Fall 2017 Class Schedule (EDC)



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FT 303    Building Construction for Fire Protection    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course addresses the components of building construction that relate to the fire service. 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, masonry, steel, and concrete construction, principles of fire and smoke growth, and fire resistance construction, the relationship between building types and Urban Search & Rescue Team capacity and Wildland/Urban Interface building requirements.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus SSR BOARDROOM 19456 
Textbook
This class meets in the Boardroom at the Shingle Springs Rancheria, 5168 Honpie Road, Placerville.



FT 304    Fire Behavior and Combustion    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Topics include fire chemistry and physics, combustion processes, extinguishing agents, hazardous materials, and fire control strategies and tactics in various environments.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              Off Campus SSR BOARDROOM 19457 
Textbook
This class meets in the Boardroom at the Shingle Springs Rancheria, 5168 Honpie Road, Placerville.



FT 498    Work Experience in Fire Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
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 the field of Fire Technology. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce, completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 19-Dec 14
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Wells              El Dorado EDC ONLINE     15484 
Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.



Fall 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: October 12, 2017