Fall 2010 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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: Eight Week - Second, Oct 16-Dec 10
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Beckstrom          Off Campus McClellan     13800 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC P.Beckstrom          Off Campus McClellan     14726 Textbook


FT 130    Fire Company Organization and Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300 or FIRE 1090.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides a review of fire department organization, planning, organizing and supervising to meet the needs of the fire department, with emphasis on the company officer's role.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     14732 
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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 21-Dec 16
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan     14728 
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FT 180    Rescue Practices    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300 or FIRE 1090.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on rescue problems and techniques, emergency rescue equipment; toxic gases, chemicals, diseases, and radiation hazards. Also included are the care of victims including emergency childbirth, respiration and resuscitation, extrication and other emergency conditions.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Aug 21-Oct 15
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan     13030 
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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 21-Dec 16
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     14730 
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FT 200    Emergency Medical Technician I    5 Units

Same As: PMED 100
Prerequisite: HEED 323 with a grade of "C" or better
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with a current EMT - Basic certificate.
Hours: 72 hours LEC ; 72 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to provide instruction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. Topics include skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. This course is conducted in compliance with Title 22, Division 9, Chapter 2 of the California Code of Regulations and Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (EMT-I). A "C" or better is required for certification as Emergency Medical Technician - Basic. Field trips are required. This course may be taken four times for credit.

Schedule: Other Term, Aug 03-Oct 02
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 31720 
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TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
For enrollment information please visit the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority, Sacramento website at www.fireandrescuetraining.ca.gov/


FT 300    Fire Protection Organization    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an introduction to fire protection, 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, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, and introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Romer              Off Campus McClellan     11464 
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FT 302    Fire Protection Equipment and Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: FIRE 1090 or FT 300.
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, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, standpipe systems, and portable fire extinguishers.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan     11466 
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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: FIRE 1090 or FT 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is the study of 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 when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations and emergency operations at fires. Topics include wood, ordinary, steel, and concrete construction, principles of fire and smoke growth, and fire resistance construction.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 21-Dec 16
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan     15300 
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FT 304    Fire Behavior and Combustion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: FIRE 1090 or FT 300.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and 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 21-Dec 16
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan     11450 
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Fall 2010 Class Schedule

Updated: November 19, 2010