Spring 2013 Class Schedule (ARC)



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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, Jan 19-May 22
M         01:30PM-04:45PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11371 
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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 19-May 22
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 11369 
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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 - Second, Mar 19-May 16
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan 103 10950 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
M         09:00AM-12:15PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11370 
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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 19-Mar 18
MW        06:00PM-09:15PM LEC J.Bryla              Off Campus McClellan 103 11779 
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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 15-Mar 28
TTh       06:00PM-07:50PM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 19804 
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TTh       08:30PM-10:00PM LEC TBA                   TBA TBA                 19804 Textbook
Sa        08:00AM-11:10AM LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                   
Sa        01:10PM-05:00PM 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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 19-May 16
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            ARC MAIN Online          12537 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 12538 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 19-May 22
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan 111 11632 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11368 
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Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: May 30, 2013