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Course Number Course Name Objectives
ADJU 68 (VOC) Administration of Justice Report Writing
  • Students will be able to discriminate relevant elements of a report narrative.
  • Students will be able to prepare and write a basic search warrant
  • Students will provide the necessary documentation and structure for a crime report.
  • 60% of students score 70% or higher on a crime report, documenting a given crime scenario Schedule:
  • Students will exhibit strong and effective written and oral communication skills.
ADJU 5 (VOC) Community Relations
  • Students will demonstrate that they understand the beginnings of the Modern Police Force.
  • Students will be able to identify the Three Eras of Policing in America.
ADJU 3 (VOC) Concepts of Criminal Law
  • Analyze the impact of appellate and supreme court decisions on statutes
  • Demonstrate an awareness of how to identify criminal codes and discriminate between them based on their elements
  • Students will identify the elements of criminal codes.
  • Students will detail the interview and investigation process that is used to identify evidence of a crime
ADJU 6 (VOC) Concepts of Enforcement Services
  • Students will be able to describe the different tasks within general patrol functions.
  • Students will compare and contrast the role of the patrol officer as facilitator and enforcer.
  • Describe the various types of patrols
  • Demonstrate understanding different types and levels of enforcement
  • Demonstrate understanding laws related civil liberties, civil disobedience, and riots
ADJU 13 (VOC) Concepts of Traffic Services
  • Students will write an accurate DUI arrest report
  • Students will understand the relevant aspects of traffic collision reporting.
  • Students will be able to accurately complete a traffic citation
  • Demonstrate Field Sobriety Test proficiency
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately diagram a traffic collision
ADJU 59 (VOC) Gangs in the Community/Corrections
  • Students will describe prevention techniques used to address community and prison based gang activity.
  • Students will describe suppression techniques used to address community and prison based gang activity.
  • Demonstrate how to identify and document a criminal street or prison gang member in compliance with federal and state law
  • Explain the difference between a criminal street gang member, a prison gang member, and a member of a disruptive group
ADJU 10 (VOC) Introduction to Correctional Sciences
  • Students will compare the duties of probation officers and parole agents
  • Students will define the duties of the courts at the county, state, and federal levels and relate those duties to the tasks of corrections.
ADJU 50 Introduction to Forensics for Criminal Justice
  • 70% of the students will describe the roll of a forensic expert in the legal system.
  • 70% of the students will describe in detail three main tasks required of the first officers arriving at a crime scene.
ADJU 9 Introduction to Homeland Security
  • Students will be able to examine case study analysis and evaluate the effectiveness of first responders in given situations.
  • Students will be able to identify the role of each level of government and law enforcement organizations responding to emergencies and disasters.
ADJU 4 (VOC) Legal Aspects of Evidence
  • Students will demonstrate the basic steps to crime scene investigations.
  • Students will understand the relationship between case law and constitutional rights
ADJU 38 (VOC) Narcotics Investigation
  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the safe handling and processing of evidence
  • Students will describe the methods for incorporating search and seizure into a successful narcotics investigation.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of controlled substances
  • Discuss the impact of drug related current events on various communities
  • Demonstrate understanding of objectives symptoms of drug use
  • Demonstrate knowledge of drug prevention and treatment programs
ADJU 2 (VOC) Principles and Procedures of the Justice System
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of the Social Contract Theory and the role it plays in society.
  • Identify statutory and constitutional law related to arraignments
  • Discuss parole and probation adjudications
  • Discuss legislative change to parole and probation in California
  • Students will identify the purpose and need for Criminal Procedures.
  • Students will identify the purpose and need for Criminal Procedures.
ADJU 20 (VOC) Principles of Investigation
  • Students will be able to compare and contrast different interview and interrogation techniques.
  • Students will be able to define profiling and recognize where and how it is appropriately applied.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the constitutional limitations to search and seizure
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to read body language during interrogations
ADJU 1 (VOC) The Administration of Justice System
  • Students will understand the three components of the Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will identify the concept and importance of Jurisdiction in the Criminal Justice System.
  • Analyze the impact of legislation on the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrate understanding of how the police department conduct impacts their relationship with the community and the media
  • Analyze the political issues associated with managing priorities within the criminal justice system
ADJU 74 (VOC) Vice Control
  • Students will identify the elements of vice crimes.
  • Students will compare undercover enforcement with uniform enforcement of vice.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of legal responsibilities of police officers in response to vice conditions
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how quality of life is affected by vice crimes
ADJU 90 Work Experience in Administration of Justice
  • Student will fulfill an exit contract detailing skills gained and goals achieved.
FIRE 10 Arson and Fire Investigation
  • The student will be able recognize the difference between the cause and origin of fires.
  • Students will Identify the various motives used in arson fires.
  • Recognize the difference between cause and origin of fires. (MO)
  • Recognize, protect and preserve evidence of an incendiary fire. (MO)
  • Use the technique of "known to unknown" to distinguish between an arson and incendiary fire. (MO)
  • Identify the various motives used in arson fires and court procedures used to prosecute. (MO)
  • Compare preserved evidence to determine if a fire is arson or accidental. (MO)
FIRE 86 Basic Fire Academy
  • Students will be able to pass the Comprehensive Physical Agility Test
  • Students will be able to pass the State Firefighter 1 written and manipulative skills certification exam.
  • Analyze and describe differences between certificate, two-year, and four-year degree programs, and state certification. (MO)
  • Describe educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (MO)
  • Identify basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, the major phases of fire, and the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior. (MO)
  • Define and describe the purpose and scope of fire departments. (MO)
  • Analyze relationships between fire prevention efforts and resulting reduction of life and property loss. (MO)
  • Develop skills in: managing hose, using fire-fighting hand tools, knot-tying for hoisting and securing, and using power tools, the Hurst tool, jaws of life, generators, and power saws. (MO
  • Assess fire prevention, how to protect of life and property, and hazardous materials procedures. (MO)
FIRE 4 Building Construction for Fire Protection
  • Identify building design, materials, systems and their relationship to fire behavior and potential structural failure.
  • Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes and inspections, fire prevention, and firefighting strategies.
  • Students will understand the dangers of light-weight building construction. (SLO)
  • Students will understand five types of building construction. (SLO)
  • Analyze, prepare, and present building construction systems that include building materials, occupancy requirements, and occupant and fire safety. (MO)
  • Differentiate between the loads that are placed on a building and describe each type of load.
  • List and compare the structural members on various types of construction. (MO)
  • Define flame spread, its hazards, contributing factors and possible solutions. (MO)
  • Demonstrate fire inspection practices that are applicable to individual buildings. (MO)
  • Identify firefighting practices and procedures that have developed for different types of construction. (MO)
FIRE 107 Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers
  • Identify core management and supervisory duties of the company officer
  • Identify Nationally recognized standards use to promote firefighter safety and wellness programs
FIRE 102 Company Officer 2B General Administrative Functions
  • Identify the basic components of the purchasing process
  • Identify components of an organization and related administrative functions
FIRE 100 Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations
  • Describe the various occupancies classifications according to the current California Fire Code
  • Describe the components and procedures of a fire and life safety inspection
FIRE 101 Company Officer 2D All Risk Command Operations
  • Describe the system components and the responsibilities of the incident command officer
  • Identify building construction features that prevent the spread of fire
FIRE 103 Company Officer 2E : Wildland Incident Operations
  • Identify common wildland hazards and the limitations they impose of firefighters and their equipment
  • Identify the minimum personnel qualifications required of a wildland firefighter.
FIRE 91 Fire Academy Ladder Orientation
  • Identify the parts of a ladder. (MO)
  • Describe the function of the different types of ground ladders. (MO)
  • Demonstrate ladder maintenance, cleaning and inspection of ladders. (MO)
  • Raise, carry and climb ladders. (MO)
  • Analyze ladder placement. (MO)
  • Demonstrate ladder safety. (MO)
  • Students will be able to understand ladder terminology, analyze ladder placement, and determine proper climbing angles when placed against buildings.
  • Students will be able to understand ladder terminology, analyze ladder placement, and determine proper climbing angles when placed against buildings.
  • Students will understand maintenance, cleaning and inspection functions for ladders.
  • Students will be able to understand ladder terminology, analyze ladder placement, and determine proper climbing angles when placed against buildings.
FIRE 11 Fire Apparatus and Equipment
  • Students will understand the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Apparatus
  • Compare and contrast different types of fire apparatus and equipment based on use.
  • Compare design types of fire apparatus and equipment and explain construction features and systems. (MO)
  • Discuss safety troubleshooting and daily maintenance check on an engine, aerial ladder truck and elevating platform and small motorized equipment. (MO)
  • Describe design variances between 2 and 4 cycle engines. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast gas vs. diesel engines. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast various pump types. (MO)
FIRE 5 Fire Behavior and Combustion
  • Define the terms and concept associated with the chemistry, and dynamics of fire.
  • Define classifications of fire and associated methods of extinguishment.
  • Students will be able to explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques. (SLO)
  • Students will understand the four phases of fire. (SLO)
  • Identify the Department of Transportation warning placards and labeling systems. (MO)
  • Analyze the transportation of hazardous materials; determine the proper placarding is in place. (MO)
  • Define in the physical properties of dangerous chemicals. (MO)
  • Explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques. (MO)
  • Explain the importance of the various properties of the three physical states of matter. (MO)
FIRE 8 Fire Company Organization and Management
  • Students will describe the principles of conflict resolution.
  • Identify skills necessary for successful transition from firefighter to supervisor. (MO)
  • Classify specific management principles that impact the organization's productivity. (MO)
  • Explain different leadership styles and their impact on meeting organizational goals and objectives. (MO)
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills. (MO)
  • Describe the principles of conflict resolution. (MO)
  • Demonstrate accurate report writing and record keeping. (MO)
  • Apply appropriate safety regulations and standards. (MO)
  • Assess firefighting capability. (MO)
  • Students will be able to explain principles of group dynamics and their impact on the function of the organization.
FIRE 7 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy
  • The student will develop pre-fire plans for various types of occupancies.
  • The student will apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland fires and HazMat situations.
  • Analyze the principles of fire ground tactics and strategy and how they relate to fire behavior. (MO)
  • Evaluate different extinguishing agents and their effectiveness. (MO)
  • Determine appropriate staffing requirements for structure fire situations. (MO)
  • Determine scene size-up requirements for commercial fires. (MO)
  • Recognize and describe the need to implement rapid intervention at the fire scene. (MO)
  • Analyze and apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland and Haz Mat incidents. (MO)
FIRE 9 Fire Hydraulics
  • Students will be able to calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle pressure, and hydrant discharge.
  • Students will be able to calculate engine and pump pressure during fire fighting operations.
  • Summarize principles of hydraulic operations.
  • Calculate the area and volume of appliances. (MO)
  • Calculate volume and capacity of fire hoses, water systems. (MO)
  • Calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle directions and hydrant and nozzle discharge. (MO)
  • Calculate friction loss in various types of fire hoses, required engine pressure at ground level, engine pressure for elevated streams and pump capacity. (MO)
  • Calculate the number of pumpers required in relay operations and calculate the remaining pump pressure in drafting operations. (MO)
FIRE 2 Fire Prevention Technology
  • Define the national fire problem, and functions of fire prevention organizations and associations.
  • Identify the model codes, standards, and regulations related to fire prevention.
  • Define the principal functions of a fire prevention bureau. (MO)
  • Correlate the relationship between fire prevention efforts and the resulting reduction of life and property loss. (MO)
  • Classify the major types of fire hazards that could be found on a commercial fire inspection. (MO)
  • Describe the hazard correction process used by a fire prevention bureau. (MO)
  • Determine which fire codes would be applied based on different occupancy types. (MO)
  • Describe the common fire detection signaling systems found in commercial buildings. (MO)
FIRE 3 Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
  • Explain the application, use and maintenance of portable fire suppression systems.
  • Describe the types, and the design of fire detection and alarm systems, and the codes and standards that regulate them.
  • Students will identify types of standpipe systems and water supply requirements. (SLO)
  • Students will understand the five fire protection systems. (SLO)
  • Analyze, prepare, and present diagrams of fire protection systems that demonstrate complete knowledge of residential, commercial, and industrial, sprinkler systems. (MO)
  • Describe the required care and maintenance for portable and fixed fire protection systems. (MO)
  • Identify types, components, and operation of automatic and special sprinkler systems. (MO)
  • Compare detection, alarm, and supervisory devices and systems. (MO)
  • Compare heat and smoke detection devices and hardware. (MO)
FIRE 1 Fire Protection Organization
  • Describe the history, functions, culture and development of local, state, and federal public safety, and emergency s organizations.
  • Define terms, equipment, facilities, and emergency management systems associated with fire service and public safety originations.
  • List the educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (SLO)
  • Identify the types of common fire department apparatus, equipment, and personal safety equipment used for firefighting. (SLO)
  • Define the field of fire protection technology.
  • Describe career opportunities in fire protection and related fields. (MO)
  • Describe the overall problems of fire in the United States compared to other countries. (MO)
  • Explain the importance of fire behavior (chemistry) and how it relates to fire extinguishment. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast the relative effectiveness of positions in the fire department and their function using paramilitary structure.
FIRE 93 Firefighter 1 Skills Review and Testing
  • Students will prepare for and be able to pass the IFSAC/PROBOARD manipulative certification exam.
  • Complete paperwork per Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) regulations in accordance with the National Firefighter 1 Certification process. (MO)
  • Perform basic firefighting skills at an AHJ approved level. (MO)
  • Prepare for and pass a summative written exam set by the AHJ. (MO)
  • Perform all manipulative skills in abidance with safety requirements. (MO)
  • Appropriately request the retake through the AHJ. (MO)
  • Students will prepare for and be able to pass the IFSAC/PROBOARD written certification exam.
FIRE 6 Hazardous Materials/ICS
  • Students will understand the importance of the three haz mat zones of operation.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe the difference between flammable, combustible, and toxic materials.
  • Describe the various DOT Hazard classifications. (MO)
  • Analyze, and then conduct scene isolation, scene stabilization and incident control. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast importance of evaluation, non-commitment by the fire department, and total withdrawal procedures. (MO)
  • Write a technical report on the health dangers within chemical classes, and describe their resultant symptoms during physical human contact. (MO)
  • Identify OSHA mandated safety training requirements for employers and employees when handling, storing, and using hazardous materials in the work environment. (MO)
FIRE 108 ICS 300: Advance Incident Command
  • Identify the fundamental components of the incident command structure
  • Identify the ICS forms needed to conduct an effective incident planning meeting
FIRE 104 Instructional Methodology
  • Identify levels of instruction
  • Identify the four-step method as it relates to cognitive and psychomotor training
FIRE 13 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
  • Explain the national emergency services worker fatality problem, and the history of the 16-firefighter life safety initiatives.
  • Identity the national training standards as they correlate to professional development in leadership, supervision, and personal responsibility.
  • Identify the major causes of firefighter's line of duty deaths and injuries in the United States. (SLO)
  • Identify the means of preventing firefighter's deaths and injuries through the prevention of fires. (SLO)
  • Define and describe the need for cultural and behavioral change within the emergency services relating to safety, incorporating leadership, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. (MO)
  • Explain the need for enhancements of personal and organizational accountability for health and safety. (MO)
  • Describe and evaluate circumstances that might constitute an unsafe act. (MO)
  • Defend the need for annual medical evaluations and the establishment of physical fitness criteria for emergency services personnel throughout their careers. (MO)
  • Discuss how incorporating the lessons learned from investigations can support cultural change throughout the emergency services. (MO)
  • Explain standardized policies for responding to emergency scenes can minimize injuries and deaths. (MO)
  • Evaluate the need for counseling and psychological support for emergency services personnel and, their families. (MO)
  • Identify access to local psychological resources and services. (MO)
  • Discuss the importance of code enforcement in residential structures. (MO)
FIRE 12 Wildland Fire Control
  • Students will have a basic understanding of wildland fire control problems
  • Student will be able to identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability on fire behavior.
  • Identify wildland fire control problems and the functions of fire control organizations and personnel. (MO)
  • Identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability and fire behavior. (MO)
  • Relate fire behavior standards affecting fire line locations and standards. (MO)
  • Determine fire forecasts, including interpretation and applications. (MO)
  • Predict fire behavior based on interpretation of operational data. (MO)
  • Evaluate fire loss report procedures for future prevention, attack and control design. (MO)
  • Identify wildland fire terminology, tools, and equipment. (MO)
FIRE 96 Work Experience Fire Science
  • Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average.
  • Apply theories of fire service technology to real work-place scenarios. (MO)
  • Examine career opportunities in fire service technology or related fields. (MO)
  • Maximize opportunities for potential permanent employment through direct contact with the employer. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast "real world" work experience with fire service technology theoretical concepts. (MO)
  • Determine personal characteristics desired by fire service employers for potential employees. (MO)
  • Determine depth and type of experiences required by fire service employers for potential employees. (MO)
  • Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average.
EMS 10 Anatomy and Physiology for Paramedics
  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe and illustrate the functions of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems as they relate to paramedic practices and patient care.
  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to define and describe each of the human body systems including function, normal physiology and pathological states of concern to the paramedic's scope of practice as well as describe and classify the paramedic management skills employed in treating the common problems involving each body system.
EMS 40 Cardiology for Paramedics
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to identify and describe the anatomy of the cardiovascular system, Identify and describe the physiology of the normal heart, Identify and describe the pathophysiology of the abnormal heart as well as describe the electrophysiology and conduction of a heartbeat
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will Recognize and describe the characteristics and hemodynamic significance of and appropriate interventions for static and dynamic: a) sinus rhythms, b) atrial rhythms, c) junctional rhythms, d) heart blocks, pacer rhythms.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will evaluate various cardiac patients and describe the pertinent findings that affect treatment protocols. Evaluate and contrast various treatment algorithms when given various heart disease scenarios
EMT 91 Emergency Medical Technician I Refresher
  • Students successfully completing the Refresher class will demonstrate updated EMS knowledge
  • Refresher students will demonstrate skill competency for recertification
EMS 1 Fundamentals for Paramedics
  • Prospective Paramedic students will demonstrate Medical Terminology readiness for entry into the Paramedic Program.
  • Students who have completed the math skills component of the pre-course will demonstrate math readiness for entry into the Paramedic Program.
  • Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to analyze case studies involving disease pathophysiology and traumatic injury.
EMS 70 Paramedic Clinical Internship
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate appropriate patient assessment skills, demonstrate the ability to utilize appropriate communications skills and demeanor with the patient, family, and hospital staff and demonstrate assertiveness in emergency situations as evidenced by proper assessment and selection of interventions.
  • Upon successful completion of Clinical Internship, students will have completed Assessments and evaluations on patients in each hospital department assigned, stating correct diagnosis and appropriate paramedic intervention as well completing the required number of patient contacts by category as required by the state of California.
EMS 80 Paramedic Field Externship
  • Upon successful completion of Field Internship, 100% of students will demonstrate all required clinical skills to the same standards as required for certification, demonstrate proper scene assessment and intervention, including scene safety and need for additional resources and demonstrate appropriate patient assessment skills
  • Upon successful completion of Field Internship, students will complete the required number of patient contacts by category, demonstrate appropriate communication skills and demeanor with patients, significant others, and field personnel, Demonstrate assertiveness in emergency situations, determine appropriate paramedic protocols for each intervention and demonstrate judgment in selection and application and demonstrate the ability to assess and evaluate patients in field situations, correctly determining chief complaint, selecting and performing correct intervention.
EMS 50 Paramedic Skills Competency
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate simulated patients, accurately determine problems, and select correct treatment modalities.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to explain and demonstrate proper radio communication techniques and protocols in simulations.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will analyze and demonstrate the appropriate usage of each splint, adjunct device, etc. as well as identify the protocol involving the appropriate application of each device.
EMS 2 Preparation for Paramedic Program
  • Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate readiness to enter the Paramedic program by performing patient assessment skills consistent with Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) and Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency standards.
  • Upon completion of this class, students will demonstrate Basic Life Support (BLS) knowledge and skills, Immobilize long bone fractures and dislocations, Manage venous and arterial hemorrhaging with trauma dressings and tourniquets, as well as treating the underlying shock state, Establish and maintain a patent airway utilizing airway adjunct devices,Administer oxygen therapy by means of devices such as nasal cannula, simple, venturi and nonrebreather face masks and Perform spinal immobilization, including vehicle extrication