Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE-101  Introduction to Fire Technology  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides an introduction to fire protection; career opportunities; 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 the fire service; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; fire strategy and tactics.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-102  Fundamentals of Fire Prevention  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of fire codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-106  Fundamentals of Fire Behavior and Combustion  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides the student with fundamental information and knowledge of the physical and chemical characteristics of matter, fire, hazardous materials, extinguishing agents and fire control techniques.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-107  Fire Apparatus and Equipment  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the student to the Driver/Operator job position in the fire service. This course will analyze fire apparatus design, specifications and performance capabilities; effective utilization of apparatus in fire service emergencies. This course will allow students to solve hydraulics calculations and examine the physical characteristics of water and water supply systems.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-108  Fundamentals of Fire Investigation  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides information for determining causes of fires that may be accidental, incendiary, natural, or undetermined. This course also provides information on different types of arson fires, related laws, recognizing and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and suspects, arrest and detention procedures, court procedures, and giving court testimony.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-109  Fundamentals of Fire Protection and Equipment  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: FIRE-101 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-115  Building Construction for Fire Protection  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course studies the components of building construction that relate to fire 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. The development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancy.

Recommended Preparation: Completion of FIRE-101 or concurrent enrollment in FIRE-101 or be a volunteer or career firefighter.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-117  Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational  

1 Unit (LEC 16-18)

This course provides public safety workers and first responders with an improved capability to respond to Hazardous Materials events in a safe and competent manner.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-121  Fundamentals of Wild Land Fire Fighting  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course provides fundamental information on all aspects of wild land fire fighting including wild land fire safety, fire behavior, and the incident command system and resource usage. The course also describes new advances in technology used in wild land fire suppression such as fire-blocking gels and the use of GPS.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-122  Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the National Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services. Field Trips may occur when available.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-299  Special Projects: Fire Technology  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Fire Technology classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only

FIRE-549  Cooperative Work Experience: Fire Technology (formerly FIRE-149)  

0.5-8 Units CWE Paid 75-300/Unpaid 60-240

This course is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the students' educational or occupational goal (Title 5 section 55252). Students may earn a maximum of (8) semester credit hours during one enrollment period. Students may earn up to a total of 16 semester credit hours for all Cooperative Work Experience Education. Offered as pass/no pass only. (formerly FIRE 149)

Other Enrollment Criteria: Each student must be enrolled for the full semester and have completed one course in the discipline. A training agreement must be completed prior to registration. Please refer to the Cooperative Work Experience Student Handbook for specific information.

Transfers to CSU only