival and Rescue FSC-2070 Engine Company Fireground Operations Take CJT-2530, FOS-2500, FOS-2530 and FOS-2930. You must also take either BMT-1010 or BMT-1900. FOS-2500 Forensic Science FOS-2530 Fire and Arson Investigation CJT-2530 Criminal Investigation BMT-1010 Introduction to Business BMT-1900 Introduction to Public Administration FSC-2930 Fire Science Internship 18 Credits At the 2000 Level You must take at least 18 credits of 2000-level courses in order to graduate in this program. Courses listed below count toward that requirement.