Spring 2016 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, Jan 16-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Woodward           FLC MAIN FL5 111         19585 
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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 systems, strategy, tactics, and basic fire chemistry and physics. Field Trips outside of class time (including weekends) may be required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TTh       01:00PM-02:20PM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       16288 
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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 16-May 18
TTh       10:30AM-11:50AM LEC D.Whitt              El Dorado EDC A211       19586 
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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: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15609 
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This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      16067 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek              FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15610 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

TBA       TBA             LAB M.Kientz             FLC MAIN FLC ONLINE      15611 Textbook
This is an online course. Students must have access to a computer and the Internet. In-person orientation session required. Please go to flc.losrios.edu/~wexp for more information.

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 16, 2016