Fall 2014 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 23-Dec 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Hooks              FLC MAIN FL5 209         15683 
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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 23-Dec 18
MW        10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A105       15854 
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FT 305    Firefighter Safety and Survival    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: FT 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services profession. Emphasis is placed on occupational health and safety of firefighters and both personal and organizational accountability. Topics include safety, risk management, medical and fitness standards, industry standards relating to vehicle operation and road scene safety, firefighter fatality case studies and analysis. The course emphasizes best safety practices before, during and after the emergency incident.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
MW        01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A214       18856 
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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: 316 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 16 hours of class time and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of 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 again when there is new or expanded learning on the job for a maximum of 16 units.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 23-Dec 18
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15093 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. 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: Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 104; and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please email instructor Amanda Mansfield at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu with questions regarding this course or the orientations.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15655 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. 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: Saturday, August 23, 2014 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, August 26, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 104; and Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 3:00PM - 5:00PM 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 P.Kelkar             Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15094 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 two class orientations, which are scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 7:00pm-9:00pm in RCC 8 and Friday, August 29, 10:00am-12:00pm 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       15067 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA per week.

Fall 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: January 6, 2015