Fire Protection (FIP)

CourseDefinition

FIP        120         Introduction to Fire Protection            3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides an overview of the development, methods, systems and regulations as they apply to the fire protection field. Topics include history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, and other related subjects. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field.

FIP        124         Fire Prevention & Public Education    3                       0                       0                            3
This course introduces fire prevention concepts as they relate to community and industrial operations referenced in NFPA standard 101. Topics include the development and maintenance of fire prevention programs, educational programs, and inspection programs. Upon completion, students should be able to research, develop, and present a fire safety program to a citizens or industrial group.

FIP        128         Detection & Investigation                     3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers procedures for determining the origin and cause of accidental and incendiary fires referenced in NFPA standard 921. Topics include collection and preservation of evidence, detection and determination of accelerants, courtroom procedure and testimony, and documentation of the fire scene. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a competent fire investigation and present those findings to appropriate officials or equivalent.

FIP        132         Building Construction                          3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers the principles and practices reference in NFPA standard 220 related to various types of building construction, including residential and commercial, as impacted by fire conditions. Topics include types of construction and related elements, fire resistive aspects of construction materials, building codes, collapse, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand and recognize various types of construction and their positive or negative aspects as related to fire conditions.

FIP        136         Inspections & Codes                             3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers the fundamentals of fire and building codes and procedures to conduct an inspection referenced in NFPA standard 1730. Topics include review of fire and building codes, writing inspection reports, identifying hazards, plan reviews, site sketches, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to conduct a fire code compliance inspection and produce a written report.

FIP        140         Industrial Fire Protection                      3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers fire protection systems in industrial facilities referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include applicable health and safety standards, insurance carrier regulations, other regulatory agencies, hazards of local industries, fire brigade operation, and loss prevention programs. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and evaluation an industrial facility's fire protection program.

FIP        146         Sprinklers and Automatic Alarms         3                     2                       0                            4
This course introduces various types of automatic sprinklers, standpipes, fire alarm systems, and fixed and portable extinguishing systems referenced in NFPA standard 25, including their operation, installation, and maintenance. Topics include wet and dry systems, testing and maintenance, water supply requirements, fire detection and alarm systems, including application, testing, and maintenance of Halon, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, and special extinguishing agents utilized in fixed and portable systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of sprinkler and alarm systems, both fixed and portable, including appropriate application, operation, inspection, and maintenance requirements

FIP        152         Fire Protection Law                               3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers fire protection law as referenced in NFPA standard 1. Topics include legal terms, contracts, liability, review of case histories, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss laws, codes, and ordinances as they relate to fire protection.

FIP        156         Computers in Fire Service                    1                       2                       0                            2
This course covers the use of computers by fire protection organizations.  Topics include operating systems, networking concepts, fire incident reporting systems, and other software applications in fire protection.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of computers and their applications to fire protection.

FIP        160         Fire Protection/Electrical                      2                       0                       0                            2
This course covers the methods and means of electrical installations and uses as related to fire referenced in NFPA standard 70. Topics include basic electrical theories, wiring methods, electrical components and circuitry, and an introduction to the National Electrical Code. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of electricity, including its uses, characteristics, and hazards.

FIP        160A      Fire Protection/Electrical Lab              0                       2                       0                            1
This course provides practical applications in electrical installations referenced in NFPA standard 70. Topics include switching devices, basic circuits, electrical distribution, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic electrical equipment and hazards as related to fire protection. Co-requisite: FIP 160.

FIP        164         OSHA Standards                                   3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers public and private sector OSHA work site requirements referenced in NFPA standard 1250. Emphasis is placed on accident prevention and reporting, personal safety, machine operations, and hazardous material handling. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and interpret specific OSHA regulations and write workplace policies designed to achieve compliance.

FIP        176         HazMat: Operations                              4                       0                       0                            4
This course is designed to increase first responder awareness of the type, nature, physiological effects of, and defensive techniques for mitigation of HazMat incidents. Topics include recognition, identification, regulations and standards, zoning, resource usage, defensive operations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and identify the presence of hazardous materials and use proper defensive techniques for incident mitigation.

FIP        180         Wildland Fire Behavior                         3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers the principles of wildland fire behavior and meteorology referenced in NFPA standard 1143. Emphasis is placed on fire calculations, fuels, and related weather effects. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate and apply fire behavior theories through written and performance evaluations.

FIP        220         Fire Fighting Strategies                        3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides preparation for command of initial incident operations involving emergencies within both the public and private sector referenced in NFPA standards 1561, 1710, and 1720. Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident system as it relates to operations involving various emergencies in fire and non-fire situations.

FIP        221         Advanced Fire Fighting Strategies      3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers command-level operations for multi-company/agency operations involving fire and non-fire emergencies. Topics include advanced use of the Incident Command System(ICS), advanced incident analysis, command-level fire operations, and control of both manmade and natural major disasters. Upon completion, students should be able to describe proper and accepted systems for the mitigation of emergencies at the level of overall scene command. Pre-requisite: FIP 220.

FIP        224         Fire Instructor I & II                               4                       0                       0                            4
This course covers the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to train others in fire service operations. Topics include planning, presenting, and evaluating lesson plans, learning styles, use of media, communication, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to meet the requirements of the Fire Instructor I and II objectives from National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041.

FIP        228         Local Government Finance                  3                       0                       0                            3
This course introduces local governmental financial principles and practices. Topics include budget preparation and justification, revenue policies, statutory requirements, audits, and the economic climate. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend the importance of finance as it applies to the operations of a department.

FIP        229         Fire Dynamics and Combustion          3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, and how they are safely controlled referenced in NFPA standard 1001. Topics include components of fire, fire sources, fire behavior, properties of combustible solids, classification of hazards, and the use of fire extinguishing agents. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the properties of matter and dynamics of fire, identify fuel sources, and compare suppressants and extinguishment techniques.

FIP        230         Chemistry of Hazardous Materials I    5                       0                       0                            5
This course covers the evaluation of hazardous materials referenced in NFPA standard 1072. Topics include use of the periodic table, hydrocarbon derivatives, placards and labels, parameters of combustion, and spill and leak mitigation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the chemical behavior of hazardous materials.

FIP        231         Chemistry of Hazardous Materials II   4                       2                       0                            5
This course covers hazardous materials characterization, properties, location, handling and response guidelines, hazard survey principles, and other related topics referenced in NFPA standard 1072. Topics include radiation hazards, instruments, inspections, and detection of the presence of hazardous materials in industrial/commercial occupancies. Upon completion, students should be able to inspect chemical/radioactive sites and use on-site visits to gasoline and/or LPG storage facilities/chemical plants to develop a pre-plan. Pre-requisite: FIP 230.

FIP        232         Hydraulics and Water Distribution      2                       2                       0                            3
This course covers the flow of fluids through fire hoses, nozzles, appliances, pumps, standpipes, water mains, and other devices reference in NFPA standard 25. Emphasis is placed on supply and delivery systems, fire flow testing, hydraulic calculations, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to perform hydraulic calculations, conduct water availability tests, and demonstrate knowledge of water distribution systems.

FIP        240         Fire Service Supervision                      3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers supervisory skills and practices in the fire protection field. Topics include the supervisor's job, supervision skills, the changing work environment, managing change, organizing for results, discipline and grievances, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of effective fire service supervision, meeting elements of NFPA 1021.

FIP        244         Fire Protection Project                          3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides an opportunity to apply knowledge covered in previous courses to employment situations that the fire protection professional will encounter referenced in NFPA standard 1001. Emphasis is placed on the development of comprehensive and professional practices. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the fire protection service through written and performance evaluations.

FIP        248         Fire Svc Personnel Adm                       3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers the basics of setting up and administering the personnel functions of fire protection organizations referenced in NFPA standard 1021. Emphasis is placed on human resource planning, classification and job analysis, equal opportunity employment, affirmative action, recruitment, retention, development, performance evaluation, and assessment centers. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of the personnel function as it relates to managing fire protection.

FIP        252         Apparatus Spec & Purch                      3                       0                       0                            3
This course covers specification and purchase of fire apparatus referenced in NFPA standard 1901. Emphasis is placed on NFPA's standards for apparatus, recommended types of fire apparatus, purchase, and bidding procedures, and the importance of specifications. Upon completion, students should be able to make internal decisions, write specifications, and make recommendations for the purchase of major capital equipment.

FIP        256         Municipal Public Relations                   3                       0                       0                            3
This course is a general survey of municipal public relations and their effect on the governmental process referenced in NFPA standard 1035. Topics include principles of public relations, press releases, press conferences, public information officers, image surveys, and the effects of perceived service on fire protection delivery. Upon completion, students should be able to manage public relations functions of organizations which meet elements of NFPA 1021 for Fire Officer I and II.

FIP        276         Managing Fire Services                        3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides an overview of fire department operative services referenced in NFPA standard 1021. Topics include finance, staffing, equipment, code enforcement,management information, specialized services, legal issues, planning, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to understand concepts and apply fire department management and operations principles.

French (FRE)

CourseDefinition

FRE      111         Elementary French I                              3                       0                       0                            3
This course introduces the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written French and demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: DRE 098 or (EFL 074, EFL 084, and EFL 094).

FRE      112         Elementary French II                             3                       0                       0                            3
This course is a continuation of FRE 111 focusing on the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is placed on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written French and demonstrate further cultural awareness. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: C or better in FRE 111

FRE        211         Intermediate French I                            3                       0                       0                            3
This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the French language. Emphasis is placed on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: C or better in FRE 112.

FRE      212         Intermediate French II                           3                       0                       0                            3
This course is a continuation of FRE 211. Emphasis is placed on the continuing study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a general education course in Humanities/Fine Arts. Pre-requisite: C or better in FRE 211.

Updated 11/19/2014