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Fire Protection Technology Courses

Fire Protection Technology Courses

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FPT - Fire Tech

FPT-051: Fire Protection Organization (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. This course provides a general introduction to the field of Fire Protection, including: career opportunities; philosophy and history of fire protection; the organization and function of fire protection services; and a basic introduction to the chemistry and physics of fire and fire control techniques, with an introduction to fireground hazards, strategy, and tactics.

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FPT-052: Fire Behavior and Combustion (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. Advisory: FPT 051 This course focuses on the theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, including an in-depth study of fire chemistry, fire behavior and physics, and fundamentals of fire control methods, including fire characteristics of materials and compounds and the use of extinguishing agents and fire control techniques.

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FPT-053: Fire Protection Systems (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 or FPT 052 This course focuses on fire protection systems including: utilization of portable fire extinguishing equipment including inspection and maintenance procedures; fundamentals of design and operation of various types of sprinkler systems; fundamentals of design and operation of special hazard protection systems and associated fire detection and signaling systems; water supply requirements for standpipe, sprinkler and other fire protection systems.

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FPT-054: Building Construction for Fire Protection (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. Advisory: FPT 051 This course provides instruction regarding the theory and fundamentals of building construction: laws, regulations and standards; the Uniform Building Code requirements for fire safety in buildings; classification of buildings by occupancy; elements of building construction and design; and fire protection requirements for buildings, special occupancy areas and open areas.

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FPT-055: Fire Prevention Technology (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 This course provides instruction on the following: the organization and function of fire prevention; fire and life safety inspections; utilization of the Uniform Fire Code and related standards; surveying and mapping procedures; recognition of fire and life hazards; enforcing the solution of a fire hazard; public education aspects of fire prevention; and firefighters' responsibility in determining the cause of fire.

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FPT-056: Hazardous Materials Technology (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 and FPT 052 Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent This course provides an in-depth study of materials presenting special problems in firefighting operations, including the identification of hazardous materials and the handling procedures utilized for emergencies, and enables first responders to recognize a hazardous materials incident and implement actions to protect themselves, the public, the environment and nearby property while responding in a defensive fashion. Students may obtain a First Responder Operations Certification from California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) or State Fire Training. Additional costs will be assessed for certification.

CSU - California State University

FPT-057: Rescue Practices (2.0 Lecture/1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 This course is designed to prepare the student to evaluate basic rescue situations and establish a plan of action to safely eliminate the hazard and/or remove the victim(s) taking proper precautions for possible injuries.

CSU - California State University

FPT-060: Wildland Fire Suppression (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 This course focuses on the organizational skills necessary for Wildland Fire Suppression. The course is designed to provide the Student with the basic knowledge and skills needed prior to emergency response and preparation for the 2019 Firefighter 1 Requirement for Wildland Fire Suppression. Certifications to be announced and optional are; S190 Intro to Wildland Fire Behavior, and S130 Firefighter Training; additional costs will be assessed for certifications. The minimum safety equipment required for the field evolutions consists of an OSHA-approved helmet with chin strap # 44 impact goggles and leather gloves.

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FPT-061: Fundamentals of Fire Suppression (1.5 Lecture/1.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Advisory: FPT 051 This course provides instruction in: manipulative skill and technical training in the identification and operation of fire service tools and equipment; the tying and employment of fire service knots and hitches; identification, actuation and employment of portable fire service extinguishers; donning and testing of protective breathing apparatus; basic hose evolutions; laying of multiple lines; operating hose lines above and below street level; fire service ladder evolutions; and basic salvage and overhaul techniques.

CSU - California State University

FPT-065: Emergency Medical Technician Theory (6.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 6.0)

Co-Requisite: FPT 065C and FPT 065L Prerequisite: HOC 002 or American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or equivalent. This EMT training program is designed to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during interfacility transfer within an organized EMS system. This course meets all the theory requirements for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician-I as specified in the regulations approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority in July 2017. Students must also successfully complete FPT 065L and FPT 065C concurrently with FPT 065 to be eligible for certification.

CSU - California State University

FPT-065C: Emergency Medical Technician Clinical Experience (0.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 0.5)

Co-Requisite: FPT 065 and FPT 065L Prerequisite: HOC 002 or American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or equivalent. The purpose of this EMT training course is to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during inter-facility transfer within an organized EMS system. This course meets all the clinical requirements for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician as specified in the regulations approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority in July 2017. This course allows the student to experience “hands-on” skills while caring for patients under the supervision of a preceptor. The student needs to show proof of a current Tuberculosis (TB) skin test.

FPT-065L: Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory (1.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 1.5)

Co-Requisite: FPT 065 and FPT 065C Prerequisite: HOC 002 or American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or equivalent. Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. The purpose of this EM training course is to prepare individuals to render pre-hospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during inter-facility transfer within an organized EMS system. This course meets all the skills-laboratory requirements at the mandated instructor: student ratio of 1:10 for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician I as specified in the regulations approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority in July 2017. Students must successfully complete concurrently FPT 065 and FPT 065C to be eligible for certification.

CSU - California State University

FPT-110: Emergency Medical Technician (3.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 3.5)

Prerequisite: Students must be registered through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium ; Prerequisite: Current First Aid or Medic First Aid card and Prerequisite: AHL 011 or current CPR card (either American Heart Association/BLS Healthcare Provider level, or American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer level) or Prerequisite: Current Emergency Medical Responder card (preferred) Advisory: AHL 003 or a solid understanding of medical terminology Advisory: BIO 022 or a solid understanding of human anatomy and physiology. This course provides instruction to the level of Emergency Medical Technician (previously called EMT-I or EMT Basic). Students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service.

FPT-111: Fire Fighter I Academy (2.5 Lecture/7.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 9.5)

Prerequisite: Students must be part of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium ; Prerequisite: AHL 011 or Current CPR card (either American Heart Association/BLS Healthcare Provider level or American Red Cross/Professional Rescuer medical Clearance Form or Current Medical Responder card (preferred) and Prerequisite: HED 004 or current First Aid or Medic First Aid card This academy includes instruction on basic firefighting skills, laws and regulations affecting the fire service. The course provides the student with knowledge and skills to safely perform, under minimal supervision, essential and advanced fire ground tasks, basic rescue, basic fire prevention and fire investigation task and to use, inspect, and maintain firefighting and rescue equipment.

FPT-112: Fire Continued Professional Training (2.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 2.5)

Prerequisite: Students must be part of the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium , and Prerequisite: FPT 110 or Proof of graduation from a California State Fire Academy This course provides training recommended by the California State Fire Marshall to keep students current with new equipment, policies, laws and skills needed to be prepared in the line of duty. It also provides the student with command awareness and the control techniques required to effectively manage a fire fighter emergency event should the situation occur.

FPT-180: Emergency Medical Technician-I Refresher Course (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: HOC 002 or American Heart Association BLS for the Healthcare Provider or equivalent. Advisory: MAT 903 or High School Algebra I, or equivalent. The purpose of this EMT Refresher Course is to review topics to prepare individuals to render prehospital basic life support at the scene of an emergency, during transport of the sick and injured, or during inter-facility transfer within an organized EMS system. This course meets all the refresher course requirements for recertification as an Emergency Medical Technician as specified in the regulations approved by the State of California Emergency Medical Services Authority in July 2017.

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