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SVCC Catalog/Handbook 2017-2018

92 Southside Virginia

92 Southside Virginia Community College SECOND SEMESTER FST 112 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3 0 3 FST 115 Fire Prevention 3 0 3 FST 121 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival 3 0 3 CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3 0 3 OR FST 135 Fire Instructor I 3 FST 235 Strategy and Tactics 3 0 3 Total 15 0 15 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 33 Notes: • 1 ENG 111 is recommended for further development of writing skills, which is a critical skill in the fire and emergency services. ENG 137 can be substituted for the 3 credit English requirement. • 2 Two credits of health (HLT) or physical education (PED) are required for all students. Veterans will be awarded HLT/PED credit based on military service. A valid Virginia EMT certification will also be given credit to satisfy this requirement. • 3 FST 135 is an elective under the VCCS Fire Science Technology curriculum but it does not certify the student as a state Level I fire instructor. Instructor certification is obtained by taking the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP) course for Fire Instructor I under NFPA 1041. However, a student who has achieved VDFP Fire Instructor Level I and Level II can receive VCCS college credit for FST 135 – Fire Instructor I as explained in the VCCS/VDFP Crosswalk Conversion agreement.

Programs of Study 93 GENERAL EDUCATION (Christanna and John H. Daniel Campuses) Award: Certificate Length: Thirty-one credit hour program Purpose: This General Education Certificate is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university following their studies at Southside Virginia Community College. Students will receive a strong foundation in the core competency areas and gain an advantage in transferring to a four-year institution over others who have not completed a college program of study. Students are urged to become acquainted with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which transfer is contemplated and also to consult with a counselor at that institution. Admission Requirements: A high school diploma (or equivalent) and satisfactory scores on college placement tests (or equivalents) in English and mathematics are required. If students have deficiencies in English and/ or mathematics, developmental courses are available to prepare students for the curriculum. Course Title Hours Lab FIRST SEMESTER SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 0 1 ENG 111 College Composition I 3 0 3 ENG 137 Communication Processes 1 MTH College Mathematics I 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 HLT/PED EEE Health or Physical Education 1 0 1 EEE Science with Lab I 3 3 4 14 3 15 SECOND SEMESTER HUM EEE Humanities Elective 1 3 0 3 ENG 112 College Composition II 3 0 3 OR ENG 138 Communication Processes II OR CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 SOC EEE Social Science Elective 1 3 0 3 EEE Science with Lab II 3 3 4 15 3 16 Total credits .................................................................................................................................................................. 31 1 Please see page 43 for a list of acceptable social science and humanities/fine arts electives.