Fire Science

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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 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 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: 3 Total Sections: 3
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