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
84562 FS 10 301 09:00AM-10:15AM MW 4414 Roof,Kevin 19 13*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85864 FS 101 360 06:00PM-08:50PM T 4414 Bidinger,Kurt 19 12*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
85865 FS 101 631 01:00PM-04:50PM T 4414 Breton,Gary 9 10*
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY Begins: 3/24/2014 Ends: 5/21/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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] [EFFECTIVE FALL 2014: DESCRIPTION. 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
84565 FS 102 301 09:00AM-11:50AM TH 4414 Bowlin,Stephen 19 12*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85866 FS 103 301 09:00AM-11:50AM T 4414 Duarte,Luis 19 16*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85867 FS 106 360 06:00PM-08:50PM W 4414 Roof,Kevin 19 6*
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
84569 FS 107 301 10:30AM-11:20AM MW 4414 Roof,Kevin 19 3*
    11:30AM-12:50PM MW 4302      
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
FS 110 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 3 Units Grade only. [Recommended Preparation: FS 101 or equivalent.] Introduction to hazardous chemicals, including their physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires, and accidents. Basic information regarding emergency procedures, legal requirements compliance with regulations, health effects and treatment, and fire department protocols and responsibilities. [D; CSU]
FS 110 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85868 FS 110 350 06:00PM-09:20PM TH 4414 Bejar,Carlos 6 0*
    08:00AM-03:20PM S 4414    
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING, SATURDAY Begins: 4/10/2014 Ends: 5/15/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM
FS 144 BASIC WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING ACADEMY 5 Units Provides theory and application of basic wildland firefighting covering wildland fire behavior, fire suppression, fire safety, and field experience. Students who successfully complete this course will be qualified to suppress wildfires. (Formerly FS 295C.) [D]
FS 144 Sections Offered
Cls No. Crs/Sect No. Time Days Room Instructor #Weeks #Seats
85869 FS 144 350 06:00PM-09:50PM TH 4500 Breton,Gary 11 3*
    08:00AM-01:10PM S 1682 Diaz,Roberto    
    01:20PM-03:50PM S 1682 Breton,Gary    
HIGHER ED CENTER, OTAY MESA - EVENING, SATURDAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 4/5/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85870 FS 290 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 19 11*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85871 FS 291 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 19 16*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85872 FS 292 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 19 18*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 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
85873 FS 293 631 09:00AM-09:50AM F 4414 Lowery,Sean 19 20*
    TBA-TBA TBA    
HYBRID/OTAY MESA CENTER - DAY Begins: 1/21/2014 Ends: 5/30/2014 *Open seats as of Friday, April 11, 2014 8:14 AM

Total Courses: 12 Total Sections: 13