Fall 2013 Class Schedule (FLC)



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FT 170    Fire Investigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces students to the implications of accidental, suspicious, and incendiary causes of fire and examines arson as a crime. Students will analyze the behavior, nature, and chemistry of fire; the methods used in documenting, gathering, and interpreting evidence at a crime scene; proper note taking, report writing, court procedures, and courtroom presentation; the techniques of interviewing witnesses and suspects; and detention procedures for adults and juveniles.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Hooks              FLC MAIN FL5 209         15787 
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FT 301    Fire Prevention Technology    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides fundamental information regarding the history, philosophy, and the goals of fire prevention. Topics include the organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire and building codes, fire investigation, and identification and correction of fire hazards. Additional topics include exploring the process of reviewing a building plan, report and record keeping, and the duties and responsibilities of a fire prevention officer.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 24-Dec 19
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       19214 
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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 24-Dec 19
Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC B.Veerkamp           El Dorado EDC A207       15898 
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Th        06:00PM-09:05PM LEC E.Peterson           El Dorado EDC A207       15898 Textbook


FT 498    Work Experience in Fire Technology    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: ENGWR 101
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 fire technology. Students are advised to consult with the Fire Technology faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
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 16 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, Aug 24-Dec 19
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15136 
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This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; or Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207. Please email instructor Kristi Church at churchk@flc.losrios.edu to reserve the date and time of the orientation you will be attending.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15748 Textbook
This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend one of the three orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207; or Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207. Please email instructor Kristi Church at churchk@flc.losrios.edu to reserve the date and time of the orientation you will be attending.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15137 Textbook
This is an online course. A mandatory, in-class orientation is required for all new and returning students registered in a Work Experience course, whether it is an online course or traditional, face-face course. All students must attend the class orientation, which is scheduled for Thursday, August 29th, 5:30pm-7:30pm in RCC 11. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientation, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu
W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15108 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.



Fall 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: October 28, 2013