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2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Safety - Fire Protection

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This course of study is designed primarily for students who have completed the fire department’s or the state of Tennessee Fire School’s training program taught by state certified instructors and who wish to continue their education at Walters State. Students must meet with the division dean of Public Safety prior to enrolling in this program.

This program is designed for the student who does not intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science

Emphasis: Public Safety

Concentration: Fire Protection

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2FIPT Non-Core Electives should be taken from the following list: FIPT 1030, FIPT 1050, FIPT 2060, FIPT 2090, FIPT 2110, FIPT 212-, FIPT 2200, FIPT 2330, CRMJ 1000, CRMJ 1030, CRMJ 2270 or INFS 1010.


• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See for additional information.

• Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)

Second Year

Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)

  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Humanities Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    FIPT Non-Core Elective (3 hrs.)2

    FIPT Non-Core Elective (3 hrs.)2

Spring Term (14 semester credit hours)

Program Degree Requirements - A.A.S. Public Safety - Fire Protection

General Education Requirements (19 hours)

Humanities and / or Fine Arts

       Approved Humanities General Education elective1 3 credits

Behavior/Social Sciences

Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education elective1 3 credits


        Approved Mathematics General Education elecitve1 3 credits

Total Credit Hours 60

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