Fire Technology

Fire Technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior, combustible materials, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection techniques and systems; fire command and fire management (supervision).

Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate and/or baccalaureate degrees in fire technology or fire service commonly include firefighter, fire engineer, paramedic, forest service worker, health and safety officer, fire prevention specialist, fire inspector, and hazardous materials specialist.

College of the Desert’s fire technology curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as specific courses in design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems; fire protection features in building design and construction; wildland fire behavior and fireline techniques; trench rescue, confined space awareness and automobile extraction. Additional information on the programs is available on the Public Safety Academy's website.

The College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology and an Associate of Science degree. The Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as an entry level firefighter. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate or baccalaureate degree in the field.

Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology have obtained positions as firefighter, firefighter/EMT and paramedic. Students earning an associate’s degree in Fire Technology may pursue positions as a firefighter, paramedic or firefighter/EMT or may choose to continue their study in fire technology or fire service toward a bachelor’s degree.

Advisor:  Allen Scott Ventura
asventura@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 636-7996

Basic Fire Fighter Academy (BFFA)

BFFA 063A  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Part 1)   Units: 9.75

This course is Part 1 of the Basic Firefighter 1 Academy. Students must successfully complete this course to be eligible to enroll in BFFA-063B (Part 2). Successful completion of both BFFA-063A and BFFA-063B are required to meet the minimum requirements as mandated by the California State Fire Marshal. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter position to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications,and the 2008 edition of NFPA 72 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Completion of this course satisfies the requirements as established by the State Fire Marshal for the(2013) Fire Fighter I curriculum. Completion of this course requires students to complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80%, complete all activities and formative tests, and complete all mandatory skills testing as established by the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I course plan. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the fire academy. 1. Students will be required to rent or purchase NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this class. 2. Students will be required to purchase black leather boots that include a vibrant rubber sole, steel shank and steel toe. 3. Students will be required to purchase two complete fire academy uniforms. Uniform specifications and vendors are identified in the fire academy Standard Operating Procedures. 4. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Service Training & Education System (FSTEP)certificates at time of specific course completion. 5. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 1 IFSAC and Pro Board written examination fees.
Lecture Hours: 113         Lab Hours: 189          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: EMT-084 and FIRE-001 and CSFM-070 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: Successful completion of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or BIDDLE test within one year prior to the start of the fire academy. Students must complete a mandatory respiratory examination(FIT) test before using the SCBA equipment. Safety gear and SCBA will be required of all students. Complete IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (http://training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/is100Ist.asp) and IS-700: National Incident Management, An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/is700alst.asp) during BFFA-063A or BFFA-063B academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BFFA 063B  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Part 2)   Units: 8.75

This course is Part 2 of the Basic Firefighter 1 Academy. Students must have successfully completed BFFA-063A (Part 1)to be eligible to enroll in BFFA-063B (Part 2). Successful completion of both BFFA-063A and BFFA-063B are required to meet the minimum requirements as mandated by the California State Fire Marshal. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter position to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the 2008 edition of NFPA 72 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Completion of this course satisfies the requirements as established by the State Fire Marshal for the (2013) Fire Fighter I curriculum. Completion of this course requires students to complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80%, complete all activities and formative tests, and complete all mandatory skills testing as established by the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I course plan. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the fire academy. 1. Students will be required to rent or purchase NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this class. 2. Students will be required to purchase black leather boots that include a vibrant rubber sole, steel shank and steel toe. 3. Students will be required to purchase two complete fire academy uniforms. Uniform specifications and vendors are identified in the fire academy Standard Operating Procedures. 4. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Service Training & Education System (FSTEP) certificates at time of specific course completion. 5. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 1 IFSAC and Pro Board written examination fees.
Lecture Hours: 81         Lab Hours: 230          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BFFA-063A with a minimum grade of "B" Students must complete all activities and formative tests. Students must complete all summative tests with a minimum score of 80%. Students must complete all mandatory skills testing.
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Successful completion within one year of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Safety gear and SCBA will be required. FIT testing is mandatory.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)

CSFM 070  Confined Space - Awareness   Units: 0.5

This course provides instruction in identifying permit and non-permit required confined spaces, hazards associated with confined spaces, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements. This course does not qualify participants to enter confined spaces. This course is approved by the California State Fire Marshal and California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES).
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 075  Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness Level   Units: 0.5

This courses provides students information on Hazardous Materials notification and reporting requirements for Fire Department personnel who may witness or discover a Hazardous Materials leak, spill, or discharge. This course meets and exceeds the requirements of CFR 29 1910.120 and CCR Title 8.
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 077A  Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin & Cause Determination   Units: 2.5

This course provides the students with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. The focus of the course is to provide information on fire scene indicators and todetermine the fire's origin.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 077B  Fire Investigation 1B: Techniques Of Fire Investigation   Units: 2.5

This course provides a deeper understanding of fire investigation and builds on Fire Investigation 1A. Topics include the juvenile fire setter, report writing, evidence preservation and collection, interview techniques, motives, and fire fatalities.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-077A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079B  I-200: Basic ICS   Units: 1

This course describes the principal features that constitute the ICS. Collectively, these features identify the unique quality of the ICS as an incident or event management system. Features are five primary functions, management objectives, unity and chain of command, transfer of command, organizational flexibility,unified command, span of control, common terminology, personnel accountability, integrated communications, resources management and the incident action plan.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079C  I-300: Intermediate ICS   Units: 1.5

This course provides a description and detail of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization and operations in supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents. Topics include: ICS fundamentals review, incident/event assessment and agency guidance is establishing incident objectives, Unified Command, incident resource management, planning process,demobilization, transfer of command and close out procedures.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-079B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079D  I-400: Advanced ICS   Units: 1

This course directs students towards an operational understanding of large single-agency and complex multi-agency-jurisdictional incident responses. Topics include: review of command and general staff, major and or complex incident/event management, area command and multi-agency coordination.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-079C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 082A  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Ops   Units: 2

This course provides students with information on driver responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections; documentation; maintenance; troubleshooting fire apparatus; and techniques on driving and positioning the fire apparatus. Each student has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions. This course is a California State Fire Training course that meets the current California Vehicle Code (CVC) section 12804.11 requirements. It reflects the new requirements for California firefighter licensing law per (AB 1648) and the 2009 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. A minimum of 40 hours is required. (Students must pay state fire training certification fee.)
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: Fire apparatus driving experience on a public highway. Option 1: Signed verification from the Fire Chief (form is on the SFT website); or Option 2: California Class B driver's license, fire fighter restricted; or Option 3: California Class A, B, or C driver's license, fire fighter endorsed.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 082B  Fire Apparatus Driver-Operator 1B: Pump Operations   Units: 2

Students learn about pump construction and theory of pump operations in this course. Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps. Students will have the opportunity to increase their pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions. This course is a California State Fire Training course that meets the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. A minimum of 40 hours is required. (Students must pay state fire training certification fee.)
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070 and ESYS-004
Limitation on enrollment: Fire apparatus driving experience on a public highway. Option 1: Signed verification from the Fire Chief (form is on the SFT website); Option 2: California Class B driver's license, fire fighter restricted; or Option 3: California Class A, B, or C driver's license, fire fighter endorsed.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083A  Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management   Units: 2

This course provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating member performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene.
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification track.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083B  Company Officer 2B: General Administration Functions   Units: 1

This course provides information on general administrative functions, the implementation of department policies and procedures, and addresses conveying the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public.
Lecture Hours: 20         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification track.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083C  Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations   Units: 2

This course provides information on conducting inspections, identifying hazards and addressing violations, performing a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause and securing the incident scene and preserving evidence.
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification track.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083D  Company Officer 2D: All Risk Command Operations   Units: 2

This course provides information on conducting incident size-up, developing and implementing an initial plan of action involving single and multi-unit operations for various types of emergency incidents to mitigate the situation following agency safety procedures, conducting preincident planning, and develop a post-incident analysis.
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire,Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire ,Training certification track. ICS-200.B: ICS for single resources and initial,action incidents. Hazardous Material Incident Commander (as offered,by the California Specialized Training Institute)
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083E  Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations   Units: 2

This course provides information on evaluating and reporting incident conditions, analyzing incident needs, developing and implementing a plan of action to deploy incident resources, completing all operations to suppress a wildland fire, establishing an incident command post, creating an incident action plan, and completing incident records and reports.
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM-083D
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Completion of S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior,(classroom delivery only) Must meet the educational requirements for Fire,Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire ,Training certification track.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 084A  Instructor 1: Instructor Methodology   Units: 2

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 1041 (Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications). At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction.
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085A  Fire Inspector 1A: Duties and Administration   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including legal responsibilities and authority, codes and standards, the inspection process, confidentiality and privacy requirements, and ethical conduct, and administrative tasks including preparing inspection reports, recognizing the need for a permit or plan review, investigating common complaints, and participating in legal proceedings.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085B  Fire Inspector 1B: Fire and Life Safety   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of fire and life safety aspects related to the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including building construction, occupancy classifications, occupancy load, means of egress, hazardous conditions, fire growth potential, fire flow, and emergency planning and preparedness measures.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM-085A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085C  Fire Inspector 1C: Field Inspection   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of field inspection roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including basic plan review, emergency access for an existing system, hazardous materials, and the operational readiness of fixed fire suppression systems, existing fire detection and alarm systems, and portable fire extinguishers.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM-085B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085D  Fire Inspector 1D: Field Inspection- California Specific   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of a Fire Fighter I's field inspection roles and responsibilities specific to California including tents, canopies, and temporary membrane structures; fireworks and explosives; and wildland urban interface environments.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM-085C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

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