Fire Science

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FS 30 EMERGENCY SERVICES PHYSICAL FITNESS AND NUTRITION 5.5 Units Grade only. Covers key aspects of the theory and application of physical fitness for emergency services personnel. Introduces a comprehensive presentation of nutritional topics to develop positive lifetime health behaviors and to improve personal wellness. Provides the necessary skills to pass both fire department physical candidate exams and fire academies. [D]
FS 30 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90272 FS 30 301 01:30PM-02:40PM MWF 4310 Ungar,Ronald 18 0*
    02:50PM-04:20PM MWF 4310      
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
FS 33 FIREFIGHTING, BASIC SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES 3 Units Grade only. 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. (Formerly FS 295F.) [D]
FS 33 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90273 FS 33 360 04:00PM-05:50PM T 4500 Bidinger,Kurt 18 11*
    06:00PM-08:50PM T 4500      
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY, EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
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
90275 FS 40 E1 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 2*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2014 Ends: 12/15/2014
For Participating Agencies 80 total hours to be scheduled
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
90276 FS 40 E2 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 7*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2014 Ends: 12/15/2014
For Participating Agencies 80 total hours to be scheduled
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
90277 FS 40 E3 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 4*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2014 Ends: 12/15/2014
For Participating Agencies 80 total hours to be scheduled
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
90278 FS 40 E4 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 8*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2014 Ends: 12/15/2014
For Participating Agencies 80 total hours to be scheduled
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
90279 FS 40 E5 TBA-TBA TBA TBA Roof,Kevin 25 4*
EXTENSION SITE - DAY
Begins: 7/1/2014 Ends: 12/15/2014
For Participating Agencies 80 total hours to be scheduled
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88718 FS 101 301 09:00AM-11:50AM W 4414 Koch,Simmon 18 2*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
FS 102 FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION 3 Units [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] Introduces theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Provides 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
88720 FS 102 301 09:00AM-11:50AM TH 4414 Bowlin,Stephen 18 0*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88723 FS 106 301 09:00AM-12:05PM M 4414 Hogueisson,Lawrence 18 13*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM
FS 108 FIRE DEPARTMENT SAFETY OFFICER 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] Provides contemporary firefighter students insight into safety concepts, guiding regulations, codes, laws, and standards. Includes reading buildings, smoke, risk analysis, and firefighter decision making. Emphasizes the duties of an Incident Safety Officer in structure firefighting, wildland firefighting, and other hazardous incidents. (Formerly FS 295E.) [D; CSU]
FS 108 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90274 FS 108 301 09:00AM-11:50AM T 4414 Breton,Gary 18 14*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88725 FS 290 631 TBA-TBA TBA   18 11*
    09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88726 FS 291 631 TBA-TBA TBA   18 19*
    09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88727 FS 292 631 TBA-TBA TBA   18 20*
    09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 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
88728 FS 293 631 TBA-TBA TBA   18 20*
    09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, September 15, 2014 7:59 AM

Total Courses: 11 Total Sections: 15
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