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Family & Consumer Sciences

FCS 2 Life Management Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the individual with skills for understanding and using internal and external resources to function effectively in the present and future society. Major topics include effects of cultural forces and future trends on values, standards and goals, skills for decision-making, time, energy, stress, conflict management, and techniques for improving self-understanding and interpersonal relationships. (CSU)

FCS 3 Home Management and Finance Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce basic home management principles that apply to personal and family finance. Study is given to services available to today's families and to the awareness of consumer problems related to family management. (CSU)

FCS 5 Basic Nutrition Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to basic nutrition. Properties of nutrients and foods are explored. Economic, sociological, and psychological factors that are influential in food choices are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the importance of good nutrition throughout the human life cycle. (UC, CSU)

FCS 6 Nutrition Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of nutrition as a science and its application to human health and disease. The course provides an introduction to the roles of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and water in human nutrition. The course also includes an individual dietary study and evaluation based on the National Research Council's recommended dietary allowances. (UC, CSU, CAN FCS 2)

FCS 7 Healthful Eating Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a focus on the elements needed to construct healthful eating habits in modern society. The student learn to evaluate the health value of food products, nutrient supplements, and herbs. Emphasis is placed on the skills needed for making successful changes in dietary habits and fitness. (CSU)

FCS 8 Food Preparation Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to basic food principles with emphasis on preparation methods, product standards, functions of ingredients, and food purchasing. (CSU, CAN FCS 8)

FCS 10 Interior Design Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of functional and aesthetic elements for residential interiors. Emphasis is placed on: principles and elements of design and the selection and organization of furnishings, floor and wall coverings, window treatments, lighting, and accessories. (CSU)

FCS 11 Applied Interior Design Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 10.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a focus on the skills used by the interior designer including drafting, the use of architectural tools and techniques, space planning, client-designer relationships, and executing treatments for interiors. (CSU)

FCS 12 History of Furniture Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the history of furniture periods and styles from antiquity to the present, and it is designed to acquaint individuals with the necessary criteria to evaluate and analyze furniture. The importance of political, social, economic, and historical factors that influenced furniture styles are stressed. (CSU)

FCS 13 Specifications and Professional
Practices Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 10.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the business, practical, and ethical aspects of the interior design profession. The course includes assessment on specifications, construction techniques, and installation processes, as well as the working relationship with craftspeople and tradespeople involved in the profession. (CSU)

FCS 14 Lighting Design Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 10.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to lighting specifications, available equipment and fixtures, and aesthetic considerations from concept to complete installation. The course includes in-depth mathematical calculations used to determine the amount of lighting necessary to meet specific codes and clients needs. (CSU)

FCS 15 Selected Topics: Family and
Consumer Sciences Units 1-2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one of the specialized areas of family and consumer sciences not already covered by existing curricula. (CSU)

FCS 19 Human Development Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an integration of the biological, cognitive, and psychological aspects of human development throughout the lifespan. The course is a study of the developmental tasks facing individuals at various points in the life cycle and the ways social interaction and cultural institutions shape the development of the individual. The course is designed as a foundation course for careers in educational, social service, psychological, and health fields. (UC, CSU)

FCS 21 Child Development Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an analysis of the dynamics of growth from infancy to adolescence. Cognitive, physical, and social-emotional development are discussed. Special emphasis is placed on psychoanalytic, behaviorist, and cognitive theories. (UC, CSU, CAN FCS 14)

FCS 22 Adolescent Development Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an analysis of the physical, cognitive, and social-emotional growth from puberty to adulthood. The course covers the major social roles the adolescent is called upon to play in family, peer group, school, and the larger socio-cultural environment. Special attention is given to the psycho-sexual roles of men and women, the young person's choices of a career and lifestyle, the difficulties in communication between generations, and the transition from childhood to the full role of adult. (UC, CSU)

FCS 23 Marriage and the Family Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an interdisciplinary approach to marriage and family interpersonal relationships, changing family roles, sexuality, cultural diversity of families, the family life cycle, parenthood, and contemporary family issues. Special emphasis is placed on making choices, communication in relationships, understanding flexibility in family structures, and resolving interpersonal problems. (CSU, CAN FCS 12)

FCS 25 Studying and Observing Children Units 2
Prerequisites: Reading level II; FCS 21 or concurrent enrollment.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is of interest to the student considering careers working with children. The course is designed to increase the student understanding of methods used to observe and record children's growth and development. Time is spent observing, recording, and analyzing the behavior of children as they interact with teachers and peers. Skills needed for working with children are reviewed. (CSU)

FCS 26 Child, Family, and Community Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine the effect family and community have on a child's development. Interaction between the child, family, peers, school, and community is explored. (CSU)

FCS 27 Human Development Community
Service Practicum Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge of services available to children and families through the various child and family service agencies. As a result of class discussions and volunteering in agencies, the student gains practical work experience, in-depth knowledge of the services provided by the agencies, and information regarding career opportunities. (CSU)

FCS 28 Health and Safety in Child Care Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the teacher or child care provider who works in child development centers or family day care homes. Health and safety issues in child care are identified. Licensing regulations pertaining to prevention of infectious disease, recognizing signs of child illness, preparation for emergencies, and the caregiver's responsibility for children's health are discussed. (CSU)

FCS 29 Early Childhood Experiences:
Arts and Sciences Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II; FCS 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the early childhood education curriculum in creative arts, science, mathematics, health, nutrition, music, creative movement, dramatic play, manipulative materials, and outdoor activities. The course includes the planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of learning for young children. (CSU)

FCS 30 Early Childhood Experiences:
Language Arts Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the language arts curriculum in early childhood education and the planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of language experiences for young children. Focus is on the development of a positive attitude toward books, reading, verbal expression, and listening skills. (CSU)

FCS 31A E.C.E. Theory: Working with
Children Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 21.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to teach in various types of Early Childhood Education (E.C.E) programs. The course emphasizes methodologies to stimulate healthy growth and a positive self-image in children 2 1/2 to 5 years. The history of and current trends in E.C.E. are discussed. (CSU)

FCS 31B ECE Theory: Early Cognitive
Learning Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 31A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to teach in various types of Early Childhood Education (E.C.E.) programs. The course examines how the young child learns. The theories of Piaget, Montessori, and Skinner are emphasized as a basis for curriculum planning. (CSU)

FCS 32A Early ECE Practicum Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 31A or concurrent enrollment; all students must obtain medical verification of absence of TB (this is required by State law). Limitation on Enrollments: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the student prepare to teach in various types of early childhood education programs. Observing, planning, and implementing learning experiences are exercised as a student teacher in the College's preschool. (CSU)

FCS 32B ECE Practicum Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 32A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: Medical verificaiton of absence of tuberculosis, complete a criminal record clearance, a health evaluation, and fingerprinting as required by State law.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to teach in various types of early childhood education programs. Observing, planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate learning experiences are exercised as a student teacher in San Joaquin Delta College's Child Development Center or placement with a mentor teacher. Writing learning objectives, assessing children's behavior, and preparing a professional portfolio is required of all students. (CSU)

FCS 33 Infant Development and Caregiving Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide an examination of the components of quality infant caregiving. Individual differences, developmental stages, health and safety, state licensing requirements, and planning the environment are discussed. The impact of cultural differences and parental attitudes is explored. (CSU)

FCS 34 Children With Special Needs Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to increase skills in identifying, screening, and referring children with special needs. Strategies for meeting individual needs in an early childhood setting are examined. (CSU)

FCS 35 Nutrition and Food for Children Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to emphasize methods of preparing food for children and with children and to encourage good eating habits. Basic nutrition for the childhood years and the use of food as a teaching tool in various curriculum areas are discussed. (CSU)

FCS 36 Activities and Environments for
School Age Child Care Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to focus on the planning, implementation, and evaluation of creative and educational activities suitable for school-age children in child-care programs. Emphasis is placed on providing experiences which stimulate growth, discovery, and learning. (CSU)

FCS 37 Administration of Child
Care Programs Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to direct public and private child care programs. the course examines topics such as staff selection and supervision, licensing requirements, employment laws, and budgeting. (CSU)

FCS 38 Development and Financial Management
of Child Care Programs Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to cover fiscal matters crucial to the start-up and success of preschool and child care programs. Principles of financial management, personnel management and licensing requirements are covered. This course is of interest to the child care administrators or individual interested in the development and management of child care programs. (CSU)

FCS 39 Infant Toddler Practicum Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 33.
Limitations on Enrollment: Medical verification of absence of tuberculosis within last 12 months and fingerprint clearance required by State of California Title 22 Regulations.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to teach in an infant or toddler center. The student plans, implements, and evaluates developmentally appropriate activities for infants and toddlers. The course includes practice in setting up an appropriate environment, techniques of observing and recording behavior, and positive guidance techniques. (CSU)

FCS 40 Introduction to Fashion
Merchandising Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to marketing of fashion goods from raw materials to production and retail distribution. Methods of predicting consumer demand, buying, pricing, promoting, and coordinating accessories are analyzed. (CSU)

FCS 41 Fashion Product Knowledge Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge of fashion as it relates to value, durability, versatility, and the price of goods in the market place. An in-depth analysis of apparel and accessories for women, men, and children is covered. (CSU)

FCS 42 Textiles Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to textiles which includes the study of fibers, yarn, fabric construction, coloring, and finishes. Emphasis is placed on fabric performance, serviceability, and the consumer's role in the textile field. (UC, CSU, CAN H EC 6)

FCS 43 Origins of Fashion Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a survey of the history of clothing as reflected in political, economic, and social trends. The students traces the evolution of garments and the specific periods in which they were popular. (CSU)

FCS 44 Clothing in Contemporary Society Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of clothing and its relationship to culture, society, and the individual. The psychological and sociological influences of dress, the physical aspects of appearance, the elements and principles of design as they relate to clothing selection, and wardrobe coordination are discussed. (CSU, CAN H EC 20)

FCS 45 Fashion Sales and Promotion Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with different activities in fashion promotion. Promotional techniques covered include personal selling, fashion show, special events, advertising, and publicity. (CSU)

FCS 46 Visual Merchandising Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic techniques of effective visual merchandising, including history, terminology, types, components, and the structure of visual merchandising departments. Course activities include designing and constructing visual displays. (CSU)

FCS 47A Clothing Construction Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the selection and use of sewing equipment, fabric and patterns, interpretation and use of commercial patterns, pattern alterations, and construction techniques. Careers in the sewing industry are discussed. (CSU, CAN FCS 10)

FCS 47B Clothing Construction Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 47A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the application and evaluation of advanced clothing construction techniques, pattern alterations, and fitting. New and unique fashion fabrics and shaping materials are used. Emphasis is on pattern alterations and garment fitting. (CSU)

FCS 48A Flat Pattern Design Units 3
Prerequisites: Reading level II.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the technique of flat pattern-making and basic slopers for the bodice, sleeve, and skirt. Use of slopers as a foundation for designing patterns for shirts, blouses, and skirts are analyzed. (CSU)

FCS 48B Fashion Apparel Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 48A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of the development of patterns into slopers for the designing and styling of slacks, jumpsuits, culottes, and dresses. A basic sloper is used to design cut-in-one dresses. (CSU)

FCS 49A Custom Clothing Techniques Units 2-3
Prerequisites: FCS 47A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide information on custom dressmaking and tailoring techniques which are found in luxury-priced designer apparel and haute couture designs. (CSU)

FCS 49B Custom Clothing Techniques Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 49A.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of practical applications of custom clothing techniques. The student designs original garments using various custom clothing and haute couture techniques. (CSU)

FCS 50H Special Studies: Family and
Consumer Sciences Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Completion of entry level Family & Consumer Sciences courses with a grade of B or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to any student qualified to do advanced work in the field of family and consumer sciences or closely related areas. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study, and the course may be repeated for maximum of four units. (CSU)

FCS 51 Fashion Illustration Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to develop graphic skills necessary for the student planning a fashion career. Emphasis is placed on capturing fashion styles and ideas and translating them to paper. (CSU)

FCS 52 Fashion Field Study Units 2-4
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enable the student to apply merchandising principles to job situations. Experience gained as a result of this course familiarizes the student with career options. (CSU)

FCS 60A Parent Toddler Learning Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to factors involved in planning quality care for toddlers. Basic principles of growth and development are discussed with emphasis on how caregivers can facilitate development of toddlers. (CSU)

FCS 60B Parent Toddler Communication Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an emphasis on adult involvement in the educational process. Course content includes early toddlerhood versus late toddlerhood, common adjustment problems of toddlers, learning through play, and transition from toddlerhood to preschool years. (CSU)

FCS 61A Parent Child Learning Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an emphasis on the involvement of the parent in the educational process. The course content includes preschool adjustment, preschool evaluation, setting learning goals, and home-school partnership. (CSU)

FCS 61B Parent Child Communication Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an emphasis on parent involvement in the educational process. The course content includes stages of development, problems with preschoolers, evaluating learning environments, community resources, and kindergarten readiness. (CSU)

FCS 62 Positive Parenting Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the parent attain meaningful interaction with his or her children and to learn the skills of effective disciplines, open communication, and values clarification.

FCS 63 Child Discipline Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the preschool teacher and parent with theory and techniques related to discipline. Topics include definitions of cultural differences and practical approaches to discipline.

FCS 64 Impact of Violence on Children
and Families Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 21 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to explore the impact of violence on the physical and psychological well-being of the child, the family, and the early childhood caregiver. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness as the foundation for understanding and implementing appropriate violence prevention and intervention strategies. (CSU)

FCS 70 Introduction to Family Day Care Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to current licensing regulations, insurance, and record keeping requirements which affect the operation of family day-care homes. The student is introduced to child development principles and age appropriate activities suitable to small groups and home environments.

FCS 71 Children, Imagination, and Books Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is recommended for the student, parent, and educator who wants a better understanding of how books contribute to the creativity, language, and emotional development of young children. Emphasis is placed on the selection and evaluation of children's literature and the ways to use books to enrich the lives of children.

FCS 72 Play and Learning Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an examination of play as a learning process of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Social, physical, and intellectual benefits of play are analyzed. The cross-cultural aspects of play are emphasized. This course is recommended for the teacher, caregiver, or parent.

FCS 73 Preschool Art Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a study of art experiences for children 2 to 6 years of age as it relates to the individual child's growth and development. The course is designed for the preschool, child care, and kindergarten teacher, teacher aide, and parent.

FCS 74 Preschool Science Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to help the parent and those working with children in exploring children's environments. Science education theory and practical activities are presented.

FCS 76 Early Childhood Education
Adult Supervision Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to supervise, evaluate, and support the performance of adults in an early childhood classroom. The skills necessary to meet adult needs while sinultaneously meeting the needs of children are examined. The relationship of the physical environment of the classroom to ease of supervision is stressed.

FCS 80 Selected Topics: Family and
Consumer Sciences Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of family and consumer sciences not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

FCS 81 Wardrobe Planning Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to examine factors that influence wardrobe planning including color, texture, pattern design, and figure types. Purchasing guidelines and clothing fit are also included.

FCS 82 Sewing for Children Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to place emphasis on sewing techniques which produce durable, comfortable, attractive, and economical children's clothes. Selection of patterns, fabric and notions; construction methods and special techniques for children's clothing are covered in this course.

FCS 83 Issues in Early Childhood
Education Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer a broad understanding of current issues in early childhood education from several perspectives. The course is offered in conjunction with the annual early childhood education full day conference. Units in this course do not count toward the Associate Degree.

FCS 84 Clothing Alterations and Fit Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 47A with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with skills necessary to fit and alter ready-to-wear or custom garments to customer specifications. The student learns techniques for operating home and commercial sewing machines, pressing equipment, and sewing tools. Business opportunities in alterations and fit are emphasized.

FCS 90 Nutrition and Cooking Skills Units 1.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed for the individual with developmental disabilities seeking independent living status. Topics covered include cooking techniques and pertinent nutrition information.

FCS 91 Medical Nutrition Therapy Units 3
Prerequisites: FCS 6.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to increase the student's knowledge of the use of foods and nutrients for the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, vascular disease, and cancer. Enteral and parenteral delivery of nutrition are reviewed. Nutritional concerns related to maternal and child health are covered. Emphasis is placed on application of knowledge to patient care. This course is suited for the student planning a career in nursing, other health professions, and food service in health care institutions.

FCS 93V Work Experience:
Family and Consumer Studies Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the family and consumer studies work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreements.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student employed in family and consumer studies. The course objectives are developed by the the student in consultation with his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.

FCS 99A Meeting the Developmental
Needs of Children at Risk Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enhance the student's understandings of the basic needs of children at risk. Techniques to enhance the growth and development of foster and adoptive children are presented.

FCS 99B Sexual Development and Signs
of Sexual Abuses Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enhance the student's understandings of development issues related to sexuality, to recognize sexual abuse, and the appropriate responses to children who have been abused. The focus of this course is upon foster and adoptive children.

FCS 99C Supporting Relationships between
Children and Their Families Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to identify the ongoing role birth families play in development of foster and adoptive children. Methods for involving birth families in meeting children's developmental needs are outlined.

FCS 99D The Child Welfare Team Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to identify the role of the foster or adoptive parent as a member of the child welfare team. Emphasis is on the development of skills needed to function as a team member.

FCS 99E Nurturing Lifetime Relationships Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enhance the students understanding of the goals of foster or adoptive parenting. Methods of helping children achieve safe and nurturing lifetime relationships are discussed.

FCS 99F Using Discipline to Protect and
Nurture Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to identify methods of discipline that can be utilized by the foster or adoptive parents to protect, nurture, and meet the developmental needs of children.

FCS 99G Promoting Children's Personal and
Cultural Identity Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to identify the importance of promoting the self-esteem of the foster or adoptive child through personal history and culture. Techniques for promoting a positive sense of identity are emphasized.

FCS 99H The Impact of Placement on
Foster Families Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to enhance the foster parent's understanding of the effect fostering can have on families. Emphasis is placed on methods to manage change and minimize stress.

FCS 99I The Impact of Chemical Dependency
on Children and Families Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the effects of chemical dependency on children and families. Emphasis is placed on the foster and adoptive experience.

FCS 99J Children in Biracial/Bi-Ethnic
Families Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to isseus pertaining to the unique needs of the biracial/bi-ethnic child and family. Emphasis is placed on the foster and adoptive experience.

FCS 99K Reducing Risk/Vulnerability in Children
Through Resiliency Trning Units 0.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to introduce the student to the relationship of resiliency and the probability of a child`s success or failure. Emphasis is placed on how to assist foster, adoptive, and chidren in the care of relatives, develop resiliency.

Fire Technology

FIRE 69V Internship: Fire Technology Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the fire technology internship. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including internship units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to internship. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of internship program objectives and an employer internship agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student participating in an occupational internship in fire technology. Application of discipline-related skills and knowledge of Secretaries Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) competencies is emphasized. Each student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college internship instructor. (CSU)

FIRE 70 Fire Protection Organization Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting fire services, fire service nomenclature, specific protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics. Fire protection systems and fire strategy and tactics are introduced.

FIRE 71 Fire Prevention Technology Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation and fire safety education. The course provides skills necessary for California Fire Service Training and Education System, Certified Firefighter I and Fire Inspector I.

FIRE 72 Fire Protection Equipment
and Systems Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide 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.

FIRE 73 Building Construction for
Fire Protection Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to study the components of building construction that relate to fire/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 fires/collapse emergencies. The development and evolution of building and fire codes is studied in relationship to past fires/collapses in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.

FIRE 74 Fire Behavior and Combustion Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to: present theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled; an in-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents; and fire control techniques.

FIRE 75 Fire Hydraulics Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to review the theory of water at rest and in motion, engineering principles and formulas, and calculations of hydraulic and water supply problems. The course includes Fire Underwriter's requirements for pumps and the "rapid rule" for fire ground operations.

FIRE 76 Instructional Planning in
Fire Science Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student to develop a course outline to identify adult learning concepts and techniques and provide a practical teaching demonstration of fire courses and curriculum utilizing adult learning methods and strategies. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Services curriculum for Fire Instructor 1A.

FIRE 77 Instructional Techniques Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with a variety of methods and techniques to evaluate teaching and learning of fire courses and curriculum. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Services curriculum for Fire Instructor 1B.

FIRE 78 Fire Management Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of supervision and management concepts and practices and theories of the fire service. The course provides an overview of basic supervisory and managerial skills required in decision-making, delegating, personnel motivation, communicating, and other managerial responsibilities. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Services curriculum for Fire Management I.

FIRE 79 Fire Investigation Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. The focus of this course is to provide information on fire scene indicators and to introduce the student to investigation concepts of the fire service. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Investigation 1A.

FIRE 80 Introduction to Fire Prevention Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with a review of the relationship between fire safety education and fire prevention training programs. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Prevention 1A.

FIRE 81 Fire Prevention Practices Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed ot prepare the student ot identify the responsibility and authority for fire prevention inspections and related activities. This course is consistent with Calfornia State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Prevention 1B.

FIRE 82 Confined Space Rescue Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to prepare the student in the fire service to identify and evaluate hazardous atmospheres and hazardous materials nad to conduct hazard mitigation encountered during fire operations. This course satisfies the California State Fire Marshal's minimum requirement for confined space rescue training.

FIRE 90 Selected Topics: Fire Technology Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of fire technology not already covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.

FIRE 90J Techniques of Fire Investigation Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with an insight on the motives of arsonists. The focus of the course is to provide information on witness and suspect interviewing and interrogation techniques, evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation, including crime scene photography and trace evidence. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Investigation 1B.

FIRE 90K Fire Command Operations Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with information on the Incident Command System and its relationship to the fireground. This course will involve fireground operations at multiple alarm responses to structure fires, not including high-rise buildings. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Command 2A.

FIRE 90L Advanced Fire Protection Practices Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with information to identify the physical properties of flammable liquids and gases, combustible liquids, and compressed gases. This course will focus on the safe storage and handling of flammable liquids and gases. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Prevention 1C.

FIRE 90M Fire Vehicle Operations Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with information to identify the traffic regulations related to the operation of emergency fire apparatus. This course will focus on the theories and principles of defensive driving, and preventative maintenance strategies related to the operation of an emergency fire vehicle. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Driver/Operator 1A.

FIRE 90N Fire Apparatus Emergency
Operations Units 1
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with information to safely operate emergency fire apparatus. This course will focus on developing the skills needed to complete the California Department of Motor Vehicles driving test for a class 2 license. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Driver/Operator 1A.

FIRE 90O Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student in the fire service with information to efficiently use both water and equipment to extinguish a fire with minimum damage. This course will focus on calculations, which indicate the conditions essential to the production of a fire stream, and understanding the terms used in fire ground hydraulics. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Driver/Operator 1B.

FIRE 90P Rescue Systems Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with information and training on urban search and rescue planning, management, and operations. This course will focus on rescuer safety, search terminology, procedures and resources, and medical care for victims. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Rescue Systems 1.

FIRE 91 Basic Fire Academy Units 10
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FIRE 70 and FIRE 72; H S 75 or H S 77B or current First Responder certification; reading level II or reading level I with concurrent enrollment in reading.
Limitations on Enrollment: No felony convictions; proof of medical fitness and medical insurance.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide in-service and pre-service basic skills for the student of fire service. This course satisfies the California State Fire Marshall (CSFM) and State Board of Fire Services curriculum for Firefighter I.

FIRE 91V Work Experience:
Fire Technology Units 1-8
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: The student must enroll in a course that is directly related to the fire technology work experience. The student must enroll in a minimum of 7 units during the semester including work experience units. For summer session, the student must enroll in one related course in addition to work experience. The combined total number of units a student may take in internship, work experience, and occupational practice may not exceed a maximum of 16 units. Participation requires submission and approval of work experience program objectives and an employer work experience agreement.
Advisories: GUID 30, 31, 32, 33.

This course is designed for the student employed in fire science. The course objectives are developed by the student in consultation with his or her supervisor. The student is engaged in a specific research project or on-the-job learning activities under the supervision of a worksite supervisor and a college work experience instructor. To register, complete an application form available at the Applied Science and Technology Division office, Holt 140.

FIRE 92 Fire Investigation Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to present theories and fundamentals of fire/explosion investigation techniques. The course material includes theory of legal search and seizure, burn pattern analysis, collection of evidence, ignition sources, fire investigations of structures, vehicles and wildland, report writing, and testifying in court as a fire cause and origin expert. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal Curriculum Fire Investigation 1A.

FIRE 95A Fire Command, Strategy and Tactics Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire command and fire control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground.

FIRE 95B Incident Command Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to provide the student with a review of incident command procedures with emphasis on those principles relative to hazardous materials incidents. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshall curriculum for Command 1B.

Food Technology

FOOD 30 Wines and Winemaking Units 3
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to wine technology including history, fermentation, production practices, wine types, and the wine industry in San Joaquin County, California and other wine producing areas. (UC, CSU)

FOOD 50H Special Studies: Food
Science Technology Units 2
Prerequisites: Completion of survey course with grade of "B" or better and presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and division chairperson.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is open to the student qualified to do advanced work in the field. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study, and the course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)

French

FREN 1 Elementary French Units 5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French cultures. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 2, CAN FREN Seq A with both FREN 1 and 2)

FREN 2 Elementary French Units 5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 1 or 52.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French cultures. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 4, CAN FREN Seq A with both FREN 1 and 2)

FREN 3 Intermediate French Units 5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 2 or 54.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer continued study of the French language and French cultures. Efforts to improve reading and composition skills are based on both contemporary and traditional selection. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 8, CAN FREN Seq B with both FREN 3 and 4)

FREN 4 Intermediate French Units 5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 3.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer continued study of the French language and French cultures. Efforts to improve reading and composition skills are based on both contemporary and traditional selection. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 10, CAN FREN Seq B with both FREN 3 and 4)

FREN 36A Introductory French Conversation Units 2
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 1 or FREN 51.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to strengthen fundamental communication patterns based on typical daily situations. (CSU)

FREN 36B Beginning French Conversation Units 2
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 2 or 53.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to achieve conversational ability based on typical daily situations. (CSU)

FREN 38A Special Assignment: Listening Units 2
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of FREN 1 or 51.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a skill-building course with an emphasis on listening. The course is designed to meet the special need of the student. The course is offered for individual or group study. (CSU)

FREN 38B Special Assignment:
Pronunciation Units 2
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of FREN 1 or 51.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a skill-building course with an emphasis on pronunciation. The course is designed to meet the special need of the student. The course is offered for individual or group study. (CSU)

FREN 38C Special Assignment: Reading Units 2
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of FREN 1 or FREN 51.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a skill-building course with an emphasis on reading. The course is designed to meet the special need of the student. The course is offered for individual or group study. (CSU)

FREN 38D Special Assignment: Writing Units 2
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or completion of FREN 1 or 51.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is a skill-building course with an emphasis on writing. The course is designed to meet the special need of the student. The course is offered for individual or group study. (CSU)

FREN 50H Special Studies: French Units 1-2
Prerequisites: Presentation of a project acceptable to the instructor and the division chairperson; FREN 4 with grade of "B" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to allow the student to do advanced work in the language. The course includes research, directed reading, field work, or other advanced study. The course may be repeated for a maximum total of four units. (CSU)

FREN 51 Elementary French Units 2.5
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French culture. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The combined five units of FREN 51 and FREN 52 are equivalent to FREN 1. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 2 with both FREN 51 and 52, CAN FREN Seq A with FREN 51, 52, 53, and 54)

FREN 52 Elementary French Units 2.5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 51 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French culture. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The combined five units of FREN 51 and 52 are equivalent to FREN 1. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 2 with both FREN 51 and 52, CAN FREN Seq A with FREN 51, 52, 53, and 54)

FREN 53 Elementary French Units 2.5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 1 or 52 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French culture. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The combined five units of FREN 53 and 54 are equivalent to FREN 2. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 4 with both FREN 53 and 54, CAN FREN Seq A with FREN 51, 52, 53, and 54)

FREN 54 Elementary French Units 2.5
Prerequisites: Successful completion of FREN 53 with a grade of "C" or better.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is an introduction to the French language and French culture. Emphasis is placed on the following skills in the order given: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The combined five units of FREN 53 and 54 are equivalent to FREN 2. (UC, CSU, CAN FREN 4 with both FREN 53 and 54, CAN FREN Seq A with FREN 51, 52, 53, and 54)

FREN 75 Selected Topics: French Units 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None; exempt from assessment testing.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This course is designed to offer instruction in one or more of the specialized areas of French not covered by the existing curriculum. Units in this course do not count toward an associate degree.


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