Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 001  Principles Of Emergency Services   Units: 3

This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems;introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives. (C-ID FIRE 100X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 002  Fire Prevention   Units: 3

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. This course is designated Fire 2 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy. (C-ID FIRE 110X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 003  Fire Protection Systems   Units: 3

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course is designated as Fire 3 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy. (C-ID FIRE 120X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 004  Building Construction for Fire Protection   Units: 3

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. This course is designated as Fire 4 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy. (C-ID FIRE 130X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 005  Fire Behavior & Combustion   Units: 3

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.This course is designated Fire 5 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy. (C-ID FIRE 140X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 006  Hazardous Materials/ICS   Units: 3

This course introduces the student to the world of hazardous chemicals, including their physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires and accidents. Basic information is covered regarding emergency procedures,legal requirements, compliance to regulations, health effects and treatment, and fire department protocols and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the core competencies for hazardous materials first responders as outlined in OSHA 1910.120, NFPA 472, ProfessionalCompetencies of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.This course is designated Fire 6 by the State Board of Fire Services and California State Fire Marshall.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 007  Principles Of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival   Units: 3

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. (C-ID FIRE 150X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 008  Firefighting Strategies & Tactics   Units: 3

Principles of fire control, through utilization of manpower,equipment, extinguishing agents, and fire command and control procedures. Use of information on building construction types in fire control. Pre-fire planning and the organized approach to decision making on the fire ground.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE-001
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 010  Wildland Fire Technology   Units: 3

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamentalknowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire behavior, fire prevention and the wildland fire suppression techniques.Wildland fire behavior safety is presented throughout the course.(Equivalent to NR-010.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 095A  Fire Technology Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Fire Technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None