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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 24, 2016

Fire Technology (FT)


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 20-Dec 15
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 11206 
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TTh       02:00PM-03:20PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 19891 Textbook


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 20-Dec 15
T         10:00AM-01:05PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan 220 19892 
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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 20-Dec 15
MW        02:00PM-03:20PM LEC M.Teague             Off Campus McClellan 103 11207 
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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 20-Oct 12
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 10480 
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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 13-Dec 09
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 13219 
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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 20-Dec 15
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC K.Kwong              Off Campus McClellan 111 10481 
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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 20-Dec 15
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11324 
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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 20-Dec 15
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 10477 
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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 20-Dec 15
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan 103 13304 
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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: June 24, 2016

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