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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

90 Southside Virginia

90 Southside Virginia Community College ELECTRONICS ( John H. Daniel and Christanna Campuses) Award: Certificate Length: Forty-five credit program Purpose: This program is designed for entry and for advancement in electronics-related occupations. The curriculum provides the foundation for electronics courses needed for success in these occupations and builds on the knowledge and skills of residential or industrial electricians. Courses required for the certificate program will be offered primarily at night. Admission Requirements: In addition to the general requirements for admission to the College, entry into this program requires proficiency in math and in the reading and writing of English. Students not proficient in these areas will be required to enroll in appropriate prerequisite skills courses. Students who have some previous training in electricity/electronic troubleshooting or the use of electronic instruments may be granted advanced standing upon demonstration of proficiency. Students are required to take placement tests and should consult and work closely with their advisor in planning their program. Program Description: The electronics certificate program provides for a wide variety of training in the electronics field while giving the student options to tailor the curriculum to his or her own needs and/or interests. Southside Virginia Community College fully supports Tech Prep Linkages with high schools. College programs are designed to provide a seamless transition between high school Tech Prep and college technical and engineering programs. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 ETR 111 Electrical Mathematics 3 0 3 OR EEE Technical Elective (AIR, ELE, ETR) ELE 113 Electricity I 3 0 3 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 Total 13 0 13 SECOND SEMESTER ELE 114 Electricity II 3 0 3 ETR 141 Electronics I 3 0 3 ETR 279 Digital Principles, Terminology and Applications 3 3 4 ELE 159 Electric Motors 2 2 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 14 5 16 THIRD SEMESTER ETR 115 DC and AC Circuits 3 0 3 ETR 142 Electronic II 3 0 3 ETR 241 Electronic Communications I 3 3 4 ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 2 2 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 Total 14 5 16 Total credits ..................................................................................................................................................................45 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science electives.

Programs of Study 91 FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Certificate Length: Thirty-three hour program Purpose: The certificate program in Fire Science Technology is designed to provide a broad-based knowledge of current and future advances in the Fire Science Technology field. Emerging technology in the fire and emergency service field requires that personnel keep abreast of the latest changes in specialized equipment and technology. Program Goals: This program is designed for students desiring to advance in the fire protection service or related occupations. The program also provides knowledge of fire protection fundamentals that are useful in the development of volunteer fire and rescue personnel. Occupational Objectives: Firefighter, fire officer, fire protections specialist, fire/emergency instructor, fire or building inspector, fire investigator, rescue technician, emergency medical service, hazardous materials ser- vice, emergency manager, occupational safety and risk management, and related occupations. Admission Requirements: General college curricular admission Program Description: The certificate program is designed to provide full transferability to an AAS program where more in-depth knowledge in management is emphasized. Students who enter the Fire Science Technology program should interview with the program advisor prior to or during their first semester to appropriately plan their individual study in the Fire Science Technology program. Requirements: There are no physical requirements such as height, weight, eyesight, and physical dexterity to enter the program; however, the student should understand that there may be some requirements such as these to be eligible for employment in the fire/rescue service agencies. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 ENG 111 College Composition I 1 3 0 3 OR ENG 137 Communication Processes I FST 100 Principles of Emergency Services 3 0 3 ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 0 3 FST 110 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 0 3 FST 220 Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 0 3 HLT 100 First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2 2 0 2 Total 18 0 18