Spring 2014 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 18-May 21
M         01:30PM-04:45PM LEC K.Hubbard            PST Center McClellan 103 11266 
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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 18-May 21
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LEC C.Mitchell           Off Campus McClellan 103 11264 
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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 18-May 15
MW        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus McClellan 103 10891 
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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 18-May 21
M         09:00AM-12:15PM LEC K.Hubbard            Off Campus McClellan 103 11265 
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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 18-Mar 17
MW        06:00PM-09:15PM LEC M.Romer              Off Campus McClellan 103 11657 
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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 - Second, Mar 18-May 15
TBA       TBA             LEC A.Iannone            Off Campus McClellan ONLINE 12282 
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Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
T         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.McKenna            Off Campus McClellan 111 12283 Textbook


FT 301    Fire Prevention Technology    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 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 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC H.Cooke              Off Campus McClellan 111 11516 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LEC J.Carr               Off Campus McClellan 103 11263 
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FT 320    Hazardous Materials    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FT 300; ENGWR 102 and ENGRD 116; or ESLR 310 and ESLW 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to hazardous materials, including physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires, and accidents. It covers emergency procedures, legal requirements, and compliance with regulations. Topics include flammable and combustible liquids, flammable and non-flammable compressed gases, flammable solids and combustible metals, oxidizing agents, poison gases and liquids, radioactive substances, and corrosive materials.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
Th        06:00PM-09:10PM LEC M.Teague             Off Campus McClellan 204 18631 
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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: September 22, 2014