Associate of Science Fire Science
associate of science fire science
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Recognized as the leader in online fire education, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s A.S. in fire science is one of the most reputable fire professional development programs in the nation. THE AU’s fire science program incorporates a comprehensive, relevant curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection that provides graduates with the knowledge needed to become a firefighter. The program also provides current firefighters with the education needed to broaden their career paths. This degree program is recognized through Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), a network of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

Recognized as the leader in online fire education, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s A.S. in fire science is one of the most reputable fire professional development programs in the nation. THE AU’s fire science program incorporates a comprehensive, relevant curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection that provides graduates with the knowledge needed to become a firefighter. The program also provides current firefighters with the education needed to broaden their career paths. This degree program is recognized through Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE), a network of the U.S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

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Designed to prepare students to become proficient medical billers and coders by providing the latest information related to medical coding, medical chart auditing, and insurance reimbursement.

Upon completion of the program, students should be able to do the following:

  • Correlate knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and basic pharmacology to perform medical coding and insurance reimbursement tasks.
  • Accurately code diagnoses and medical procedures using ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, and PCT standards and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy skills in managing health information, paper, and electronic medical claims.
  • Apply medicolegal principles when working with protected health information and legal and ethical standards as they relate to the medical profession.
 

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Curriculum

The Associate of Science in Fire Science degree program builds a foundation of the essential skills needed to work in the fire industry. By incorporating a comprehensive curriculum of fire prevention and fire protection, the program of study takes a multi-professional approach to policy integration and academic preparation in specialized fire service equipment and apparatus applications. This degree meets the educational needs of both those who desire to become firefighters and those currently employed in the field who are looking to advance their knowledge base. This program of study is recognized by the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) through the U. S. Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy (NFA).

Major Requirements| Total Required Semester Hours: 18

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GENERAL EDUCATION | Total Required Semester Hours: 21

English Composition
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Description

Introduces the basic concepts and requirements of college-level writing. This course provides students with the opportunity to implement effective communication skills via the written word.

Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proper use of Standard Written English and the conventions of APA documentation style.
  2. Employ the concepts of audience and perspective when approaching others in the writing situation.
  3. Construct different genres of writing.
  4. Effectively incorporate relevant academic sources containing both qualitative and quantitative data.
  5. Demonstrate critical reading skills that translate to improvement in writing practices, such as the crafting of effective sentences and paragraphs.
  6. Utilize pre-writing and planning strategies for the writing process.
  7. Assert argumentative thesis statements that are supported by structured essays that have an introduction, body, and conclusion.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Integrated Learning Resource

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* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

 

 
Humanities and Fine Arts
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Mathematics
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Natural Science
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BIO 1100 – Non-Majors Biology

Description

Explores the principles of biology, including the scientific method, cell theory, cellular process, theories of heredity, evolutionary theory, ecology, human physiology, and a survey of the diversity of organisms.

Outcomes

 

  1. Define the basic concepts of biological sciences.

  2. Apply the scientific method.

  3. Explain nutrition in terms of micronutrients and macronutrients.

  4. Explain Mendel’s approach to studying genetics.

  5. Interpret Darwin’s theory of evolution to include natural selection and common descent.

  6. Describe human anatomical systems to include their disease states.

  7. Discuss relationships between living organisms and nonliving factors in ecosystems.

  8. Interpret biological data.

 

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Biology: Science for life with physiology (Rev: 6th ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2019)

Author: Belk, C., & Maier, V. B.

ISBN: 9780134555430

Price: $126.16


* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Description

Introduces basic ecological concepts and their relevance to human impacts on natural systems. Students explore ecosystem structure and function, population ecology, and current environmental issues related to sustainability and the use of natural resources.

Outcomes

  1. Explain the importance of ecological concepts in everyday life.

  2. Describe the various factors that affect population growth regulation.

  3. Identify the various ways in which organisms interact with their environment.

  4. Summarize the importance of biodiversity within the environment.

  5. Detail the global exchange of nutrients through biogeochemical cycles.

  6. Describe the various factors that affect the evolution of ecological systems.

  7. Identify ways in which ecology can be used to solve environmental issues.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Integrated Learning Resource

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Social and Behavioral Science
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Description

Examines government and politics in America by focusing on the origins, entities, processes, and functions of our political system and the influential role of interest groups and the media.

Outcomes

  1. Summarize the origins of American political thought.

  2. Identify the distinctive attributes of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

  3. Describe the three branches of government.

  4. Explain how the U.S. government functions at the federal, state, and local levels.

  5. Identify the role of political parties in the United States political system.

  6. Discuss how policies affect change.

  7. Identify the impact of media on public opinion and politics.

Prerequisites

None

Textbook(s)

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* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

 

 

Electives | Total Required Semester Hours: 21

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Description

A study of trade and international economics. Considers comparative advantage, production factors, and how growth is influenced by trade and various alternative trade theories. Analysis of trade restrictions and the effect of trade on environment and political policies.

Objectives

  1. Distinguish between international and domestic economic issues.
  2. Explain why seven themes recur in international economics and discuss their significance.
  3. Explain how the Ricardian model, the most basic model of international trade, works and how it illustrates the principle of comparative advantage.
  4. Explain how differences in resources can cause international trade.
  5. Discuss why trade often creates losers as well as winners.
  6. Explain the effects of tariffs and subsidies on trade patterns and the welfare of trading nations and on the distribution of income within countries.
  7. Detail the “dumping” arguments used by domestic industries as a basis for protectionism and explain the relationship between dumping and price discrimination.
  8. Discuss the role of external economies and knowledge spillovers in shaping comparative advantage and international trade patterns.
  9. Discuss the causes, as well as the winners and losers, from migration and labor mobility between nations.
  10. Articulate arguments for free trade that go beyond the conventional gains from trade.
  11. Evaluate national welfare arguments against free trade.
  12. Summarize the basic ideas behind “economic dualism” and its relationship to international trade
  13. Discuss the recent economic history of the East Asian countries, such as Taiwan and South Korea, and detail the relationship between their rapid economic growth and participation in international trade.
  14. Summarize the more sophisticated arguments for interventionist trade policy, especially those related to externalities and economies of scale.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

International economics: Theory and policy (Rev: 9th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2013)
Author: Krugman, P., Obstfeld, M., & Melitz, M.
ISBN: 978-0-13-214665-4
Price: $172.58

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of economics in the international context of foreign exchange and currency markets and their impact on international economics. The interrelationship of exchange rates and economics factors are also discussed.

Objectives

  1. Examine the concept of the current account balance.
  2. Employ the current account balance to extend national income accounting to open economies.
  3. Apply national income accounting to the interaction of saving, investment, and net exports.
  4. Evaluate and discuss the national money markets in which interest rates are determined.
  5. Compare how monetary policy and interest rates feed into the foreign exchange market.
  6. Discuss the concept of the real exchange rate.
  7. Analyze the factors that affect real exchange rates and relative currency prices in the long run.
  8. Explain the role of the real exchange rate in determining the aggregate demand for a country’s output.
  9. Demonstrate causes and effects of balance of payments crises.
  10. Evaluate how alternative multilateral systems for pegging exchange rates work.
  11. Explain how the goals of internal and external balance motivate economic policy makers in open economies.
  12. Summarize how the monetary and fiscal policies of a large country such as the United States are transmitted abroad.
  13. Analyze the economic function of international portfolio diversification.
  14. Explain factors leading to the explosive recent growth of international financial markets.
  15. Analyze problems in the regulation and supervision of international banks and nonbank financial institutions.

PreRequisites

  1. MBA 6081

Textbook(s)

International financial management (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2012)
Author: Bekaert, G., & Hodrick, R.
ISBN: 978-0-13-216276-0
Price: $182.85

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]