Spring 2015 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 17-May 20
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       10800 
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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, Jan 17-May 20
W         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Woodward           El Dorado EDC A105       19044 
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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 17-May 20
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Hooks              FLC MAIN FL5 111         10609 
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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 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10029 
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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 two orientations, which are scheduled as follows: Thursday, January 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1 207, and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm 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.

Th        05:30PM-06:20PM LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FL1 207         10525 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Mansfield          FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      10525 Textbook
This is a hybrid course in which approximately one-third of the class is online. 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 22 from 5:00pm-6:50pm in FL1-207 and Friday, January 23 from 10:00am-12:00pm in FL1-207. The hybrid class will meet on campus on the following dates from 5:30pm-6:20pm: 2/19, 3/19, 4/16, and 5/14. Please email instructor Amanda Mansfield at mansfia@flc.losrios.edu with questions regarding this course or the orientations.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              Off Campus RCC ONLINE    10030 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: Tuesday, January 20th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in RCC 15, and Monday, January 26th 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM in RCC 13. If you have specific questions regarding the online Work Experience course or orientations, please email the instructor at domeka@flc.losrios.edu.

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Kientz             El Dorado EDC ONLINE     10031 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: Tuesday, January 20, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in room EDC-C202, and Friday, January 23, 9:00-10:30 a.m. in room EDC-C202. 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 colliej@flc.losrios.edu.

Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: June 3, 2015