Spring 2013 Class Schedule (FLC)



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FT 302    Fire Protection Equipment and Systems    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides information relating to sprinkler design and the operation of fire detection and alarm systems. Topics include fire cause and effect, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, standpipe systems, and portable fire extinguishers. Four local area field trips are required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       19226 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Hooks              FLC MAIN FL5 111         16169 
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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, Jan 19-May 22
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Sanford            El Dorado EDC A105       19227 
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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: 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, Jan 19-May 22
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15424 
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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, January 12, 2013, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16007 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, January 12, 2013, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 16, 2013 from 3:00PM - 5:00PM in FL1 207. Please visit www.flc.losrios.edu/~church to review the Work Experience course outline. If you have any questions regarding the online Work Experience courses or orientations, please email the instructor at churchk@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          Off Campus RCC ONLINE    15425 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: Thursday, January 24 from 5:30pm-7:30pm in RCC 8 and Friday, January 25 from 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 3. Please visit: http://www.flc.losrios.edu/academics/work-experience-(wexp)/wexp-courses for Work Experience program information and course descriptions. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu.

W         05:30PM-06:20PM LAB S.Pender             El Dorado EDC A204       15426 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

Spring 2013 Class Schedule

Updated: July 8, 2013