Fire Science

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FS 10 SKILLS PREPARATION FOR FIRE SERVICES 3 Units Grade only. Builds self-confidence and gives the students information to be competitive in the fire service. Includes simulated testing procedures and experience the testing challenges of fire departments. Recommended for students participating in the entrance exam given by fire departments. [D]
FS 10 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
90271 FS 10 360 06:00PM-08:50PM TH 4414 Roof,Kevin 18 6*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM
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, October 13, 2014 8:01 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, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 4*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 1*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
88721 FS 103 360 06:00PM-08:50PM W 4414 Duarte,Luis 18 15*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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
88722 FS 104 360 06:00PM-09:05PM M 4414 Velasquez,Jaime 18 4*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 16*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 17*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 11*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 19*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 20*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 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 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 18 20*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY
Begins: 8/18/2014 Ends: 12/19/2014
This is a Hybrid course. On campus meetings and online participation are required.
*Open seats as of Monday, October 13, 2014 8:01 AM

Total Courses: 13 Total Sections: 13
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On-campus meetings and participation are required.

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Honors courses provide enhanced admission opportunities, increased scholarship opportunities and special recognition on transcripts.

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