Fall 2013 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 19-Dec 13
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC P.Beckstrom          Off Campus McClellan 103 11313 
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Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
W         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC M.Ridley             PST Center McClellan 103 11576 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 24-Dec 19
M         01:30PM-04:40PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11579 
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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 24-Dec 19
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 11577 
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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 24-Dec 19
M         09:00AM-12:10PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11578 
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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.

Schedule: Other Term, Jul 09-Sep 07
TTh       06:10PM-10:00PM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 19819 
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Sa        08:00AM-11:50AM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Sa        01:10PM-05:00PM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
For enrollment information please call (916) 475-1660 or visit the California Fire & Rescue Training Authority, Sacramento website at www.fireandrescuetraining.ca.gov/


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 24-Oct 18
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus Online ONLINE 10561 
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Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Oct 19-Dec 13
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus Online ONLINE 19266 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 24-Dec 19
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan 111 10562 
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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 24-Dec 19
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11755 
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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 24-Dec 19
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 10558 
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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 24-Dec 19
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 220 19267 
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Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: December 17, 2013