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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Safety, Fire Suppression Track, AAS


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Total Credits: 60

Major Number: 5506
CIP Code: 43.9999

Program Description

This degree is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach for individuals already working in the field and those interested in pursuing career opportunities in public safety, which includes emergency medical services (EMS), firefighting, emergency management, dispatching/communications, leadership/management, and public safety education. The student will interact with others in their discipline as well as those with similar missions to understand how these components function as a whole in an “all-hazards” approach to public safety.

Program Prerequisites

Assessment score placement in RDNG 0950  or above, or completion of RDNG 0900  with a grade of C or higher.

Special Instructions

None

Program Requirements


Total Credits: 9


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


Select 15 credits

Total Credits: 15


Career/Occupational Elective Requirements


FRTA 1091  and FRTA 1092  require fire gear to use in training. You must have full NFPA compliant turnout, NFPA compliant SCBA, SCBA Fit Test and current respirator medical evaluation. Local Fire Chiefs may have the authority to supplement compliant turnout. If you are not affiliated with a fire department and need turnout gear, please contact John Ehret @ john.ehret@century.edu for gear leasing options and information regarding cost.

Select 9 credits


Total Credits: 16


MnTC/General Education Requirements


Goal 1: Communication


Goal 2: Critical Thinking


Fulfilled when all MnTC goals for this degree are complete.

Goal 3 and/or 4: Natural Sciences/Math/Logical Reasoning


Minimum of 3 credits; one course from either Goal 3 and/or Goal 4.
NOTE: Goal 3 courses do not have to be lab courses. Goal 4 courses must be numbered between MATH 1025  and MATH 1082 , or PHIL 1041  

Total Credits: 3

Goal 5: History/Social/Behavioral Sciences


Total Credits: 7

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts


Total Credits: 3

Goals 7-10: Theme Goals


Three credits in one Goal area selected from Goals 7, 8, 9 or 10 are required. Many courses from Goals 1-6 also meet Goals 7-10. One course may fulfill a maximum of two Goals. Credits count only once.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 8: Global Perspectives

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Total Credits: 20


MnTC Elective Requirements


None

Additional Elective Requirements


None

Additional Requirements


None

Program Information


General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy 3.17.0.1

Program Note

FRTA 1091 , FRTA 1092  and FRTA 1095  are recommended to be taken in one semester – either Fall or Spring.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer.
This program is intended primarily for employment preparation rather than transfer to a four-year institution. Some courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Analyze lifelong ethical and professional responsibilities of public safety personnel.
  • Demonstrate effective decision making, critical thinking, and communication skills in written and verbal form.
  • Examine the interactions between public safety agencies.
  • Understand hiring practices, training evolutions, subcultures, attitudes and orientation of public safety agencies.

Program Contact Information

Neil Bauer 651.779.3494 Room 3563 East
Mary Vukelich 651.779.3981 Room 1229 East

Sample Plan


Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Total Credits: 17


Semester 2


Total Credits: 16


Semester 3


  • Career/Occupational Elective Requirement (PSAF 1032  - recommended) Credits: 3
  • Career/Occupational Elective Requirement (PSAF 1035  - recommended) Credits: 3
  • Career/Occupational Elective Requirement Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Semester 4


Total Credits: 13


Note


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.