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									Application date
April 4, 2007

                                      California Community Colleges
                                    North Far North Regional Consortium
              APPLICATION FOR APPROVAL – NEW OCCUPATIONAL PROGRAM
PROPOSED PROGRAM TITLE                                                       CONTACT PERSON
ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE AND CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT - FIRE TECHNOLOGY        Karen Sue Grosz, Ph.D.


COLLEGE                                                                      TITLE
LASSEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE                                                     Dean of Instructional Services


DISTRICT                                                                     PHONE NUMBER
LASSEN COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT                                            (530) 251-8852


PROJECTED PROGRAM START DATE                                                 E-MAIL ADDRESS
SPRING 2008                                                                  kgrosz@lassencollege.edu




     CERTIFICATE          A.A. DEGREE         A.S. DEGREE          LIMITED DURATION, UNTIL



                                RECOMMENDED T.O.P CODE
                                                                        2133.OO
                                UNITS FOR MAJOR-DEGREE
                                                                        42
                                TOTAL UNITS FOR DEGREE
                                                                        60
                                REQUIRED UNITS-CERTIFICATE
                                                                        42

Write a short narrative including each of the following:

      1.     Catalog Description. A Description of the program as it will appear in the catalog.
             The Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement – Fire Technology are designed to
             provide students with updated skills and knowledge necessary to successfully compete for fire
             service positions. The curriculum serves as an in-service program as well as pre-employment
             program for students seeking employment or advancement in the profession of urban fire fighting
             and wildland fire suppression. Opportunities to study emergency response fields such as medical,
             hazardous materials, and rescue are included.
      2.     Program Requirements. A list must be submitted of all courses required for completion of the
             program, including core requirements, restricted electives, and prerequisites. This is a listing of
             the curriculum.
             Associate in Science – Fire Technology
      3.     Required Core Courses: 23- 22 units
      4.
      5.     Course No.        Course Title                                                              Units
      6.     FS 1              Introduction to Fire Technology                                           3
      7.     FS 3              Fundamentals of Fire Prevention                                           3
      8.     FS 4              Fire Protection Equipment & Systems                                       3
      9.     FS 5              Fire Organization and Management                                          3
      10.    FS 6              Building Construction for Fire Protection                                 3
      11.    FS 52             Incident Command System (I-200/300)                                       2
      12.    FS 55             Fire Investigation                                                        3
      13.    FS 60             Wildland Firefighter (CDF Basic 67)                                       3
      14.    or
      15.    FS 61             Basic Firefighter Training (Basic 32)                                      2
      16.
      17.    Required Elective: 19 – 20 units (Select from the following)
18.
19.   EMT 60 Emergency Medical Technician                                          5
20.   FS 21         First Responder – Medical                                       2
21.   FS 49         Fire Technology Cooperative Work Experience                  1-4
22.   FS 57         Auto Extraction                                                0.5
23.   FS 62         Fire Instructor 1-A Instructional Techniques                   2.5
24.   FS 63         Fire Instructor 1-B Instructional Techniques                   2.5
25.   FS 66         Fire Prevention 1-A                                            2
26.   FS 67         Fire Prevention 1-B                                            2
27.   FS 70         Dozer Boss (S-232)                                             1
28.   FS 71         Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue                                  1.5
29.   FS 72         First Responder – Hazardous Materials                          1
30.   FS 73         Incident Business Management (S-260/261)                       1
31.   FS 74         Fire in the Interface       (S-215)                            1
32.   FS 75         Fire Behavior (S-290)                                          3
33.
34.   Total Units for the Associate in Science Degree: 60 units
35.
36.   Degree Student Learning Outcomes
37.
38.   Upon completion of the Associate in Science in Fire Technology the student should be able to:
39.
40.   1. Safely perform basic fire fighting skills as part of the Incident Command System in preparation
      for an entry-level position at most fire fighting agencies.
41.
42.   Certificate of Achievement – Fire Technology
43.   Required Core Courses: 23 -22 units
44.
45.   Course No.        Course Title                                              Units
46.
47.   FS 1              Introduction to Fire Technology                            3
48.   FS 3              Fundamentals of Fire Prevention                            3
49.   FS 4              Fire Protection Equipment & Systems                        3
50.   FS 5              Fire Organization and Management                           3
51.   FS 6              Building Construction for Fire Protection                  3
52.   FS 52             Incident Command System (I-200/300)                        2
53.   FS 55             Fire Investigation                                         3
54.   FS 60             Wildland Firefighter (CDF Basic 67)                        3
55.   or
56.   FS 61             Basic Firefighter Training (Basic 32)                      2
57.
58.   Required Elective: 19 – 20 units (Select from the following)
59.
60.   EMT 60 Emergency Medical Technician                                          5
61.   FS 21         First Responder – Medical                                       2
62.   FS 49         Fire Technology Cooperative Work Experience                  1-4
63.   FS 57         Auto Extraction                                                0.5
64.   FS 62         Fire Instructor 1-A Instructional Techniques                   2.5
65.   FS 63         Fire Instructor 1-B Instructional Techniques                   2.5
66.   FS 66         Fire Prevention 1-A                                            2
67.   FS 67         Fire Prevention 1-B                                            2
68.   FS 70         Dozer Boss (S-232)                                             1
69.   FS 71         Fundamentals of Heavy Rescue                                   1.5
70.   FS 72         Hazmat First Responder                                        1
71.   FS 73         Incident Business Management (S-260/261)                      1
72.   FS 74         Fire in the Interface (S-215)                                 1
73.   FS 75         Fire Behavior (S-290)                                         2
74.
    75. Total Units for the Certificate of Achievement: 42 units
    76.
    77. Certificate of Achievement Student Learning Outcomes
    78.
    79. Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement – Fire Technology the student should be able
        to:
    80.
    81. 1. Safely perform basic fire fighting skills as part of the Incident Command System in preparation
        for an entry-level position at most fire fighting agencies.
    82.
    83. Similar programs at Other Colleges in Service Area. Describe/list all similar programs in colleges
        within commuting distance of the college.
        The nearest colleges with Fire Science courses are Lake Tahoe in South Shore, located 155 miles
        from Lassen College in Susanville; Shasta College in Redding, located 110 miles away; and
        Feather River College in Quincy, located 67 miles away. Only Shasta College has a Fire Science
        program leading to a degree and certificates. None of the colleges is within commuting distance
        of Lassen College.
    84. Justification of sufficient Labor Market Need. One or both of the following should be included.
             a. Labor Market Information. Include projections from LMI for the most applicable OES
                  codes and geographical regions to be served by the program. If these projections do not
                  appear to suggest adequate job openings to provide employment for all program
                  completers, given existing training sources, then the application must explain what other
                  factors may make the LMI figures misleading. If LMI figures are unavailable for the
                  occupation targeted by the program, please explain.
                  Among the "Fast Growing Occupations in Northern California, the CA Labor Market
                  Information lists Fire Fighters as needing 650 employees by the year 2012, a 27.5%
                  change over that time period (CA Labor Market Information, February 22, 2007). In
                  addition, local, state, and federal fire agencies have expressed the strong need for a Fire
                  Technology program at Lassen College to meet replacement, retirement, and promotion
                  needs for their agencies.
             b. Job Market Analysis. Include information demonstrating the relation of the proposed
                  program to a job market analysis. The job market analysis should present evidence that
                  there is a viable job market that will preferentially hire those graduating with the
                  proposed degree or certificate.

Date the proposed program was announced to the Regional Consortium                June 2,
2006______________

Date the proposed program was approved by the local district Board of Trustees April 24, 2007
______________

								
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