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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014

Fire Technology (FT)


FT 110    Fire Apparatus    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 23-Dec 18
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan 103 11421 
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FT 170    Fire Investigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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; arrest, detention, and court procedures.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 11422 
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FT 190    Fire Tactics and Strategy    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: 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 23-Dec 18
M         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11423 
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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 23-Oct 15
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus Online ONLINE 10535 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 12
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus Online ONLINE 12900 Textbook


FT 302    Fire Protection Equipment and Systems    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 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 23-Dec 18
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Lee                Off Campus McClellan 111 10536 
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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    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 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 buildings, pre-planning fire operations and emergency operations at fires. Topics includes principles of fire and smoke growth, fire resistance construction, as well as wood, ordinary, steel, and concrete construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11572 
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FT 304    Fire Behavior and Combustion    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.
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, and how they are controlled. Topics include an in-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents, and fire control techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 10532 
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FT 305    Firefighter Safety and Survival    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 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. Emphasis is placed on 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. The course emphasizes best safety practices before, during, and after the emergency incident.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 220 12901 
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Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: November 24, 2014

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