Spring 2014 Class Schedule (FLC)



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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 and related fire service fields. Topics include philosophy and history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, and fire departments as a part of the local government. Additional topics include laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, and basic fire chemistry and physics. This course is an introduction to fire strategy and tactics, and fire protection systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 18-May 21
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       19435 
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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 18-May 21
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC M.Sanford            El Dorado EDC A105       16093 
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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 18-May 21
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Hooks              FLC MAIN FL5 111         15968 
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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, Jan 18-May 21
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Church             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15331 
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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 18, 2014, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 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      15861 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. Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10:00AM - 12:00PM in FL1 207; Tuesday, January 21, 2014, from 3:00PM-5:00PM in FL1 207; and Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 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    15332 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 two orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 23 from 1:00pm-3:00pm in RCC 8, and Friday, January 24 from 10:00am-12:00pm in RCC 11. 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       15333 Textbook
3-9 hours TBA

Spring 2014 Class Schedule

Updated: June 12, 2014