||College Composition I
ENG 101. College Composition I (3). ENG 1101. Composing expository and argumentative essays for specific audiences. Emphasis on the processes of writing, reading and critical thinking. Introduction to research and documentation. Prerequisite: Satisfactory score on the English skills assessment; or a grade of "C" or better in ENG 100. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
2. Development strategies
6. Sentence Structure
8. Sources and Documentation
9. Surface Features
10. Critical Reading
11. Critical Thinking
1. Write focus statements. (1)
2. Apply reasoned development strategies. (2, 11)
3. Select and apply voice. (3, 11)
4. Use organizational strategies. (1, 2, 4, 6, 11).
5. Use and select details. (5, 7, 11)
6. Apply sentence structure strategies. (4, 6, 7)
7. Incorporate purposeful, varied and appropriate vocabulary. (1, 3, 5, 7, 11)
8. Locate, evaluate, integrate, and document information. (2, 8, 10, 11)
9. Apply conventions of standard written English. (7, 9, 10)
10. Evaluate and analyze professional and student writing. (7, 8, 10, 11)
11. Use persuasive reasoning. (2,4,7,11)
1. A minimum of 4500 words of student writing.
||Workplace Communication Skills
COM 135. Workplace Communication Skills (3). Oral and written workplace communication skills. Application of individual and group communication strategies to secure and maintain employment. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
1. Written Communication:
a. Letters of application, follow-up, offer/rejection, and/or acceptance/refusal
b. Application forms
d. Outlines of presentations
e. Evaluations of self and peers in individual and small group presentations
f. Email ethics and etiquette.
2. Oral Communication
a. Descriptions of effective communication and communication breakdown based on communication models
b. Giving and following instructions
c. Non-verbal communication experiments
d. Analyses of factors affecting communication
1. Listening activities
2. Denotation-connotation activities
e. Hypothetical job interviews
f. Large group discussions
g. Small group discussions
i. Informative and/or persuasive presentations
1. Use listening skills and oral presentations as modes of discovery, reflection, understanding and sustained disciplined reasoning. (2d1)
2. Generate organized, logical communication appropriate to the needs of a specific communication environment. (2b, 2d)
3. Use precise writing, speaking and listening for a variety of audiences and purposes. (1d, 2d1, 2d2, 2i)
4. Identify both the conscious and unconscious use of written, verbal and nonverbal communication. (1d, 2c)
5. Identify and interpret discourse in specific communication environments. (1f, 2h)
6. Express awareness of multiple meanings and perspectives of communication. (1f)
7. Describe a basic human communication model and its applications in work situations. (2a)
8. Prepare employment application materials. (1a, 1b, 1c)
9. Apply job interviewing techniques. (2e)
10. Apply communication skills in individual and group presentations. (1e, 2f,2g)
||Fire Service Intro & Orient
FSC 100. Fire Service Introduction and Orientation (3). Introduction to fire service, history and evaluation of fire department organization. Role of fire service in community. Includes departmental functions, management, techniques of firefighting, laws and ordinances and private fire protection. Essentials of firefighting including fire department operations, firefighting equipment and safety. Emphasis on the chemistry of fire and techniques of firefighting. Three lecture.
1. The fire service as a career
2. Early traditions and history
3. Fire service today
4. Fire department operations
5. Fire department organization
6. Fire behavior
7. Fireground and station safety
8. Ropes and knots
9. Water supply
10. Fire apparatus
11. Fire hose
12. Fire service ladders
13. Forcible entry
14. Search and rescue
16. Salvage and overhaul
17. Structural firefighting and organization
19. Firefighter maintenance
1. Explain the role and functions of public and private fire protection organizations.
2. Identify the entrance requirements and career opportunities for fire fighters.
3. Define major concerns in the fire service relating to apparatus, equipment and fire facilities.
4. Outline the major divisions of the fire department operations.
5. Describe the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fires and methods of fire control.
6. Demonstrate the proper rope inspection procedure as well as the established standard knots and hitches used by fire service.
7. Explain the care and use of fire equipment ladders.
8. Describe the standard hose rolls and carries used by the fire service.
9. Explain the need for proper ventilation.
10. Describe basic building construction and describe building features as they apply to firefighting.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of the self-contained breathing apparatus.
||Firefighter Cert Academy
FSC 105. Firefighter Certification Academy (10). Essentials of firefighting including fire department operations, firefighting equipment, and safety. Emphasis on the chemistry of fire, techniques of firefighting, and utilization of equipment in fire suppression. Preparation for State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I and II certification. Prerequisite: FSC 104. Eight lecture. Six lab.
1. Fire department organization
2. Fire behavior
3. Fireground and station safety
4. Ropes and knots
5. Water supply
6. Fire apparatus
7. Fire hose and evolutions
8. Fire service ladders and evolutions
9. Power tools
10. Building construction
11. Forcible entry
12. Search and rescue
14. Salvage and overhaul
15. Structural firefighting and organization
17. Special firefighting techniques and hazard emergencies
18. Firefighter maintenance
19. Fire prevention and fire investigations
20. Firefighter safety and survival techniques
1. Describe theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fires and methods of fire control.
2. Show the proper rope inspection procedure as well as the established standard knots and hitches used by the fire service.
3. Discuss the proper uses for various equipment/tools.
4. Explain the care and use of fire equipment ladders and perform basic ladder raises for multi-person ladders.
5. Describe the standard hose rolls and carries used by the fire service.
6. Explain the need for proper ventilation.
7. Show proper salvage cover placement and proper salvage and overhaul techniques.
8. Describe basic building construction and building features as they apply to firefighting.
9. Explain the reasons for and show ability to don the self-contained breathing apparatus and complete the crawl-through course.
10. Perform basic forcible entry through various barriers using the proper tools and procedures.
11. Successfully ventilate a structure utilizing both horizontal and vertical techniques with the proper equipment.
12. Explain the method and theory of fire cause determination as it applies to the firefighter to include securing the scene and legal considerations.
13. Explain the components of automatic sprinkler systems and the value of the systems.
14. Design an inspection program for their community.
15. Perform various drags, lifts, carries, wall breaching, narrow-space manipulation and hoisting techniques directly related to firefighter safety and self-survival.
||Firefight Recruit Academy
FSC 115. Firefighter Recruit Academy (4). Role and functions of the entry-level firefighter. Emphasis on practical aspects of fire suppression and operations. Three lecture. Two lab.
3. Fire behavior
c. Heat transfer
f. Control theory
g. Building construction awareness
h. Fire ground safety
c. Protection levels
1. Issue turnouts
d. Equipment demonstration
e. Self contained breathing apparatus
4. Rescue techniques
5. Emergency breathing
6. SCBA maze
f. Fire extinguishers
6. First Aid
2. Practical application testing
b. long and short boards
8. Salvage and overhaul
b. One and/or two person
9. Water supply
10. Hoses and appliances
a. Hose evolutions
1. Hydrant hook up
2. 1 1/2" pre-connect w/SCBA
3. Lay one dry/one wet
4. Double supply
5. 2 1/2" and 3" attack lines
11. Advancing and handling hose lines
12. Hazardous materials awareness
13. Ropes and knots
a. Types of ropes used
b. Inspection and care of ropes
c. Knots and hitches used
d. Raising equipmentDescribe the role of a basic firefighter.
14. Perform the functions required to safely respond to emergency situations.
15. Describe the components of a fire company.
16. Demonstrate basic knowledge of fire behavior.
17. Demonstrate the effective use of S.C.B.A. equipment, extrication tools, and other essential firefighting equipment.
18. Describe basic fire control techniques.
19. Administer first aid and treatment, and conduct search and rescue operations.
20. Demonstrate the ability to handle and advance a charged hose line.
21. Respond to safety hazards at an emergency scene.
22. Conduct basic salvage and overhaul functions.
||Haz Mat First Responder Op
FSC 104. Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations (2). Introduction to the major categories of hazardous materials. Includes detection, identification, scene management, basic training, equipment planning, strategy and tactics in the management of hazardous materials incidents. Preparation for Department of Emergency Services certificate. Two lecture.
1. The hazardous material problem
2. Recognizing and identifying hazardous materials
3. Flammable hazardous materials
4. Reactive hazardous materials
5. Toxic hazardous materials
6. Basic equipment and safety practices
7. Size-up, tactics and strategy
8. Scene management
9. Pre-emergency planning
1. Identify various hazardous materials and their potential dangers.
2. Determine hazardous materials through the identification of placarding, labeling and shipping manifests.
3. Using basic equipment and safety practices, respond and control flammable, reactive and toxic hazardous materials incidents.
4. Use procedures necessary for effective size-up, tactical planning and scene management.
5. Comprehend systems for assessing possible intervention.
6. Identify the three-tier concept of hazardous materials planning.
1. Agency specific exam.
||Fund of Fire Prevention
FSC 135. Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3). Role and functions of fire prevention. Emphasis on practical, rather than theoretical, aspects of fire prevention. Three lecture.
1. Goals of fire prevention activities
a. History of major fires in America
b. Importance of fire prevention
c. Fire prevention organization
3. Private organizations
d. Roles of government
e. Inspection and enforcement
2. Fire prevention laws, regulations and standards
a. Laws and authority
b. Building codes
c. Fire prevention codes
d. Zoning ordinances and fire zones
e. Technical standards
f. Plans review programs
g. Fire protection engineering
h. Hazard marking systems
3. Building hazards and protection systems
a. Building construction terms and fire spread
b. Occupancy classification
c. Types of construction
d. Common problems in existing construction
e. Interior finish contents hazards
2. Other hazards
f. Fire sprinkler systems
4. Testing and inspection
g. Fire standpipes
1. Wet systems
2. Dry systems
h. Special hazard extinguishing systems
1. Portable extinguishers
2. Other systems
i. Fire alarm and detection systems
4. Installation and testing
4. Fire investigation and public education
b. Identify the point of origin
c. Establishing cause
d. Arson and case preparation
e. Fire investigation tools
f. Investigation reports
g. Public education
2. Special programs
5. Fire prevention and records and reports
a. Records and data utilization
b. Types of records retained
2. Violations found and corrected
3. Citations and permits issued
4. Building plans reviewed
5. Investigations and results
6. Public education activities
c. Retention periods for records
d. Utilizing records to support legislation
1. Define of the main issues relating to the national fire problem.
2. Recognize the need, responsibilities and importance of fire prevention organizations.
3. Understand the components of an inspection and the enforcement steps that are utilized.
4. Recognize the difference between laws, regulations and standards.
5. Understand the main structural components of building construction and their relationship to fire safety.
6. Explore the components and utilization of the various types of fire extinguishment, protection and alarm systems.
7. Understand the basic steps necessary for fire investigation.
8. Demonstrate the components of a fire prevention record and reporting system.
||Fire Occupational Safety
FSC 236. Firefighter Occupational Safety (3). Emphasis on awareness, training and research of equipment to develop a safety program meeting needs of the fire service to reduce injuries. Prerequisite: FSC 100 or FSC 105 or FSC 115. Three lecture.
1. Accident control concepts
2. Essentials of a safety program
3. Safe use of facilities
4. Station house operating procedures
5. Personnel protective equipment
6. Safety in training
7. Enroute hazards
8. The emergency scene
9. Special hazards
10. Inspection safety
11. Health considerations
1. Employ accident control concepts relating to fire service.
2. Prescribe safety procedures for personnel operating in the fire ground.
3. Employ safety standards in fire department facilities.
4. Explain standards for protective clothing and firefighting equipment.
5. Create safe training simulations.
6. Identify enroute hazards.
7. Analyze safety hazards at an emergency scene.
8. Develop and document inspection safety procedures.
||Technical Mathematics 1
MAT 100. Technical Mathematics (3). Review of arithmetic skills, proportions, percentages, exponents, algebraic equations of the first degree, basic geometry, and literal equations with applications designed for the student's own field of study. Prerequisite: MAT 082, or one year of high school algebra completed within the last 4 years, or a satisfactory score on the mathematics skills assessment. Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.
1. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of rational numbers
2. Ratio and Proportion
4. Rules of exponents
5. Fractional exponents and radicals
6. First degree equations
7. Literal equations
9. Measurement including the metric system
1. Add, subtract, multiply, and divide signed rational numbers.
2. Apply whole number exponent laws to simplify expressions.
3. Convert fractional exponents to radical form and radicals to fractional exponents.
4. Solve problems involving ratios and proportions.
5. Solve problems involving percentages.
6. Solve basic algebraic linear equations including those containing literal terms.
7. Identify basic geometric shapes and formulae.
8. Solve problems involving geometric shapes and perimeter, area and volume of those shapes.
9. Use measurement systems including the metric system.
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