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COURSES OFFERED

Fire and Emergency Technology 1
Fire Protection Organization
Fire and Emergency Technology 61
Hazardous Materials First-Responder/
Scene Manager
Fire and Emergency Technology 131
Field Assessing and Reporting
Fire and Emergency Technology 2
Fire Prevention Technology
Fire and Emergency Technology 70
Basic Incident Command System - ICS 220
Fire and Emergency Technology 132
Prehospital Care Pharmacology
Fire and Emergency Technology 4
Fire Company Organization and Management
Fire and Emergency Technology 80A
Fire Instructor 1A
Fire and Emergency Technology 133
Basic and Advanced Life Support
Fire and Emergency Technology 5
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Fire and Emergency Technology 80B
Fire Instructor 1B
Fire and Emergency Technology 134
Medical Emergencies
Fire and Emergency Technology 6
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Fire and Emergency Technology 81A
Fire Instructor 2A
Fire and Emergency Technology 135
Traumatic Emergencies
Fire and Emergency Technology 7
Fire Protection Engineering
Fire and Emergency Technology 81B
Fire Instructor 2B
Fire and Emergency Technology 136
Special Patient Emergencies
Fire and Emergency Technology 8
Fire Service Hydraulics
Fire and Emergency Technology 81C
Fire Instructor 2C
Fire and Emergency Technology 137
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/
Legal Aspects/Documentation
Fire and Emergency Technology 9
Apparatus and Equipment
Fire and Emergency Technology 90A
Fire Investigation 1A
Fire and Emergency Technology 138
Paramedic Clinical Internship
Fire and Emergency Technology 10
Hazardous Materials
Fire and Emergency Technology 90B
Fire Investigation 1B
Fire and Emergency Technology 139
Paramedic Field Internship
Fire and Emergency Technology 11
Arson Detection and Control
Fire and Emergency Technology 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education
Fire and Emergency Technology 140
(formerly 12A)
Emergency Medical Technician
Fire and Emergency Technology 14
Applied Science for Fire Protection
Fire and Emergency Technology 99abc
Independent Study
Fire and Emergency Technology 141
(formerly 12B)
Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory
Fire and Emergency Technology 15
Fire Academy
Fire and Emergency Technology 100
Fire Management 1
Fire and Emergency Technology 142abcd
(formerly 12C)
Basic Emergency Medical Technician Recertification
Fire and Emergency Technology 19
Fire Service Entrance Preparation
Fire and Emergency Technology 101A
Fire Management 2A
Fire and Emergency Technology 143
Lifeguard Emergency Medical Technician Recertification
Fire and Emergency Technology 20
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems
Fire and Emergency Technology 110A
Fire Prevention 1A
Fire and Emergency Technology 150
Firefighter In-Service Training
Fire and Emergency Technology 40A
Fire Command 1A
Fire and Emergency Technology 110B
Fire Prevention 1B
Fire and Emergency Technology 152
Flashover Survival Training
Fire and Emergency Technology 40B
Fire Command 1B
Fire and Emergency Technology 110C
Fire Prevention 1C
Fire and Emergency Technology 153
Rapid Intervention Crew Tactics
Fire and Emergency Technology 41A
Fire Command 2A
Fire and Emergency Technology 111A
Fire Prevention 2A
Fire and Emergency Technology 160abcd
Rescue Boat Operations
Fire and Emergency Technology 41B
Fire Command 2B
Fire and Emergency Technology 111B
Fire Prevention 2B
Fire and Emergency Technology 161
Marine Safety and Ocean Lifeguard In-Service Training
Fire and Emergency Technology 50
Special Topics in Fire and Emergency Technology
Fire and Emergency Technology 111C
Fire Prevention 2C
Fire and Emergency Technology 162
Rescue Diver In-Service Training
Fire and Emergency Technology 60A
Hazardous Materials
Fire and Emergency Technology 112A
Fire Prevention 3A
Fire and Emergency Technology 163
Open Water Lifeguard Academy
Fire and Emergency Technology 60B
Hazardous Materials, Applied Chemistry
Fire and Emergency Technology 112B
Fire Prevention 3B
Fire and Emergency Technology 164
Recurrent Lifeguard Certification
Fire and Emergency Technology 60C
Hazardous Materials, Incident Organization
Fire and Emergency Technology 113A
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A
Fire and Emergency Technology 165
Recurrent Marine Safety and Ocean Lifeguarding In-Service Training
Fire and Emergency Technology 60D
Hazardous Materials, Tactical Field Operations
Fire and Emergency Technology 113B
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B
Fire and Emergency Technology 166abcd
Ocean Lifeguard Cadet Program
Fire and Emergency Technology 60F
Special HAZMAT Mitigation Techniques
Fire and Emergency Technology 128
Paramedic Preparation Course
 
Fire and Emergency Technology 60G
HAZMAT Field Operations
Fire and Emergency Technology 130
Basic Prehospital Care Principles
 

 


Fire and Emergency Technology 1
Fire Protection Organization

3 units; 3 hours lecture Recommended Preparation: English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an introduction to fire protection; 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.

Fire and Emergency Technology 2
Fire Prevention Technology

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use of fire codes; identification and correction of fire hazards; and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression systems.

Fire and Emergency Technology 4
Fire Company Organization and Management

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to review fire department organization and offer instruction in the organization, management and supervision of fire companies. Areas of discussion include the relationship of the company officer to the organizational structure as well as responsibilities with regard to personnel supervision, evaluation, discipline and training, communication, fire apparatus and equipment, maintenance, fire prevention, incident response and command, strategy and tactics, and records and reports.

Fire and Emergency Technology 5
Fire Behavior and Combustion

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course discusses the theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled, as well as an indepth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents and fire control techniques.

Fire and Emergency Technology 6
Building Construction for Fire Protection

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is the study of the components of building construction that relate to fire safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires. The development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies.

Fire and Emergency Technology 7
Fire Protection Engineering

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A; Mathematics 40 or 41A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course in fire protection engineering introduces hydraulics laws as applied to fire protection; the application of fire protection engineering; calculating fire protection demands in buildings, and the application of building components and approved fire protection systems.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 8
Fire Service Hydraulics

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A; Mathematics 40 or 41A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the theory and practical application of the laws of water hydraulics used in the fire service. Included in the course are calculations for friction loss and flow in fire hoses, fire engine pump operations, and the general study of fluids at rest and in motion.

Fire and Emergency Technology 9
Apparatus and Equipment

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of fire apparatus design and use, including mobile and fixed apparatus. It includes a review of construction specifications and performance capabilities as well as effective deployment, utilization, and performance of equipment under emergency conditions.

Fire and Emergency Technology 10
Hazardous Materials

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
Fire and Emergency Technology 14 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of fire fighting practices related to hazardous chemicals and their physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires, and accidents. It includes basic information regarding health effects and treatment as well as fire department protocols and responsibilities.

Fire and Emergency Technology 11
Arson Detection and Control

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of prevention, detection, and control of arson fires. It includes arson motives, fire investigation, and lawful search, identification, collection, seizure, and preservation of evidence.

Fire and Emergency Technology 14
Applied Science for Fire Protection

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or Fire and Emergency Technology 15 or equivalent;
Technical Mathematics 1 or equivalent;
English 2R or eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to matter, forces and motions, and the mechanics of liquids and gases, as they relate to fire technology.

Fire and Emergency Technology 15
Fire Academy

14.5 units; 20 hours lecture, 20 hours lab (10 weeks course)
10 hours lecture, 10 hours lab (20 weeks course)

Prerequisite:
1. Fire and Emergency Technology 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent;
2. Fire and Emergency Technology 140 and 141 (Emergency Medical Training)
with a minimum grade of C in each or equivalent or possession of valid
certification as an Emergency Medical Technician;
3. Physical Education 8

Enrollment Limitation:
1. Pass a physical examination according to the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) Standard #1582;
2. Possess a valid California Driver's License
Credit, degree applicable

This class is designed for the student who wishes to prepare for entry level positions as a firefighter and become certified as a Fire Fighter 1 as specified by the California State Fire Marshal's Office. The student will participate in a 400-hour course of instruction emphasizing basic fire fighting skills such as methods of fire extinguishment, principles of ventilation, techniques of physical rescue, fire behavior, building construction, fire apparatus and fire equipment maintenance.

Note: Students must apply through the Industry and Technology Division Office. Once acceptance into the academy has been verified, college registration will take place at the first class meeting.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 19
Fire Service Entrance Preparation

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1;
English A and Mathematics 40 or 41A
Credit, degree applicable

This course will explore all aspects of commonly used hiring procedures in the field of fire service. Fire service diagnostic tests wil be used to identify any weakness in fire service entry-level skills. Students will research hiring practices, take practice written examinations, participate in mock oral board examinations, and receive instruction which will enhance their fire technology career opportunities.

Fire and Emergency Technology 20
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 2R or English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course addresses the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

Fire and Emergency Technology 40A
Fire Command 1A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 4 and 5 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Command Principles for Company Officers course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). The topics covered include the role of fire officers, fire behavior, fire ground resources, operations, and management procedures. The course applies to Fire Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 40B
Fire Command 1B

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 40A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Hazardous Materials-Command Principles for Company Officers course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). The topics covered include the Incident Command System (ICS), multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, wildland fire incidents, environmental concerns, and legal issues. The course applies to Fire Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 41A
Fire Command 2A

2 units; 20 hours lecture (2 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 40A and 70
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Command Tactics at Major Fires course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is designed to prepare the officer to use management techniques and the Incident Command System when commanding multiple alarms or large suppression forces. This course applies to Chief Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 41B
Fire Command 2B

2 units; 20 hours lecture (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 2R or English A;
Fire and Emergency Technology 5, 40B, 41A and 70 or employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Management of Major Hazardous Materials Incidents course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It prepares fire officers to manage hazardous materials incidents. Areas of discussion include: information and data bases; organizations, agencies, and institutions involved in hazardous materials response and research; planning for hazardous materials problems; legislation, litigation and liabilities of hazardous material responses. This course applies to Chief Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 50
Special Topics in Fire and Emergency Technology

Units determined by individual course;
lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Fire and Emergency Technology more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Fire and Emergency Technology 60A
Hazardous Materials

2 units; 40 hours lecture (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: 1 year of high school or college chemistry
Credit, degree applicable

This course is an introduction to the chemical and physical properties of various chemicals and the hazards associated with each. The course is designed to meet the needs of Hazardous Materials Response Team members and fire prevention personnel. Students successfully completing this course receive Hazardous Materials Technician 1A certification.

Fire and Emergency Technology 60B
Hazardous Materials, Applied Chemistry

2 units; 40 hours lecture ( one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 60A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable

This course emphasizes the identification of hazardous materials for first responders and prevention officers. Topics covered in the course include: basic chemistry terminology, transportation regulations, toxicology of hazardous materials, detection and monitoring equipment and risk assessment. Students successfully completing this course receive Hazardous Materials Technician 1B certification.

Fire and Emergency Technology 60C
Hazardous Materials, Incident Organization

2 units; 40 hours lecture (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 60A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable

This course emphasizes command concepts associated with hazardous materials response activities for first responders and prevention officers. Topics covered in the course include: methods of accessing information about hazardous materials, meteorological considerations influencing response activities, protective action consideration, respiratory equipment, chemical protective equipment, site safety and contingency planning concepts. Students successfully completing this course receive Hazardous Materials Technician 1C certification.

Fire and Emergency Technology 60D
Hazardous Materials, Tactical Field Operations

2 units; 40 hours lecture (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 60C with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable

This course emphasizes the techniques used by first responders and prevention officers to control leaks and spills from hazardous materials containers. Topics covered in the course include: care and proper use of chemical protective clothing, defensive, offensive and nonintervention control methods, decontamination procedures, preservation of evidence, reports and supporting documentation required at hazardous materials incidents. Student successfully completing the course receive Hazardous Materials Technician 1D certification.

Fire and Emergency Technology 60F
Special HAZMAT Mitigation Techniques

1 unit; 10 hours lecture, 30 hours lab (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 60D
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides an overview of equipment and methods used to mitigate a hazardous materials emergency. The student will be exposed to various types of monitoring equipment, chemical protective clothing, incident operations, railroad and highway tank car, and field scenarios. Students successfully completing this course will receive California State Fire Marshall Hazardous Materials Technician 1F certification.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 60G
HAZMAT Field Operations

1 unit; 10 hours lecture, 30 hours lab (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 60F
Credit, degree applicable

This course emphasizes mitigation techniques of hazardous materials emergencies in field settings. The student will participate as a member of a hazardous materials response team and will don chemical protective clothing and enter simulated hazardous environments. The majority of the course is devoted to hands-on training with tools and equipment used in hazardous materials abatement procedures. Students successfully competing this course will receive California State Fire Marshall Hazardous Materials Technician 1G certification.

Fire and Emergency Technology 61
Hazardous Materials First-Responder/Scene Manager

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for English 2R and Mathematics 40 or 41B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the First Responder Operational (FRO) course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). The topics covered include hazardous material (HAZMAT) recognition, first responder roles and actions, protective equipment, HAZMAT authorities, and regulations. The course applies to fire service personnel certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 70
Basic Incident Command System - ICS 220

1 unit; 18 hours lecture (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or concurrent enrollment or equivalent;
eligibility for English 2R or English A
Credit, not degree applicable

This course parallels the Incident Command System 220 (ICS 220) course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education Systems (CFSTES). It provides an introduction to the basic organizational and operational concepts of the Incident Command System (ICS), with emphasis on application to a wide variety of incidents. This course applies to Volunteer Fire Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Note:
Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 80A
Fire Instructor 1A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1 or employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels Instructional Techniques Part 1 offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is designed to provide instruction in fire service training methods with emphasis on using the occupational analysis, identifying training needs, and training others to perform manipulative skills. The course applies to Fire Officer, Fire Instructor I, and Public Education Officer II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 80B
Fire Instructor 1B

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 80A or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels Instructional Techniques Part 2 offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). The topics covered include preparing course outlines, establishing levels of instruction, constructing behavioral objectives and lesson plans, instructional aid development, and the fundamentals of testing and evaluation. The course applies to Fire Officer, Fire Instructor I, and Public Education Officer II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 81A
Fire Instructor 2A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 80A and 80B
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Instructional Techniques, Part 3, Techniques of Evaluation course, offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It provides the fire service instructor and/or supervisor with the techniques of evaluation. Topics include construction of written (technical knowledge) and performance (manipulative skills) tests, as well as test planning, analysis, security, and evaluation of test results to determine instructor and student effectiveness and is an essential course for writing valid objective tests. This course applies to Fire Instructor II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 81B
Fire Instructor 2B

2 units; 20 hours lecture (2 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 80A and 80B
with minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Instructional Techniques, Part 4, Group Discussion Techniques, course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). Topics include conference leading and instructional planning, media resources, utilization and production, static displays, group discussions and problem solving techniques, brainstorming sessions, and group dynamics. This course applies to Fire Instructor II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 81C
Fire Instructor 2C

2 units; 20 hours lecture (2 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 80A and 80B
with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Instructional Techniques, Part 5, Employing Visual Aids course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). Topics of discussion include the principles of media in the instructional process, selection of audio/visual and instructional media, employment of basic and advanced forms of instructional media, use of computers in the instructional process, and individualized instruction programs, with emphasis on audio visual techniques. This course applies to Fire Instructor II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 90A
Fire Investigation 1A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 11
or equivalent or current employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Fire Cause and Origin Determination course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). This is the first course in fire investigation and focuses on basic fire scene investigation, fire cause, fire scene indicators, fire scene records, and investigative agencies. It applies to Fire Officer and Fire Investigator I certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 90B
Fire Investigation 1B

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 90A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Techniques of Fire Investigation course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is the second course in fire investigation and focuses on fire scene documentation, evidence collection and preservation, searches, interviewing techniques, applicable laws, and courtroom procedures. This course applies to Fire Investigator I certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 95abcd
Cooperative Career Education

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:


Parallel Plan (Work and Attend School at the Same Time):
Enrollment in a minimum of seven units, including Cooperative Career Education;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major


Alternate Plan (Work and Attend School Alternately):
Successful completion of one semester at El Camino College including
one course from the major before initial enrollment in plan;
enrollment limited to one other class during the semester;
employment in a job related to the major or career goal by the third week of the semester;
successful completion of at least seven units of other class work at El Camino before re-enrolling in plan
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, employer, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Fire and Emergency Technology field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare these to personal potential and expectations.

Note: The maximum total units earned for CCE under both plans may not exceed 16 units.

Fire and Emergency Technology 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Fire and Emergency Technology with a minimum
grade of B in each and acknowledgment by instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Fire and Emergency Technology not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Fire and Emergency Technology projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 100
Fire Management 1

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or current employment in the field and Fire and Emergency Technology 4
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Management and Supervision for Company Officers course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). The course is designed to prepare or enhance the first line supervisor's ability to supervise subordinates in a fire company and it introduces key management concepts and practices utilized in the California Fire Service. The course includes discussions about decision making, leadership styles, personnel evaluations, and counseling guidelines. This course applies to Fire Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 101A
Fire Management 2A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 100 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Fire Management, Organizational Development and Human Relations course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). Participants are provided with information on how to make the transition from supervisor to manager and offered sound management principles in preparation for more intensified training in specific disciplines. Topics of discussion include internal and external influences, personality traits of firefighters, managing human relations, group dynamics, conflict resolution, and other problem solving techniques. This course applies to Chief Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 110A
Fire Prevention 1A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1
or equivalent or employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the first course in the series of fire prevention courses offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It provides a broad, technical overview of fire prevention codes and ordinances, inspection practices, key hazards, and extinguishing systems. This course meets National Fire Protection Association 1031, Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications Standards, and applies to Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer I, and Public Education Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 110B
Fire Prevention 1B

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the second course in the series of fire prevention courses offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It focuses on the codes and ordinances that pertain to fire prevention practices in California. The topics covered include combustible, flammable, and hazardous materials, building construction and occupancy, evacuation procedures, inspection reports, and processing plans. This course meets National Fire Protection Association 1031, Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications Standards, and applies to Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer I, and Public Education Officer certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 110C
Fire Prevention 1C

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110B
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Flammable Liquids and Gases course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is the third course in the series of fire prevention courses and focus on the storage, handling, and transportation of, as well as the special hazards associated with, flammable and combustible liquids and gases. This course meets National Fire Protection Association 1031, Fire Inspector Professional Qualifications Standards, and applies to Fire Prevention Officer I certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 111A
Fire Prevention 2A

2 units; 20 hours per week lecture (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110A and 110B
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Fire Protection Systems and Building Components course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is the fourth course in the series of fire prevention courses and focuses on laws and regulations pertaining to fire protection systems, installations, and problems. Topics of discussion include smoke, heat, and fire detectors, fire alarm equipment, building components, assemblies and devices, fire doors, and basic hydraulic calculations for fire extinguishing systems. This course applies to Fire Prevention Officer II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 111B
Fire Prevention 2B

2 units; 20 hours per week lecture (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110A and 110B
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Interpreting the California Code of Regulations (CCR), Titles 19 and 24, course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is the fifth course in the series of fire prevention courses and provides the participants with in-depth information about the fire and life safety standards of buildings as they relate to Titles 19 and 24. Topics of discussion include types of construction, construction methods and materials, interior finishes, roof coverings, and occupancy. This course applies to Fire Prevention Officer II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 111C
Fire Prevention 2C

2 units; 20 hours per week lecture (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110A, 110B, 110C
Credit, degree applicable

This course parallels the Special Hazard Occupancies course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). It is the sixth course in the series of fire prevention courses and introduces the participants to some of the more unique or unusual fire prevention challenges. Topics of discussion include the role of regulatory agencies, high hazard industrial processes, special fire supression systems, and industrial fire inspections. This course applies to Fire Prevention Officer II certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 112A
Fire Prevention 3A

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 110A, 110B, or equivalent;
Technical Mathematics 1 or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Hydraulic Sprinkler Calculations course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) and is the seventh course in a series of eight. This course provides an explanation and analysis of the functions and capabilities of a hydraulically calculated sprinkler system. This course applies to Fire Prevention Officer III certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 112B
Fire Prevention 3B

2 units; 20 hours lecture per week (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 111B or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course parallels the Plan Checking course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) and is the eighth and last course in the Fire Prevention series. It provides hands-on training for building plan reviewers. Topics include: building codes, standards, and local amendments; site-plan review; building construction; building characteristics; fire protection equipment; multi-family occupancies; commercial buildings, care facilities; drinking and dining facilities; shopping malls and high rise buildings. This course applies to Fire Prevention Officer III certification requirements established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Fire and Emergency Technology 113A
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A

1.5 units; 30 hours lecture, 10 hours lab (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1 and 9
or current employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides the student with information on driver techniques for emergency vehicles and techniques of basic inspection maintenance of emergency vehicles, including actual exercises under simulated emergency conditions. This course applies to certification requirements for Driver/Operator as established by the California State Board of Fire Services.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 113B
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B

1.5 units; 30 hours lecture, 10 hours lab (one week course)
Recommended Preparation: Fire and Emergency Technology 1 and 9
or current employment in the field
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides the student with information, theory, methods and techniques for operating fire service pumps. Topics covered include types of pumps, engine and pump gauges, maintenance, unsafe plumbing conditions, pressure relief devices, cooling systems, water supplies, drafting, field hydraulics, and pumping operations. This course applies to certification requirements for Driver/Operator as established by the California Board of Fire Services.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 128
Paramedic Preparation Course

3 units; 32 hours lecture (2 weeks course)
Recommended Preparation: six months experience as
an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or equivalent
Credit, not degree applicable

This is a preparatory course designed to increase the success of candidates for paramedic training. The topics covered in the course include: medical terminology, anatomy, respiratory system, cardiovascular system, nervous system, pharmacology, electrophysiology and the pathophysiology of shock. Case studies and patient simulations will be utilized to reinforce learning.

Note: Letter grade or CR/NCR option.

Fire and Emergency Technology 130
Basic Prehospital Care Principles

2 units; 3 hours lecture (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides an introduction to medical terminology, along with a review of surface anatomy and physiology. The course presents an overview of the human nervous system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system. Aseptic techniques will be described and demonstrated.

Fire and Emergency Technology 131
Field Assessing and Reporting

1.5 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers assessment techniques used in a non-hospital/non-clinical setting. The necessity of obtaining complete and accurate vital signs is stressed. Trauma assessment is discussed and demonstrated.

Fire and Emergency Technology 132
Prehospital Care Pharmacology

1.5 units; 2 hours lecture, 1 hour lab (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides an introduction to the study of drugs and their ongoing nature and effect on living tissue. A study of the various drugs that are available to the prehospital care technician is presented along with medication administration techniques. An introduction to intravenous (IV) therapy and drug therapy is covered.

Fire and Emergency Technology 133
Basic and Advanced Life Support

6.5 units; 9 hours lecture (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides students with a review of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques and sophisticated forms of airway management. The course presents an introduction and interpretation of electrocardiogram (EKG) rhythms with the use of an oscilloscope. Drugs used in cardiac arrest situations are discussed. Simulation exercises are conducted throughout the course.

Fire and Emergency Technology 134
Medical Emergencies

4 units; 6 hours lecture, 1 hour lab (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers a variety of medical emergencies that a paramedic is most likely to encounter. Topics presented include, but are not limited to communicable diseases, chest pain, drug abuse/poisonings, diabetes, neurological complications, and respiratory distress.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 135
Traumatic Emergencies

2 units; 3 hours lecture (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers the causes and treatment of bodily injuries due to trauma. Discussion topics include maxillofacial and soft tissue injuries, burns, head, spinal, chest and abdominal wounds, emergency childbirth and multi-casualty incidents.

Fire and Emergency Technology 136
Special Patient Emergencies

2 units; 3 hours lecture (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course focuses on emergencies which involve unresponsive patients, pediatrics to geriatrics, and methods for resuscitating these victims. Also discussed are obstetrical and behavioral problems. Circumstances surrounding paramedic critical incident stress are presented.

Fire and Emergency Technology 137
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Legal Aspects/Documentation

2 units; 3 hours lecture, 1 hour lab (13 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course covers the laws and legal authority which govern the scope of practice for the paramedic. Also presented are documentation techniques, paramedic report writing and paramedic skills competency testing.

Fire and Emergency Technology 138
Paramedic Clinical Internship

3 units; 40 hours lab per week (4 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides the student with an opportunity to apply knowledge and skills learned in the preceding courses to patient care. The emphasis of the course is to increase the student's assessment and diagnostic skills in a clinical setting.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 139
Paramedic Field Internship

8.5 units; 60 hours lab per week (8 weeks course)
Enrollment Limitation: admission to Paramedical Technician Program
Credit, degree applicable

This course provides an in-depth opportunity for the student to apply the skills and techniques that are necessary for a paramedic. The student will complete a field internship in a designated mobile intensive care unit under the supervision and evaluation of a certified paramedic or mobile intensive care nurse.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 140 (formerly 12A)
Emergency Medical Technician

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Corequisite: enrollment in Fire and Emergency Technology 141
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course presents training in the procedures to be used in assisting the sick and injured in the pre-hospital environment.

Note: Students must show proof of current certification in Health Care Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer CPR from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross at the first class meeting.
Note: Completion of this course and Fire and Emergency Technology 141, both with a grade of C or above, make the student eligible for certification as an EMT-1 by the County of Los Angeles.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 141 (formerly 12B)
Emergency Medical Technician Laboratory

1 unit; 3 hours lab
Corequisite: enrollment in Fire and Emergency Technology 140
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course presenting training in the procedures, and especially the skills, to be used in assisting the sick and injured in the pre-hospital environment.

Note: Students must show proof of current certification in Health Care Provider CPR or Professional Rescuer CPR from the American Heart Association or American Red Cross at the first class meeting.
Note: Completion of this course and Fire andEmergency Technology 140, both with a grade of C or above, make the student eligible for  certification as an EMT-1 by the County of Los Angeles.

Fire and Emergency Technology 142abcd (formerly 12C)
Basic Emergency Medical Technician Recertification

1.5 units; 1.5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Fire and Emergency Technology 140 and 141 with a minimum grade of C
in prerequisite or equivalent course work taken within the past 3 years.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a refresher course for those in need of recertification as a basic Emergency Medical Technician. This course is designed to present the student with updated and new technology in the areas of prehospital care.

Fire and Emergency Technology 143
Lifeguard Emergency Medical Technician Recertification

1.5 units; 32 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: current employment as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard
Credit, not degree applicable

This is an in-service course for Los Angeles County Lifeguard personnel in need of recertification as a Basic Emergency Medical Technician. The course is designed to present the student with updated and new technology in the areas of emergency prehospital care in a marine environment.

Note: Credit/no credit only.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 150
Firefighter In-Service Training

2 units; 1 hour lecture to be arranged, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: current employment as a paid, volunteer or auxiliary firefighter
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course will acquaint fire service personnel with current changes in contemporary fire fighting techniques. Major topics include fire service appliances, fire chemistry, automatic fire extinguishers and agents. Additional topics include fire prevention and enforcement, arson investigation, public safety, hazardous materials control and enforcement, communication, and emergency medical techniques.

Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 152
Flashover Survival Training

.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: current employment as a paid, volunteer or auxiliary firefighter
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to survive fire flashover. Students learn to recognize the incipient stages of fire development, survival techniques and combat techniques that delay flashover. Each student will participate in live exercises simulating flashover in a Swede Survival Flashover Container.

Note: Credit/no credit only.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 153
Rapid Intervention Crew Tactics

.5 unit; 9 hours lecture, 9 hours lab (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: current employment in the field as a firefighter,
fire cadet, reserve firefighter, or auxiliary firefighter
Credit, not degree applicable

This course parallels the Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) Tactics course offered by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES). Instruction and simulated exercises in firefighter survival and methods of removing injured personnel from structures are presented.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

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Fire and Emergency Technology 160abcd
Rescue Boat Operations

1 unit; 20 hours lecture, 20 hours lab (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: acceptance in the Los Angeles County Fire Department
Recurrent Lifeguard Program
Credit, not degree applicable

This is an introductory course for those who wish to acquire the specialized skills of operating rescue boats. Subjects covered include small boat handling, boat design, seamanship, water survival and rescue work.

Fire and Emergency Technology 161
Marine Safety and Ocean Lifeguard In-Service Training

2 units; 1 hour lecture to be arranged, 4 hours lab to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: current employment as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard
Credit, not degree applicable

This course, designed for ocean lifeguard personnel, covers marine safety and rescue including current changes in the field. Major topics include: emergency organizational and command development, physical fitness, personal safety, marine fire suppression, use of specialized rescue equipment, swiftwater rescue, ordinance enforcement, specialized rescue techniques, communications, and emergency medical techniques.
 
Note: Credit/no credit only.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 162
Rescue Diver In-Service Training

1 unit; 1 hour lecture to be arranged, 1 hour lab to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: current employment as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard
Credit, not degree applicable

This course, designed for ocean lifeguard personnel, covers emergency rescue scuba diving including current changes in the field. Major topics include: dive physics, medical aspects of diving, and safety of the rescuer and team. The purpose, features, types and uses of dive equipment, underwater environment, dive skills and repetitive diving, underwater navigation, deep diving, and search and recovery salvage will be explored.

Note: Credit/no credit only.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 163
Open Water Lifeguard Academy

5 units; 4 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: acceptance in the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recurrent Lifeguard Program
Credit, not degree applicable

This course provides instruction in surf and beach conditions, environmental hazards, lifesaving techniques, first aid, rescue equipment, and legal issues to prepare the student for employment as a recurrent lifeguard.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 164
Recurrent Lifeguard Certification

.5 unit; 9 hours lecture (one week course)
Enrollment Limitation: acceptance in the Los Angels County Fire Department Recurrent Lifeguard Program
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to provide certification training for the Los Angeles County Fire Department/Lifeguard Services Recurrent Lifeguards. Subjects covered include open water swimming, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, life saving equipment, and an update on new laws and regulations. This course meets the requirements for refresher training for Recurrent Lifeguards as per Title 22 of the California Health and Safety Code.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

Fire and Emergency Technology 165
Recurrent Marine Safety and Ocean Lifeguarding In-Service Training

1 unit; 1 hour lecture, 1 hour lab
Enrollment Limitation: acceptance in the Los Angeles County Fire Department Recurrent Lifeguard Program
Credit, not degree applicable

This course provides instruction in ocean lifeguard skills. Major topics include physical fitness, surf and beach conditions, environmental hazards, equipment, life saving techniques, first aid and rescuer safety.

Note: Credit/no credit only.
Note: This course is repeatable.

Fire and Emergency Technology 166abcd
Ocean Lifeguard Cadet Program

4.5 units; 4 hours lecture, 2.5 hours lab
Enrollment Limitation: two years experience in a Los Angeles County
approved Junior Lifeguard Program or equivalent aquatic experience
Credit, not degree applicable

This introductory course prepares the student for employment as an ocean lifeguard. Major topics include cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, rescue drills, surf and ocean swimming, rescue board proficiency, skin diving proficiency, communication, and environmental hazard identification.

Note: Credit/no credit only.

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 Last Published 2/10/11