2012-2013 TMCC College Catalog
Humans and the Environment
Introduction to the relationship of man and his environment. Selected aspects of current thinking and research concerning the impact of
industrialization and urbanization on environmental quality, including population explosion; the potential decline of the affluent society by
the depletion of natural resources; the pollution of air, land surface and water; and the public agencies and policies designated to solve
environmental problems. Four lab experiences. This course meets UNR Science core curriculum requirements.
A course designed to introduce the student to basic survival techniques associated with a variety of environments, i.e., desert, mountain and
aquatic, with emphasis on the western United States. Problems of food and water acquisition, exposure and cover are studied. Field trips
Special Topics in Environment
0.50 - 6.00
Covers selected topics of interest to students in environmental science. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. This course may not transfer to
a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
Sampling, Analysis, Treatment and Disposal
Prerequisite: ENV 202 and CHEM 220 or permission of instructor.
A study of the sampling, analytical, treatment and disposal method used for hazardous and toxic substances, materials and waste materials.
Internship in Environmental Studies
1.00 - 8.00
A course designed wherein students will apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a
faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Department review of student's activities and development on the job required.
Special Topics in Environmental Science
0.50 - 3.00
Consideration of selected current problems and conceptual issues in environment. Issues selected will depend upon current interest of staff
and students. No prerequisite.
Prin of Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
General introduction to issues and topics related to natural resources, hydrology, conservation biology and environmental sciences.
Prerequisite: MATH 126.
This course introduces the student to the principles and applications of environmental science through the use of the biological and
physical sciences. This course will investigate and discuss local, regional and global issues associated with anthropogenic interactions with
biosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Conservation, Humans and Biodiversity
An examination of the impacts of cultures on biodiversity. Topics include the evolution of biodiversity, human populations, and associated
cultural and technological impacts on biodiversity.
FIRE SCIENCE TECH
Incident Command System
Upon completion the student will understand the function and role of the Incident Management System (IMS) in managing emergency
incidents. In addition the student will be able to describe the different functions and positions within ICS and apply this knowledge to
simulated incidents. This course may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System
of Higher Education (NSHE).
Physical Fitness and Nutrition for Fire Service
This course will assist the student in meeting the National Fire Protection Agency Standards related to firefight wellness. This includes, but
is not limited to, NFPA 500 (Fire Dept. Occupational Safety and Health Program), NFPA 1001 (Standard for Firefighter Professional
Qualifications) and NFPA 1582 (Standard on Medical Requirements for Fire Fighters). This course will also assist the student in preparing
for the physical ability portion of Fire Service Testing. The course includes lectures on fitness, nutrition, stress and disease prevention. The
course also includes aerobic and muscle development. Students will be required to complete a physical performed by a doctor meeting
NFPA standards. This course will be required for those students not taking the Firefighter II program in the Academy format. This course
may not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE).
TMCC College Catalog 2012-2013
* This course might not transfer to a baccalaureate degree of art or science within the universities in the Nevada System of Higher Education
(NSHE). If you plan to pursue a four-year degree, check with the institution where you intend to transfer to learn whether this course will count
toward the degree you intend to seek.