Fire Science

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FS 40 FIRE SERVICE SKILLS 1.5 Units [Limitation on Enrollment: Must be a firefighter from a contracted agency.] Covers special topics as on-going education to fire service personnel for required skillsance. maintenance. Includes duties andties of the responsibilities of the fire service in order to maintain a state of readiness. [D]
FS 40 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
82347 FS 40 E1 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 2*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2013 Ends: 12/15/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
82348 FS 40 E2 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 10*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2013 Ends: 12/15/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
82349 FS 40 E3 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 0*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2013 Ends: 12/15/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
82350 FS 40 E4 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 5*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2013 Ends: 12/15/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
82351 FS 40 E5 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 1*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2013 Ends: 12/15/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 101 FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION 3 Units Introduction to the following: 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 the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire-protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics. [D; CSU]
FS 101 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80605 FS 101 301 09:00AM-11:50AM T 4414 Roof,Kevin 18 1*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
80606 FS 101 531 ONLINE ONLINE ONLINE Hall,Darren 8 1*
ONLINE
Begins: 10/21/2013 Ends: 12/12/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 102 FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] Theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. In-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents, and fire- control techniques. [D; CSU]
FS 102 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80607 FS 102 360 06:00PM-08:50PM W 4414 Bowlin,Stephen 18 6*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 103 FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY 3 Units Grade only. Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization, and operation of a fire prevention bureau. Includes the use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards. Emphasizes the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation and fire and life safety education. [D; CSU]
FS 103 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80608 FS 103 301 09:00AM-11:50AM TH 4500 Duarte,Luis 18 4*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 104 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] 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. [D; CSU]
FS 104 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80609 FS 104 360 06:00PM-08:50PM TH 4500 Velasquez,Jaime 18 18*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 106 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] Provides the components of building construction that relate to fire safety. Focuses on firefighter safety. Demonstrates that elements of construction and design of structures are key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. [D; CSU]
FS 106 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80610 FS 106 301 09:00AM-10:15AM MW 4414 Roof,Kevin 18 6*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 107 FIRE FIGHTER PHYSICAL AGILITY PREPARAT ION 3 Units Designed to improve the health and fitness capabilities of firefighters and potential firefighters. Provides the necessary skills to pass Fire Department physical exams including the Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) exam, which is a requirement for employment by most fire agencies. [D]
FS 107 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80611 FS 107 301 10:30AM-11:20AM MW 4310 Roof,Kevin 18 11*
    11:30AM-12:45PM MW 4310      
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 290 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE I 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: FS 101 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Fire Science major. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Fire Science major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.] Provides students work experience in a fire station performing skills for which they have been certified or demonstrated competence. Field performance will be supervised and evaluated by a fire captain. [D; CSU]
FS 290 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80615 FS 290 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 10*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 291 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE II 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: FS 290 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Fire Science major. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Fire Science major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.] Provides students work experience in a fire station performing skills for which they have been certified or demonstrated competence. Field performance will be supervised and evaluated by a fire captain. [D; CSU]
FS 291 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80616 FS 291 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 18*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 292 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE III 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: FS 291 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Fire Science major. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class directly related to the Fire Science major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an internship class.] Provides students work experience in a fire station performing skills for which they have been certified or demonstrated competence. Field performance will be supervised and evaluated by a fire captain. [D; CSU]
FS 292 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80617 FS 292 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 20*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 293 FIRE SCIENCE COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE IV 2 Units Grade only. [Prerequisite: FS 292 or equivalent. Limitation on Enrollment: Declared Fire Science major. Recommended Concurrent Enrollment: Enrollment in one other class related to the Fire Science major in order to apply learned theory in a practical hands-on setting through an intership class.] Provides students work experience in a fire station performing skills for which they have been certified or demonstrated competence. Field performance will be supervised and evaluated by a fire captain. [D; CSU]
FS 293 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
80618 FS 293 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 20*
    TBA-TBA TBA      
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM
FS 295F FIREFIGHTING, BASIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQU ES 2 Units Fee: $25. Introduces the applied operation and maintenance of basic rescue and fire suppression apparatus and equipment. Includes topics in forcible entry techniques, search and rescue, physical fitness training and the use of ropes, ladders and other equipment. Intended for students majoring in the field of fire technology or those interested in fire service careers. [D]
FS 295F Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
82343 FS 295F 360 04:00PM-04:50PM T 4500 Bidinger,Kurt 18 19*
    05:00PM-08:50PM T 4500      
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/19/2013 Ends: 12/20/2013
*Open seats as of Friday, November 1, 2013 8:27 AM

Total Courses: 12 Total Sections: 17
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