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					             PERALTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT COURSE OUTLINE
COLLEGE:          Merritt                                            DATE OF OUTLINE:                 2/14/08

                  Staff/M. Dixon                                     DATE OF CURRICULUM               2/14/08
ORIGINATOR:                                                          COMMITTEE APPROVAL:

DIVISION/DEPARTMENT:          Division I/Fire Science                                                   EFF TERM:       M08


1.      REQUESTED CREDIT CLASSIFICATION (check one only):
        Degree Credit [ X ]               Non-Degree Credit [ ]             Non-Credit [ ]
        Community Service (Fee-Based) [ ] Not-for-Credit (Contract Ed.) [ ]

2.      DEPT/COURSE NO:                    3.      COURSE TITLE:
          Fisci 210                         Firefighter Academy

4.      COURSE: NEW [ ]            REVISION/SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE [ X ]             UPDATE ONLY [ ] TOP NO:              2133.50

5.      UNITS:    20                       HRS/WK LEC:        17.14 (300 term hrs)     HRS/WK LAB:        10.28 (180 term hrs)

6.      COURSE LENGTH:        SEMESTER: [ X ]    SHORT-TERM: [ ]
        Short-Term No. of Weeks: [ ] Short-Term No. of Lecture Hrs: [ ]               Short-Term No. of Lab Hrs: [ ]

7.      NO. OF TIMES OFFERED AS SELECTED TOPIC: [ ]                                   AVERAGE ENROLLMENT: [ ]

8.      JUSTIFICATION FOR COURSE:
          This course, which is offered by the Oakland Fire Academy, provides the student with the skills essential to be
          employed by the Oakland Fire Department as an entry-level firefighter.




9.      COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
          Meets Firefighter I, as well as Rescue Systems, Confined Space, and HAZ MAT FRO, certification requirements.

          Manipulative and technical training in the use of firefighting equipment, fire attack procedures, and rescue
          operations: Hose and ladder evolutions, fire protection systems, basic salvage and overhaul techniques; forcible
          entry; wildland, interior, house and flammable liquid fire-attack procedures; and fire control, ventilation, and
          extinguishment techniques for various situations.




10.     OTHER CATALOG INFORMATION:
        a. Modular: Yes [ ]         No [ x ]       If yes, how many modules: [ ]
        b. Open entry/open exit: Yes [ ]           No [ x ]
        c. Grading policy: (1) Credit/No-credit [ ] (2) Letter grade only [ x ] (3) Both letter grade or credit/no-credit [ ]
        d. Eligible for credit by exam: Yes [ ]    No [ x ]
        e. Repeatable according to state guidelines: Yes [ ]         No [ x ]
           If yes, number of allowable repeats: [ ]
        f. Required for degree/certificate: Yes [ ]         No [ x ]
           If yes, specify degree/certificate:

        g. Part of a sequence of courses: Yes [ ]        No [ x ]
        h. Are there prerequisites/corequisites/recommended preparation for this course? Yes [ x ]         No [ ]
           If yes, pages 5 and 6 must be completed.    Date of last prereq/coreq validation:       2/14/08

Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                           Page 1
                                                 COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT/NUMBER/TITLE:             Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



11.     LIST STUDENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES (EXIT SKILLS): (Objectives must define the exit skills required of
        students and include criteria identified in Items 12, 14, and 15 - critical thinking, essay writing, problem solving,
        written/verbal communications, computational skills, working with others, workplace needs, SCANS competencies,
        all aspects of the industry, etc.)(See SCANS/All Aspects of Industry Worksheet.)

          Students will be able to:
          1. Identify, describe, and demonstrate safe use of fire service equipment that assists in forcible entry, lighting,
              ventilation, salvage and overhaul, and rescue operations.
          2. Identify, describe, and utilize multiple hose lines and master stream appliances.
          3. Demonstrate proper handling and operation of multiple handlines and master stream appliances.
          4. Identify, and utilize built-in protective building systems, and select and employ appropriate types of fire
              extinguishers.
          5. Perform fire attack on various types of fire incidents, such as wildland, interior, house, and flammable liquid
              fires.
          6. Meet the physical demands of being a firefighter.
          7. Live, work and function as a firefighter in a diverse work environment.




12.     COURSE CONTENT: (List major topics in sequence; address objectives listed in #11 above. Degree applicable
        course must be taught at college level; see definition. List percent of time spent on each topic. Also,
        differentiate content of each level, when levels are assigned.)
                                                    List Percents                                           List Percents
           1. Orientation and Equipment              5                  28.      BART                               2
           2. SCBA                                   3                  29.      HAZ MAT FRO                        5
           3. Fire Behavior                          2                  30.      Night Burn Operations              1
           4. Fire Safety                            1                  31.      Public Education                   1
           5. Ground Ladders                         1                  32.      Rescue Systems                     3
           6. Back Injury Prevention                 2                  33.      Weapons of Mass Destruction 1
           7. Engine and Truck Operations           16                  34.      Violence In the Workplace          1
           8. Power Tools                            1                  35.      Sexual Harassment                  1
           9. Hose                                   1                  36.      Radio / Fire Dispatch              1
           10. Water Supply                          2                  37.      OFD History                        1
           11. Building Construction                 2                  38.      Unions and Associations            2
           12. Ropes and Knots                       1                  39.      EMS Protocols                      5
           13. Firestreams                           1                  40.      Portable Extinguishers             1
           14. ICS & Joint Apprenticeship            2                  41.      Fire Cause and Determination 1
           15. Fire Control Systems                  1                  42.      EAP/CISM                           1
           16. Fire Control 4                        1                  43.      Midterm/Final                      5
           17. Auto Extrication                      1
           18. Diversity                             2
           19. Salvage and Overhaul                  2
           20. Ventilation                           2
           21. Fire Attack                           1
           22. Airport Operations                    1
           23. Confined Space                        4
           24. Forcible Entry                        4
           25. Fire Alarm Systems                    1
           26. Wildland                              5
           27. Treasure Island                       3
           Note: Physical fitness (strength, endurance, agility) is required to perform various operations utilizing fire
           equipment, such as hoses and ladders.

Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                            Page 2
                                                  COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT/NUMBER/TITLE:              Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



13.     METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: (List methods used to present course content.)

            Lecture and discussion
            Videos and other visual aids
            Hands-on demonstrations and manipulations of equipment and rescue techniques
            Guest speakers
            Field tours




14.     ASSIGNMENTS: [ 35 ] hours/week. (List all assignments, including library assignments. Requires two (2) hours of
        independent work outside of class for each unit/weekly lecture hour. Outside assignments are not required for lab-
        only courses, although they can be given.)

            1. Weekly reading, weekly diagnostic quiz assignments and a final exam to reinforce the student’s ability to
               function effectively as a firefighter.
            2. Familiarization exercise of night operations.
            3. Manipulative drills held at the San Francisco Fire Department Training Facility at Treasure Island.




        ASSIGNMENTS ARE: (Check one. See definition of college level.)
        [x]   College level
        [ ]   Not college level

15.     STUDENT ASSESSMENT (Grades are based on): (Check as many boxes as are applicable. Note: For degree
        credit, AT LEAST ONE of the first three boxes must be checked. If "ESSAY" is not checked, please explain why
        here.)




        [    ]    ESSAY (Includes "blue book" exams and any written assignment of sufficient length and complexity to
                  require students to select and organize ideas, to explain and support the ideas, and to demonstrate critical
                  thinking skills.)

        [    ]    COMPUTATION SKILLS

        [x]       NON-COMPUTATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING (Critical thinking should be demonstrated by solving
                  unfamiliar problems via various strategies.)

        [x]       SKILL DEMONSTRATION: via manipulative drills

        [x]       MULTIPLE CHOICE

        [x]       OTHER (Describe.) Diagnostic quizzes and final exam

Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                           Page 3
                                                  COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT, COURSE NUMBER:                Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



16.     TEXTS, READINGS, AND MATERIALS:

        A.      List author, title, publisher, edition, and date of publication of representative texts and other materials.
                                     th
          Essentials of Firefighting, 4 edition, IFSTA, 2000.
          Oakland Fire Department Policy and Procedures Manual.
          Oakland Fire Department Operations Manual.
          Oakland Fire Department Equipment Manual.
          Oakland Fire Department Water Supply Course.
          Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials First Responder Handbook.
          Oakland Fire Department Recruit Binder.




        B.      Additional Resources:

                1.       Library/LRC Materials and Services:

                         The instructor, in consultation with a librarian, has reviewed the materials and services of the College
                         Library/LRC in the subject areas related to the proposed new course.

                         Are print materials adequate?                        Yes [   ]         No [   ]
                         Are nonprint materials adequate?                     Yes [   ]         No [   ]
                         Are electronic/online resources available?           Yes [   ]         No [   ]
                         Are services adequate?                               Yes [   ]         No [   ]

                         Specific materials and/or services needed have been identified and discussed. Librarian comments:




                                           Librarian (Signature)                                           Date:

                2.       Other Resources: Identify types, location, and availability of other resources and materials required
                         for this course.

                          Use of San Francisco Fire Department Training Facility at Treasure Island

        C.      Readings listed in A and B above are: (Check one. See definition of college level.)
                       [x]       Primarily college level.
                       [ ]       NOT primarily college level.

17.     Designate occupational code (check ONE only):
         [ ] A:        Apprenticeship course
         [ ] B:        Advanced occupational
         [ x ] C:      Clearly occupational
         [ ] D:        Possibly occupational (preparatory; introductory)
         [ ] E:        Non-occupational liberal arts or course in an occupational department recommended for
                       non-majors

Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                               Page 4
                                                 COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT, COURSE NUMBER:               Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



18.     PREREQUISITES, COREQUISITES, AND ADVISORIES ON ENROLLMENT: (Any entry here requires
        completion of page 6 also. List specific Peralta course(s) by department and course number. The limit in the
        Peralta District is 4 "AND" and 4 "OR" statements for each prerequisite or corequisite. Do NOT print this page
        if there is no prerequisite/corequisite or recommended preparation.)

        Prerequisites:

                       or
          EMT 210 or EMT certification            or                      or                       or

        and:

                         or                       or                      or                       or
        and:

                         or                       or                      or                       or
        and:

                         or                       or                      or                       or

        and:
                         or                       or                      or                       or


        Corequisites:


                         or                       or                      or                       or
        and:

                         or                       or                      or                       or
        and:

                         or                       or                      or                       or

        and:
                         or                       or                      or                       or

        and:
                         or                       or                      or                       or


        Recommended Preparation:
          PE 110




        Program Requirement: Is program acceptance required:              Yes [ x ]     No [ ]
        Limit on program enrollment:  Yes [ x ]      No [ ]               Maximum enrollment: [ 50 ]

Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                     Page 5
                                                   COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT, COURSE NUMBER:                Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



NOTE: Complete a SEPARATE page 6 for EACH prerequisite or corequisite or recommended preparation (number
the pages as 6a, 6b, 6c, etc. (Do NOT print these pages if there is no prerequisite/corequisite or recommended preparation.)

19.     This page applies to a: Prerequisite [ x ]          Corequisite [ ]    Recommended Preparation [ ]
        List the specific prerequisite or corequisite:      DATE OF LAST VALIDATION:       2/14/08

          EMT 210 or EMT certification

        List the specific recommended preparation:



20.     Are subject course and pre/corequisite: Sequential [ ]              Adjunctive [ x ]
        (If checked, omit responses to Items #22 and #23 below.)

21.     ENTRY SKILLS: (In the following space, list the course content/entry skills required of the pre/corequisite or recom-
        mended preparation, i.e., list what the student needs to learn in the pre/corequisite or recommended preparation
        course that constitutes the entry skills of the subject course of this outline.)
          Students should be able to:
          Present documentation of EMT certification (either current or that has been expired no more than four years); or
          be able to:
          1. Explain the responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician as well as the operational aspects of the job.
          2. Demonstrate ability to perform patient assessment by recognizing and explaining the symptoms of various
              illnesses and injuries.
          3. Explain, discuss and use proper emergency procedures in providing emergency medical care.




22.     CSU/UC CAMPUSES: (Identify in the table below three CSU/UC campuses which require an equivalent pre/
        corequisite for a course equivalent to the subject course of this outline. Also state in the table the corresponding
        course department and numbers for the identified campuses. This is one way to validate a pre/corequisite, but it is
        not the only way and therefore it is not mandatory to complete this table.)
               CSU/UC Campus                      Course Dept/No.                 Pre/Corequisite No.

          1

          2

          3


23.     COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTATIONAL, NON-SEQUENTIAL PRE/COREQUISITE: (In the following space,
        explain how the need for the pre/corequisite was validated.)




Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                        Page 6
                                                     COURSE OUTLINE
DEPARTMENT, COURSE NUMBER:                  Fisci 210, Firefighter Academy



NOTE: Complete a SEPARATE page 6 for EACH prerequisite or corequisite or recommended preparation (number
the pages as 6a, 6b, 6c, etc. (Do NOT print these pages if there is no prerequisite/corequisite or recommended preparation.)

19.     This page applies to a: Prerequisite [ ]                 Corequisite [ ]    Recommended Preparation [ x ]
        List the specific prerequisite or corequisite:           DATE OF LAST VALIDATION:       2/14/08



        List the specific recommended preparation:
          PE 110

20.     Are subject course and pre/corequisite: Sequential [ ]                  Adjunctive [ x ]
        (If checked, omit responses to Items #22 and #23 below.)
21.     ENTRY SKILLS: (In the following space, list the course content/entry skills required of the pre/corequisite or recom-
        mended preparation, i.e., list what the student needs to learn in the pre/corequisite or recommended preparation
        course that constitutes the entry skills of the subject course of this outline.)
          Students should be able to:
          1.   Evaluate and perform selected exercises.
          2.   Explain and evaluate a variety of exercise techniques and exercise combinations or series.
          3.   Design an exercise series for specific objectives.
          4.   Explain the principles of body mechanics and kinesiology.
          5.   Explain all aspects of general exercise and its impact on improving flexibility, strength, coordination, balance, tone, and
               endurance.
          6.   Improve muscle tone and strength.
          7.   Improve muscular endurance.
          8.   Increase aerobic capacity and overall cardiovascular fitness.
          9.   Demonstrate reduction in pulse rate by end of term.
          10. Increase flexibility and joint mobility.
          11. Evaluate and compare body measurements at beginning and end of term.
          12. Evaluate and compare strength, endurance, body composition, aerobic capacity, and overall physical condition at
               beginning and end of term.
          13. Appraise results of physical fitness testing.
          14. Develop total effective use of the body.
          15. Develop a wholesome attitude toward fitness.
          16. Design a personal plan for attaining a higher level of physical health.
          17. Explain proper use of all fitness equipment and procedures.
          18. Compare and contrast a variety of lifetime workout plans.

22.     CSU/UC CAMPUSES: (Identify in the table below three CSU/UC campuses which require an equivalent pre/
        corequisite for a course equivalent to the subject course of this outline. Also state in the table the corresponding
        course department and numbers for the identified campuses. This is one way to validate a pre/corequisite, but it is
        not the only way and therefore it is not mandatory to complete this table.)
               CSU/UC Campus                        Course Dept/No.                        Pre/Corequisite No.

          1

          2

          3
23.     COMMUNICATIONS, COMPUTATIONAL, NON-SEQUENTIAL PRE/COREQUISITE: (In the following space,
        explain how the need for the pre/corequisite was validated.)


Form G-1 (4/96 ver., rev. 11/99)                                                                                                     Page 7

				
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