Fall 2012 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 20-Dec 14
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Beckstrom          Off Campus McClellan     11381 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan     11657 Textbook


FT 130    Fire Company Organization and Management    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 explores the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. The emphasis of this course is on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer. Topics include ethical conduct, challenges of supervision, organizational structure, communication, human resource management functions, and administrative functions.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 25-Dec 20
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     11660 
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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 25-Dec 20
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan     11658 
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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: Eight Week - First, Aug 25-Oct 19
TTh       06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan     11103 
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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 25-Dec 20
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     11659 
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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, Jul 31-Sep 29
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 20287 
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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/

Schedule: Other Term, Oct 16-Dec 29
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 20289 Textbook
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 25-Dec 20
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 10580 
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T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 13290 Textbook


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 25-Dec 20
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan     10581 
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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: 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 25-Dec 20
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan     11846 
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FT 304    Fire Behavior and Combustion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: FT 300
General Education: AA/AS Area IV
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 25-Dec 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 10576 
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Fall 2012 Class Schedule

Updated: November 5, 2012