Spring 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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FT 130    Fire Company Organization and Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300, or employment as a firefighter.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: An in-depth review of the operation, organization and planning concepts of today's fire departments. Emphasizes the functions of management including budgeting, time management, delegation, motivation, and discipline. Explores concepts of continuous improvement, team-building, and principles of quality management, relative to fire service operations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC R.Haas               CRC MAIN T 113A          30048 
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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 in fire protection and related fields; 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; an introduction to fire protection systems; and an introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TTh       05:30PM-06:50PM LEC J.Wold               CRC MAIN T 113A          18852 
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FT 301    Fire Prevention Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education in terms of detection and suppression systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC G.Apple              CRC MAIN T 113A          30049 
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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: 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. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations and operating at fires. The development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial land industrial occupancies.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         03:30PM-06:35PM LEC J.Freeman            CRC MAIN T 113A          30050 
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FT 304    Fire Behavior and Combustion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Advisory: FT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides the student with theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled; an in-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents and fire control techniques.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Beaver             CRC MAIN T 113A          31390 
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FT 498    Work Experience in Fire Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill an 18 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      18996 
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Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Tuesday, 12:30 p.m.-1:20 p.m. BS-163

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19004 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      21160 Textbook
Students must participate in mandatory weekly class meetings on Monday, 11:00 a.m.-11:50 a.m. P-132

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      20852 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, January 21, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. T-113A
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 11-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19002 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Avalos             Off Campus Job Site      19006 Textbook
Online class. Required attendance at on campus Orientation: Friday, February 11, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. BS-160
Login to the eLearning Web site at https://d2l.losrios.edu/
For information, e-mail Professor Amy Avalos avalosa@crc.losrios.edu
To take this class, you may use the CRC Computer Lab in LRC-204; otherwise, you must have access to a computer with the following minimum requirements: 1) Connection to the Internet, 2) e-mail account

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: April 27, 2011