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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 90Q Fire Investigation Techniques Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with an introduction and basic overview of fire scence investigation. The focus of this course is to provide information on explosives, surveillance methods, search warrants, and presentation of evidence in court. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Investigation 2A.

FIRE 90R Fire Investigation Report Preparation Units 2
Prerequisites: None.
Limitations on Enrollment: None.
Advisories: None.

This topic course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to the practical aspects of gathering, organizing, and preparing written reports. This course includes the techniques of communicating facts, information, and ideas effectively in a simple, clear, and logical manner. This course is consistent with California State Fire Marshal and State Board of Fire Service curriculum for Fire Investigation 2B.

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.




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