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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 24, 2017

Fire Technology (FT)


FT 110    Fire Apparatus    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FIRE 1500 or FT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers various aspects of fire apparatus. Topics include design, typing, specifications, construction, performance capabilities, and maintenance. Also included are warning devices and the utilization of apparatus in fire service emergencies.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan 022 19577 
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FT 170    Fire Investigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FIRE 1500 or FT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the general practices involved in fire investigation. Topics include determining the cause of fires (accidental, suspicious, and incendiary); types of fires; related laws; introduction to incendiary fires; motives for starting fires; recognizing and preserving evidence; interviewing witnesses and suspects; and arrest, detention, and court procedures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        09:30AM-10:50AM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 19578 
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FT 180    Rescue Practices    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FIRE 1090 or FT 300; ENGWR 51 and ENGRD 15; or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the identification and management of rescue situations, such as proper utilization and awareness of equipment, tools, and techniques to handle various rescue situations. Topics include vehicle extrication, water rescue, vertical rescue, building collapse, radiation hazards, hazardous materials rescue, fire situations including rapid intervention awareness, and other emergency situations.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        11:00AM-02:05PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan 103 13304 
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FT 190    Fire Tactics and Strategy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FIRE 1500 or FT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course of instruction is a basic requirement of all fire suppression personnel. Topics include the principles of fire control, utilization of staffing, equipment and placement, extinguishing agents, and fire control methods on the fireground.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       08:00AM-09:20AM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 19579 
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FT 192    Wildland Fire Control    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FIRE 1500 or FT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers all aspects of wildland fire fighting and introduces advances in technology for wildland fire suppression. Topics include fire behavior, weather conditions, topography factors, safety, prevention, extinguishing methods, initial attack, Incident Command System (ICS), communications, aircraft assistances, hand crews, and bulldozer operation.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan 022 19580 
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FT 300    Fire Protection Organization    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGRD 116 (Proficient Reading) and ENGWR 102 (Proficient Writing) with a grade of "C" or better, OR ESLR 320 and ESLW 320 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to fire protection, its career opportunities, and related fire service fields. Topics include philosophy and history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, as well as laws and regulations affecting the fire service. Additionally, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, and introduction to fire strategy and tactics, are covered.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 19-Oct 11
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 10461 
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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


FT 301    Fire Prevention Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention. Topics include organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire and building codes, fire investigation, identification and correction of fire hazards, plan review, report and record keeping, and duties and responsibilities of a fire prevention officer.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 12-Dec 08
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 12810 
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Mandatory Online Orientation
For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


FT 302    Fire Protection Equipment and Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides information relating to sprinkler design and the operation of fire detection and alarm systems. Topics include fire cause and effect, heat and smoke control systems, sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, standpipe systems, and portable fire extinguishers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Kwong              Off Campus McClellan 103 10462 
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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the components of building construction that relate to fire safety. Specific focus is on elements of construction and the design of structures that are shown to be key factors regarding inspecting of buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and emergency operations at fires. Topics include principles of fire and smoke growth, fire resistance construction, as well as wood, ordinary, steel, and concrete construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TTh       09:30AM-10:50AM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11243 
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FT 305    Firefighter Safety and Survival    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral changes throughout the emergency services profession. It emphasizes occupational health and safety of firefighters as well as their personal and organizational accountability. Topics include safety, risk management, medical and fitness standards, industry standards relating to vehicle operation and road scene safety, as well as firefighter fatality case studies and analysis. This course emphasizes best safety practices before, during, and after the emergency incident.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
M         01:00PM-04:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 220 12873 
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Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 24, 2017

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