AS Public Service
The Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program
allows students to successfully complete a
of study in one of several areas of public
service. Program graduates may transfer to a
year institution and/or directly enter the
1 of the following 2 Addnl Gen Ed courses is required:
- One (1) Humanities course selected from the list of Approved General Education Courses.
- Take courses to total 64 undergraduate credits above developmental level.
- Public Service Electives (21 credits): Students may choose electives from the extensive range of courses below (without being restricted to one category) based on personal interest and/or transfer needs. *If you select all six of the Fire Science electives marked with an asterisk, you will have completed all of the core FESHE, Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education, recognized Fire Science courses. ADDICTIONS COUNSELING: ALDC 101 Addictions Counseling I (3 cr), ALDC 102 Addictions Counseling II (3 cr); ALDC 103 Addictions Counseling III (6 cr) or ALDC 104 Addictions Counseling IV (6 cr). CHILD CARE: ARTS 174 Creative Arts for Children (3 cr), EDUC 175 Introduction to Teaching (3 cr), EDUC 176 Foundations of American Education (3 cr), EDUC 177 School and Community (3 cr), EDUC 241 Children's Literature (3 cr), EDUC 245 Language Arts in School Curriculum (3 cr) or PSYC 173 Child Psychology (3 cr). DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY ASSISTANT: EDUC 178 Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children (3 cr), EDUC 279 Curriculum Development in Early Childhood Education (3 cr), PSYC 174 Personality Theory (3 cr), PSYC 274 Social Psychology (3 cr) or PSYC 275 Educational Psychology (3 cr). FIRE SCIENCE: *FIRE 162 Principles of Emergency Services (3 cr), FIRE 163 Principles of Fire and Emergency Service Administration (3 cr), *FIRE 165 Building Construction for Fire Protection (3 cr), *FIRE 166 Fire Behavior and Combustion (3 cr), FIRE 168 Occupational Safety and Health for Emergency Services (3 cr), FIRE 169 Strategy and Tactics (3 cr), FIRE 255 Fire Inspection I (3 cr), FIRE 256 Fire Inspecton II (3 cr), FIRE 257 Administration for Fire Officials (3 cr), *FIRE 261 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3 cr), FIRE 263 Fire Investigation I (3 cr), FIRE 264 Fire Investigation II (3 cr), *FIRE 266 Fire Prevention (3 cr), or *FIRE 268 Fire Protection Systems (3 cr). HOMELAND SECURITY: HLSC 170 Introduction to Homeland Security (3 cr), HLSC 171 Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3 cr), HLSC 172 Domestic & International Terrorism (3 cr), HLSC 173 Introduction to Security (3 cr), HLSC 174 Introduction to the Intelligence Function (3 cr), HLSC 201 Organizational Integration & Management (3 cr), HLSC 201 Risk Management & Analysis (3 cr). HUMAN SERVICES: HSRV 100 Introduction to Developmental Disabilities (3 cr), HSRV 191 Human Services as a Social Institution (3 cr), HSRV 194 Interviewing and Commnunication Techniques (3 cr), HSRV 200 Gerontology: The Study of Aging (3 cr), HSRV 291 Principles of Social Work (3 cr), PSYC 274 Social Psychology (3 cr), SOCI 181 Introduction to Sociology (3 cr), SOCI 182 Death and Dying (3 cr) or SOCI 231 Social Problems (3 cr). INTERNSHIP (strongly recommended): INTR 290 (3 cr). MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATION: CVET 123 Surveying I (3 cr), ENGR 191 AutoCAD 2-D Graphics I (3 cr), ENGR 192 AutoCAD 2-D Graphics II (3 cr) or POLI 185 Principles of Public Administration (3 cr). PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION/GOVERNMENT: POLI 161 American Federal Government (3 cr), POLI 162 American State and Local Government (3 cr), POLI 183 Introduction to Political Science (
3 cr), POLI 185 Principles of Public Administration (3 cr), POLI 263 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr) or POLI 268 Women and American Politics (3 cr).