Spring 2011 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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, Jan 15-May 18
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     13740 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan     13736 
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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 - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan     12510 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
TTh       06:00PM-09:15PM LEC M.Ridley             Off Campus McClellan     14552 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan     13738 Textbook


FT 192    Wildland Fire Control    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FT 300
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers all aspects of wildland fire fighting and introduces advances in technology for wildland fire suppression. Topics include fire behavior, weather conditions, topography factors, safety, prevention, extinguishing methods, initial attack, Incident Command System (ICS), communications, aircraft assistances, hand crews, and bulldozer operation.

Schedule: Eight Week - First, Jan 15-Mar 14
MW        06:00PM-09:15PM LEC M.Romer              Off Campus McClellan     14946 
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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, Jan 04-Mar 05
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 31013 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
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, Mar 08-May 07
TBA       TBA             LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 31814 
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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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
MW        06:00PM-09:15PM LEC M.Romer              Off Campus McClellan     30593 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan     30594 Textbook


FT 301    Fire Prevention Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Corequisite: FIRE 1090 or FT 300.
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: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan     14556 
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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, Jan 15-May 18
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan     13734 
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Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC P.Beckstrom          Off Campus McClellan     14110 Textbook


FT 320    Hazardous Materials    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300 or FIRE 1090.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an Introduction to the world of hazardous chemicals, including physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires, and accidents. This course also provides basic hazardous materials information regarding emergency procedures, legal requirements, and compliance to regulations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Teague             Off Campus McClellan     14558 
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Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 29, 2011