Fire Technology

Fire Courses/Student Learning Outcomes

Fire 1 - Fire Protection Organization (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Career options and opportunities in fire protection and related field; history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, public, quasi-public and private fire protection services; specific fire protection functions; fire chemistry and physics.

SLO: 

A. Students will understand the five classes of fire.

B. Students will describe career opportunities in Fire Protection and related fields.

Fire 2 - Fire Prevention Technology (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Introduction and history of fire prevention, including codes, ID and correction of hazards, investigation, and safety education.

SLO:

A. Students will define the principal functions of a fire prevention bureau.

B. Students will understand Occupancy Classifications

Fire 3 - Fire Protection Equipment and Systems (3 units, 54 hours lecture)Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1

Includes the study of portable fire extinguishing equipment, sprinkler systems, protection systems for special hazards, fire alarm and detection systems, design and operation of sprinkler systems, water supply and fire extinguishers.

SLO:

A. Students will identify types of standpipe systems and water supply requirements.

B. Students will understand the five fire protection systems

Fire 4 - Building Construction for Fire Protection (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1

Building construction and fire code safety effects on preplanning, engineering, inspections, fire ground operations, fire and building codes relationships.

SLO:

A. Students will understand the dangers of light-weight building construction.

B. Students will understand five types of building construction.

Fire 5 - Fire Behavior and Combustion (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire1

Theory of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled; in depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing of materials, extinguishing agents and fire control techniques.

SLO:

A. Students will be able to explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques.

B. Students will understand the four phases of fire.

Fire 6 - Hazardous Materials/ICS (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable

Hazardous chemicals, their physical properties, use in industry, characteristics when involved in spills, fire and accidents. Information regarding emergency procedures, legal requirements, compliance to regulations; health effects and treatment, fire department protocols and responsibilities that meet OSHA requirements.

SLO:

A. Students will be able to identify and describe the difference between flammable, combustible, and toxic materials.

B. Students will understand the importance of the three haz mat zones of operation.

Fire 7 - Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1 or equivalent taken prior

Principles of fire control through utilization of manpower, equipment and extinguishing agents, fire command and control procedures, utilization on types of building construction in fire control, review of fire chemistry, pre-fire planning, organized approach to decision making on the fire scene, basic fire fighting tactics and strategy.

SLO:

A. The student will apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland fires and  HazMat situations.

B. The student will develop pre-fire plans for various types of occupancies.

Fire 8 - Fire Company Organization and Management (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1

Review of fire department organization, fire company organization, the company officer, personnel administration, communication, fire equipment, maintenance, training, fire prevention, fire fighting, company fire fighting capability, records and reports.

SLO:

A. Students will describe the principles of conflict resolution.

B. Students will be able to explain principles of group dynamics and their impact on the function of the organization.

Fire 9 - Fire Hydraulics (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1 or eequivalent taken prior and eligibility for MATH 51

Review of basic mathematics, hydraulic laws and formulas as applied to fire service, application of formulas and mental calculation to hydraulic problems, water supply problems, underwriter requirements for pumps.

SLO:

A. Students will be able to calculate engine and pump pressure during fire fighting operations.

B. Students will be able to calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle pressure, and hydrant discharge.

Fire 10 - Arson and Fire Investigation (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1 or equivalent taken prior

Introduction to cause, origin, arson, incendiarism, related laws and types of incendiary fires. Methods of determining fire cause, recognizing and preserving evidence, interviewing and detaining witnesses, procedures for handling juveniles, court procedure and testimony.

SLO:

A. The student will be able recognize the difference between the cause and origin of fires.

B. Students will Identify the various motives used in arson fires.

Fire 11 - Fire Apparatus and Equipment (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Fire 1 or equivalent taken prior

Mechanized equipment operated by the fire service personnel and regulations pertaining to their use. Includes driving laws, driving techniques, construction and operation of pumping engines, ladder trucks, aerial platforms, specialized quipment, and apparatus maintenance.

SLO:

A. Compare and contrast different types of fire apparatus and equipment based on use.

B. Students will understand the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Apparatus

Fire 12 - Wildand Fire Control (4.5 units, 79 hours lecture) Degree Applicable, CSU

Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Addresses wildland fire behavior, safety considerations, strategy tactics and operational differences within the wildland urban interface.

SLO:

A. Students will understanding of wildland fire control problems

B. Student will be able to identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability on fire behavior.

Fire 13 - Principles of Fire And Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3 units, 54 hours lecture) Degree applicable, CSU

Advisory : Fire 1

Fire Technology principles. History of the National Firefighter Life Safety initiative and need for cultural and behavioral change.

Fire 86 - Basic Fire Academy (14.5 units, 135 hours lecture, 383 hours lab) Degree Applicable

Prerequisite: Fire1 through Fire 6 or equivalent, PE50 or equivalent, EMT certified, and either PE-F 51 or PE-F 52 (or equivalent)

Corequisite: PE-F 53

Instruction in the proper use of standard fire department apparatus and equipment, salvage covers and fire extinguishment techniques, etc., in accordance with the State Board of Fire Services. Prepares students to meet manipulative skills standards established by the local fire agencies, associations and unions.

SLO:

A. Students will be able to pass the State Firefighter 1 written and manipulative skills certification exam.

B. Students will be able to pass the Comprehensive Physical Agility Test

Fire 91 - Fire Academy Ladders (1 unit, 8 hours lecture, 32 hours lab) Not Degree Applicable

(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)

Intensive training in ladder manipulation to prepare fire academy students for Fire Academy and physical fitness tests given in the academy and the fire departments.

SLO:

A. Students will be able to understand ladder terminology, analyze ladder placement, and determine proper climbing angles when placed against buildings.

B. Students will understand maintenance, cleaning and inspection functions for ladders.

Fire 96 - Work Experience Fire Science (2 units, 150 hours activity) Degree Applicable

(May be taken fours times for credit) (May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)

Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog

Work experience in fire service at an approved work site which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours (per unit) per semester of supervised work is required. It is recommended that the hours per wek be equally distributed throughout the semester. This course is available to students achieving a minimum of 12 units in fire service. Students who repeat this course will improve skills though further instruction and practice.

SLO:

A. Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.

B. Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.

 

* For more infomation, please refer to Mt. SAC's schedule and Mt. SAC's catalog.

 

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