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Fire Technology Courses

Phone: 661-395-4044

Programs in the Fire Technology field are designed to provide education and training in public safety, fire prevention, fire behavior, fire tactics, hazardous materials, and related operations. Both theoretical and practical courses are offered.

Course Repeat Policy: Many in-service courses allow repeated enrollment. Students should be aware that repeatability policies allow a course repeat when either: (1) a less than satisfactory grade was earned, or (2) course content has changed significantly since the previous enrollment. For purposes of this section, course repeats to acquire new content will be approved if two or more years have passed since the previous enrollment.

Bakersfield College's Regional Fire Technology Academy (RFTA) was authorized by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) in 1980, with programs of study leading to Certified Fire Officer, Certified Chief Officer and Certified Fire Chief. RFTA sponsors many cooperative training programs with federal, state and local fire protection agencies.

Individuals may develop a program suitable to their career goals with the aid of a college counselor. Courses may lead to the achievement of specific career goals, immediate employment, an Associate Degree, or transfer credits that satisfy requirements for a Bachelor's Degree from Cogswell College in Fire Administration, or Fire Prevention Technology.

 

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT ARE OFFERED IN

FIRE TECHNOLOGY

Minimum units required in discipline: 32

Required Courses

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 1 Introduction to Fire Technology 3.0

FIRE 2 Personal Fire Safety
and Emergency Action or 
FIRE 7 Fire related Building Construction 3.0

FIRE 3 Fire Service Operations 3.0

FIRE 4 Fire Protection Chemistry 3.0

FIRE 5 Fire Prevention 3.0

FIRE 6 Fire Protection
Systems and Equipment 3.0

FIRE 7 Fire Related Building
Construction
3.0

FIRE 72h or Emergency Medical Technician I
Ambulance 4.0

EMT 1 Emergency Medical Care 4.0

TOTAL 22.0

 

General Education Courses:

ENGL 60* Basic Usage/Grammar 4.0

ENGL 1 or Introductory Composition 4.0

ENGL 1a or Expository Composition 4.0

PSYCH 1a  General Psychology 3.0
                  or
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology 3.0

SPCH 1 Speech Communications 3.0

TOTAL 10.0

*ENGL 60 is for Fire Technology Certificate only.

 

Note: FIRE B-1 is waived for students who have completed a Firefighter 1 academy or who have an equivalent course. FIRE B-2 is waived for students who are full-time firefighters with minimum of two years service as a full-time paid firefighter. Elective Fire Technology courses must be substituted for courses waived. A G.P.A. of at least 2.0 is required in the Certificate Program. Of the 30 units required, a minimum of 12 units must be completed at Bakersfield College.

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 70a Hazardous Material for First Responders 1.0
(In-service Training)

FIRE 70b First Responder "Operational"
Decontamination 0.5

FIRE 70c Hazardous Materials Incident
Commander/Scene Manager 1.0

FIRE 70d Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1A:
Basic Chemistry 1.0

FIRE 70e Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1B:
Applied Chemistry 1.0

FIRE 70f Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1C:
Incident Considerations 1.0

FIRE 70g Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1D:
Tactical Field Operations 1.0

FIRE 70h Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1E:
Special Mitigation Techniques 1.0

FIRE 70i Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1F:
Advanced Field Operations 1.0

 

WILDLAND FIRE CONTROL

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 71a Seasonal Firefighter Basic Training 1 2.0

FIRE 71b Seasonal Firefighter Basic Training 2 1.5

FIRE 71e Wildland Fire Behavior and Control 0.5

 

RESCUE AND LIFE SAFETY

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 72a Heavy Duty Rescue 1 0.5

FIRE 72b Heavy Duty Rescue 2 0.5

FIRE 72c Heavy Duty Rescue 3 1.0

FIRE 72d Swift Water Rescue 1.0

FIRE 72e Advanced Swift Water Rescue 1.0

FIRE 72f Auto Extrication 0.5

FIRE 72g Aircraft Fire Protection and Rescue Procedures 1.0

FIRE 72h Emergency Medical Technician 1
Ambulance 4.0

FIRE 72i Emergency Medical Technician 1
Recertification 1.0

 

SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS

COURSE
Number Title Units

FIRE 73 Incident Command System 0.5

FIRE 74 Petroleum Fire Procedures 0.5

FIRE 75 Fire Fighting Techniques 0.5

FIRE 76 Fire Fighting Skills 3.0

FIRE 77 Advanced Structure Fire Training 0.5

FIRE 78 Advanced Officer Training 0.5

FIRE 79 Instructor Orientation 0.5

FIRE 81 Orientation to Fire Technology 0.5

FIRE 83 Topics in Incident Command System
Part I 0.5-4.0

FIRE 84 Topics in Incident Command System
Part II 0.5-4.0

 

FIRE OFFICER CERTIFICATION (NFPA STANDARD 1021)

Minimum units required in discipline: 20

Required Courses

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 51a Fire Management 1a 2.0

FIRE 51b Fire Command 1a 2.0

FIRE 51c Fire Command 1b 2.0

FIRE 85  Fire Command 1c 2.0

FIRE 51d Fire Prevention 1a 2.0

FIRE 51e Fire Prevention 1b 2.0

FIRE 51f Fire Investigation 1a 2.0

FIRE 51g Fire Instructor 1a 2.0

FIRE 51h Fire Instructor 1b 2.0

FIRE 51i Fire Prevention 1c 2.0

FIRE 51j Fire Investigation 1b 2.0

 

CHIEF OFFICER CERTIFICATION (NFPA STANDARD 1021)

Minimum units required in discipline: 22

Required Courses

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 50a Fire Command 2--Command Tactics
at Major Fires 2.0

FIRE 50b Fire Command 2b--Scene Management
at Major Incidents 2.0

FIRE 50c Fire Command 2c--High-Rise Fire Tactics 2.0

FIRE 50d Fire Command 2d--Management of
Large-Scale Disasters 2.0

FIRE 50e Fire Command 2e--Wildland Fire Tactics 2.0

FIRE 50f Fire Management 2a--Organizational
Development and Human Relations 2.0

FIRE 50g Fire Management 2b--Finance and
Business Management for Chief Officers 2.0

FIRE 50h* Fire Management 2c--Computer
Application for the Fire Service 2.0

FIRE 50i Fire Management 2d--Master Planning 2.0

FIRE 50j Fire Management 2e--Staff Assignments
and Line Functions 2.0

FIRE 50k* Fire Investigation 2.0

TOTAL 22.0

*Courses are offered from State Fire Marshall's Office only.

 

DRIVER/OPERATOR CERTIFICATION

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 59 Fire Service Hydraulics 2.0

FIRE 60 Driver/Operator Certification 3.0

 

FIREFIGHTER I CERTIFICATION

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 61 Fire Fighter Trainee Academy 3.0

FIRE 62 Fire Fighter I Academy 8.0

 

FIREFIGHTER II CERTIFICATION

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 63 Fire Fighter II Academy 6.0

 

ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE PROGRAMS

Students must comply with the requirements as shown in the catalog under Graduation Requirements. Counselors/advisors will assist students in planning for an associate degree.

FIRE TECHNOLOGY

Minimum units required in discipline -- 22

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 1 Introduction to Fire Technology 3.0

FIRE 2 Fundamentals of Personal Fire Safety and Emergency Action or
FIRE 7 Fire Related Building Construction 3.0

FIRE 3 Fundamentals of Fire Service Operations 3.0

FIRE 4 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry 3.0

FIRE 5 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3.0

FIRE 6 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Systems
and Equipment 3.0

FIRE 72h Emergency Medical Technician 1--
Ambulance 4.0

 

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM

FIRE TECHNOLOGY

Minimum of units required in discipline: 32

Course
Number Title Units

FIRE 1 Introduction to Fire Technology 3.0

FIRE 2 Fundamentals of Personal Fire Safety
and Emergency Action 3.0 or
FIRE 7 Fire Related Building Construction 3.0

FIRE 3 Fundamentals of Fire Service Operations 3.0

FIRE 4 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry 3.0

FIRE 5 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3.0

FIRE 6 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Systems
and Equipment 3.0

FIRE 72h Emergency Medical Technician 1--
Non-Ambulance 4.0

FIRE 51a Fire Management 1A 2.0

FIRE 51b Fire Command 1A 2.0

FIRE 51c Fire Command 1B 2.0

FIRE 51d Fire Prevention 1A 2.0

FIRE 51e Fire Prevention 1B 2.0

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The following abbreviations are commonly used in the course descriptions: lect lecture; lab laboratory; demo demonstration; Repeat repeatability (see policy on course repetition); CCS Course Classification System. Hours given in parentheses are total hours for the course. Hours lecture, lab, etc., are hours required per week usually. Offered: F=course is offered fall semester; S=course is offered spring semester; SS=course is offered summer session. If there is no designation, the course is offered irregularly. Check with the department for information. Many classes are offered occasionally during the summer. Check the summer class schedule for additional course listings. Prerequisites are expressed as minimum requirements. See page 34 for a complete explanation. (CSU) indicates transferable to California State Universities; (UC) indicates transferable to University of California.

 

 

FIRE TECHNOLOGY

Credit limitations may apply. For specific information see a counselor.

FI TC 1 Introduction to Fire Technology (3 units)

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. Recommended: Reading Level 1. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trips required. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 2 Fundamentals of Personal Fire Safety and Emergency Action (3 units)

Basic skills in assessing fire dangers, handling common fire situations in the home and/or industry, basic Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Standard First Aid. Recommended: Reading Level 1. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trips required. Offered: F, S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 3 Fundamentals of Fire Service Operations (3 units)

Fundamentals of fire department organization, management, and resources, and the use of those resources to control various emergencies. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trip required. Offered: F. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 4 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry (3 units)

Fundamental information and knowledge of the physical and chemical characteristics of matter, fire hazardous materials, and basic extinguishment theory. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trips required. Offered: S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 5 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3 units)

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. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trips required. Offered: S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 6 Fundamentals of Fire Protection Systems and Equipment (3 units)

Provides information relating to 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. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (54) 3 lect/disc/demo. Field trips required. Offered: S. CCS: Occupational Education. Transferable: CSU and private colleges.

 

FI TC 50a Fire Command 2A--Command Tactics at Major Fires (2 units)

Concepts and methods for Chief Officers to understand complex fireground operations. Stresses the multiple company response and the efficient use of human and material resources in handling major structural fires. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (C.F.S.T.E.S.) for Chief Officer certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 51b or FI TC 51c. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50b Fire Command 2B--Scene Management at Major Incidents (2 units)

Management techniques for Chief Officers to control major fire disasters. Techniques in developing and writing plans for fire disaster control and in managing local disasters. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (C.F.S.T.E.S.) for Chief Officer certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 50a or equivalent. Hours: (36) 36 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50c Fire Command 2C -- High Rise Fire Tactics
(2 units)

Command and control techniques used at the scene of an emergency by fire company officers. Emphasizes decision making, the act of commanding, personnel and organization structures and pre-planning for effective command performance particularly related to high-rise building emergencies. Includes a review of the Incident Command System instituted by the State of California Fire Services. Prerequisite: FI TC 51b. Hours: (40) 27 lect, 13 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50d Fire Command 2D -- Management of Large-Scale Disasters (2 units)

Essential management techniques for Chief Officers needed to control major disasters. Developing and writing plans for disaster control and managing local disasters emphasized. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (C.F.S.T.E.S.) for Chief Officer certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 50a or equivalent. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50e Fire Command 2E - Wildland Fire Tactics (2 units)

California's wildland fire problem will be examined through wildland fire safety, weather effects, fuels, fire behavior, initial attack methods, using support equipment, including the use of topographic maps, strategy and tactics, and air attack operations. Accredited by the C.F.S.T.E.S. Chief Officer certification requirements. Prerequisite: FI TC 50a. Hours: (40) 36 lect, 4 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50f Fire Management 2A--Organizational Development and Human Relations (2 units)

Provides sound management principles in preparation for Chief Officer. Includes internal and external influences; personal behavior of fire fighters; managing human relations through group dynamics; and problem solving techniques. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System (C.F.S.T.E.S.) for Chief Officer Certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 51a. Hours: (40) 36 lect, 4 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50g Fire Management 2B: Fire Service Financial Management (1 unit)

Provides insight into the cyclical nature of budgeting and financial management. Chief officers, company officers, staff officers, or other fire service managers will become familiar with essential elements of financial planning, budget preparation, budget justification, and budget controls. Hours: (40) 18 lect, 22 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Degree applicable only.

 

FI TC 50i Fire Management 2D -- Master Planning (2 units)

Long-range fire protection planning. Emphasizes program planning, strategic planning, forecasting, systems analysis, systems design, research, networking policy analysis and plans and reports. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System for Chief Officer certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 50f. Hours: (40) 36 lect, 4 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 50j Fire Management 2E -- Staff Assignments and Line Functions (2 units)

Relationships with legislative bodies, organizational techniques, goal setting, planning-organizing and controlling, production measurement, evaluation of program effectiveness, civilians of public safety services, public safety employees contractual system, development of department programs and municipal fire insurance programs. Accredited by the C.F.S.T.E.S. for Chief Officer certification. Prerequisite: FI TC 50f. Hours: (40) 40 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51a Fire Management 1A (2 units)

Planning, operating and controlling the personnel functions necessary to become a company officer. Emphasizes training, counseling, managing the development of a firefighter, participating in departmental grievance procedures, managing discipline, morale, safety standards and diversity in the workplace. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (40) 40 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51b Fire Command 1A (2 units)

Fundamental information and experience in command and control techniques at emergency locations. Emphasizes commanding, the authority or right to command, personnel, organization or area under a commander and the performance requirements for Fire Service Officers. Prerequisite: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (36) 36 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51c Fire Command 1B (2 units)

Information and experience in command and control techniques used at the scene of hazardous material incidents. Emphasizes acts of commanding, the authority or right to command, the personnel organization or area under commander and the performance requirements for Fire Service Officers. Prerequisite: FI TC 51b. Hours: (36) 36 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51d Fire Prevention 1A (2 units)

Basic skills and knowledge necessary for Fire Prevention Officer 1. Legal responsibilities and fire hazard characteristics of various materials are included. Prerequisite: FI TC 5 or equivalent. Hours: (36) 36 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51e Fire Prevention 1B (2 units)

Basic fire prevention information for company officers so they may respond to a variety of fire prevention situations in a professional and effective manner. Meets NFPA 1031 Fire Inspection Professional Qualifications and California State Board of Fire Services Standards for Fire Prevention Officer 1b. Prerequisite: FI TC 51d. Hours: (36) 36 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51f Fire Investigation 1A (2 units)

Arson investigators will successfully carry out their responsibilities in arson detection and explosives investigation. Emphasizes essential elements of fire and explosives behaviors, types and use of laboratory services, and investigative responsibilities of an investigator at location of arson and explosives incidents. Meets P.O.S.T. certification requirements. Prerequisite: FI TC 62 or equivalent. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51g Fire Instructor 1A (2 units)

In-service training programs emphasizing occupational analysis, course outlines, concepts of learning, levels of instruction, behavioral objectives, lesson plans, the psychology of learning, evaluation of effectiveness and student teaching demonstrations are included. Prerequisite: FI TC 50. Hours: (40) 36 lect/4 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51h Fire Instructor 1B (2 units)

Continuation of FI TC 51g. Emphasizes instructors' roles and responsibilities, course outline development, lesson plan review, instructional aid development, fundamentals of testing and measurements, and student teaching demonstrations. Prerequisite: FI TC 51g. Hours: (40) 36 lect/4 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51i Fire Prevention 1C (2 units)

Special hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids and gases. Topics include bulk storage and handling, transportation of flammable gases and liquids. Meets NFPA 1031 Fire Inspection Professional Qualifications and California State Board of Fire Services Standards for Fire Prevention Officer 1. Prerequisites: FI TC 51d, FI TC 51e. Hours: (36) 36 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 51j Fire Investigation 1B (2 units)

Continuation of FI TC 51f adds topics of discussion including the juvenile fire setter, report writing, evidence collection and preservation procedures. Course meets P.O.S.T. certification requirements. Prerequisites: FI TC 51f or evaluation by instructor. Hours: (40) 40 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 59 Fire Service Hydraulics (2 units)

Assist fire fighters, pump operators and engineers in meeting the requirements for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator certification. Content covers characteristics of water, friction loss, engine pressure, multiple lines, unequal layouts, pump and pumpers and field equations. Recommended: MATH 50 or equivalent. Hours: (36) 3 lect per week for 12 weeks or 36 for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 60 Driver/Operator Certification (3 units)

Knowledge and skills in pump operations for fire engineers. Includes procedures on pumps, pumping principles, practical hydraulics, safe apparatus operation en route and at scenes of emergencies, principles of reading and interpreting gauges, hydrant operations and drafting procedures. Recommended: FI TC 62. Hours: (129) 8 lect/8 lab for 8 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 61 Fire Fighter Trainee Academy (3 units)

Basic educational and practical training essential for firefighter trainees. Emphasizes organizational procedures, forcible-entry tools, protective breathing apparatus, emergency medical care, inspection procedures, fire protection equipment and systems; wildland fire control; fire behavior; and petroleum fire procedures. Recommended: Reading Level 2. Hours: (120) 13.5 lect/16.5 lab for 4 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 62 Fire Fighter I Academy (8 units)

Basic educational and practical training essential for Fire Fighter I. Advanced study of organizational procedures; forcible entry tools; protective breathing apparatus; emergency medical care; inspection procedures; fire protection equipment and systems; wildland fire control; fire behavior; and petroleum fire procedures. Recommended: FI TC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or equivalent. Hours: (320) 18 lect/22 lab for 8 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 63 Fire Fighter II Academy (6 units)

Advanced academic and manipulative training essential for the achievement of job tasks specified for Fire Fighter II. Covers inspection and maintenance of equipment, fire protection surveys, fire prevention inspections, reports and plans and fire alarm features. Meets requirements for the California State Board of Fire Services, Fire Fighter II certification. Recommended: FI TC 62 or equivalent. Hours: (235) 235 lect/lab for a total of 40 weeks. Field trips required. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 64a Beginning Volunteer Firefighting (1 unit)

Basic knowledge and skills in firefighting practices for volunteers. Includes basic usage of forcible-entry tools, ventilation tools, rope usage, extinguisher usage, salvage and overhaul procedures, rescue procedures, resuscitation procedures and cardiopulmonary resuscitation procedures used by Fire Departments. Also includes areas of fire behavior and tactics; pumping procedures; hose evolutions, and ground ladder procedures. Hours: (18) 18 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 64b Advanced Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification (4.5 units)

Basic knowledge and skills in fire fighting practices for volunteers. Includes fundamental usage of forcible-entry tools, ventilation procedures, rope usage, extinguisher practices, salvage and overhaul procedures, rescue procedures, cardio-pulmonary resuscitation techniques, fire behavior and tactics, fire streams, hose evolutions, and ladder procedures. Recommended: Evaluation by instructor. Hours: (144) 13.5 lect, 22.5 lab for 4 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 65 Fire Service Staff Development Training (3 units)

Staff development training that provides students with contemporary fire fighting techniques. Topics include the latest concepts involving: organizational development; fire services appliances; fire chemistry; automatic fire extinguisher and agents; fire prevention and enforcement; arson investigation; public safety; hazardous materials control and enforcement; mutual aid/joint powers agreement; communications; personal health issues; and emergency rescue techniques. Hours: (156) 1 lect, 2 lab. (12 hours per month for 12 months). Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70a Hazardous Materials for First Responders
(0.5 unit)

Mandated by law or called upon by necessity to assess, plan for, and initiate mitigation of incidents involving hazardous materials. Content covers the extent and nature of today's hazardous materials problem, effects of weather, topography, and environmental conditions on the behavior of hazardous materials and the containment efforts these conditions require. Recommended: FI TC 1 or equivalent. Hours: (36) 18 lect/18 lab for 1 week. Repeat: 1. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70b First Responder "Operational"--Decontamination (0.5 unit)

Provide members of a decontamination team at a hazardous materials incident with a primary understanding of the processes used in decontamination and the knowledge to perform in a safe and competent manner to limit the spread of contamination. Hours: (9) 9 lect/demo for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70c Hazardous Materials Incident Commander/Scene Manager (1 unit)

Provide students with competencies needed to assume the role of an Incident Commander, as well as leadership skills for any other Command of Staff Incident Command System positions which are necessary during a hazardous materials incident. Content will also accentuate personnel safety and management. Hours: (36) 36 lect/demo for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70d Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1A: Basic Chemistry (1 unit)

Technical training in the physical and chemical terminology important to hazardous materials technicians/specialists and prevention officers, ability to determine properties of a chemical compound by name or formula. Includes study of important terms which describe properties, reactions with other materials, and the effects upon human beings, environment, and property. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist certification. Hours: (40) 18 lect, 22 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70e Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1B: Applied Chemistry (1 unit)

A review of the basic terminology and theory of chemistry as it relates to hazardous materials incident management. Content includes: hazard and risk management; behavior and effect of toxicant and the major biological systems affected by toxicant; as well as using monitoring equipment to detect hazardous atmospheres and unknown solids and liquids. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist I certification. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70f Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1C: Incident Considerations (1 unit)

Content covers hazardous materials data research; meteorological considerations that influence hazardous materials response activities; hazardous materials incidents command concepts associated with response activities; incident specific considerations that influence hazardous materials response activities; and legislative and regulatory policies that impact hazardous materials response activities. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist certification. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70g Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1D: Tactical Field Operations (1 unit)

Information on confinement, including diking, dams and sorbent; awareness on plugging and patching; application of chemical protecive clothing; preservation of evidence; and emergency medical considerations at a hazardous materials incident. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist certification. Hours: (40) 40 lect for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70h Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1E: Special Mitigation Techniques (1 unit)

Content covers medical monitoring guidelines; use of Level "A" chemical protective clothing; repair leaks on a rail tank car; procedures to simulate off-loading hydrocarbons from a rolled over DOT MC-306//406 aluminum tank truck; and practice as member of a haz mat team in simulated hazardous materials incidents. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist certification. Hours: (40) 40 lect/demo for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 70i Hazardous Materials Tech/Spec 1F:Advanced Field Operations (1 unit)

Practical application of methods and procedures to mitigate leaking containers; transferring hazardous materials between containers; classifying known and unknown chemicals participating as a member of haz mat team in simultated hazardous materials incidents; and exercising safe methods while operating at hazardous materials incidents. Applies to Hazardous Materials Technician/Specialist certification. Hours: (40) 40 lect/demo for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 71a Seasonal Firefighter Basic Training 1 (2 units)

Basic concepts, techniques, skills and theories on fire suppression and control. Includes fire organization, wildland fire behavior, and fire safety. Satisfies one-half of required training standards. Recommended: Evaluation by instructor. Hours: (40) 9 lect/31 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 71b Seasonal Firefighter Basic Training 2 (1.5 units)

Manipulative and technical training in the identification and operation of fire tools and equipment. Includes fire-line construction practices, physical fitness and water-handling equipment. Satisfies one-half of required training standards. Recommended: Evaluation by instructor. Hours: (40) 9 lect, 31 lab for 1 week. Repeat: 2. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 71e Wildland Fire Behavior and Control (0.5 unit)

Basic watershed fire behavior. Environmental factors of fire behavior which start and spread watershed fires, and basic fire suppression methods applicable to breaking the fire triangle are emphasized. Meets National Interagency Incident Management System certification. Hours: (9) 9 lect/discussion for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72abc Heavy Duty Rescue 1-2-3 (0.5-0.5-1 unit)

Technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully perform heavy duty rescue emergencies. Emphasizes methods and procedures for utilizing heavy duty rescue equipment, maintaining and storing of heavy duty rescue equipment, and recognizing basic types of building construction and their collapse characteristics resulting from various causes. Accredited by the California Fire Service Training and Education System. Recommended: FI TC 2, FI TC 72h or equivalent. Hours: (18-54) 72a: 18 for 0.5 unit; 72b: 36 for 0.5 unit; 72c: 54 for 1 unit lect/lab/manipulative exercises. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72d Swift Water Rescue (1 unit)

Basic techniques necessary to perform emergency rescue procedures involving swift water rivers. Emphasizes basic rescue knot practices, handling small rescue boats, emergency care, and controlling special hazards and problems in swift water emergencies. Hours: (30) 18 lect/12 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72e Advanced Swift Water Rescue (1 unit)

Refinement of skills in manipulating and controlling activities at heavy swiftwater rescue scenes. Includes advanced river crossing techniques, cross river strokes management, swiftwater search techniques, and team organizational requirements. Recommended: FI TC 72d. Hours: (20) 20 lect/manipulative exercises for 1 week. Field trips required. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72f Auto Extrication (0.5 unit)

A systematic approach to vehicle rescue, and the use of mechanical and hand tools used in the extrication process. Hours: (18) 9 lect/9 lab for 1 week. Field trips required. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72g Aircraft Fire Protection and Rescue Procedures (1 unit)

Information, methods and techniques necessary for providing crash fire rescue services at airports. Includes utilizing conventional fire apparatus and specialized crash fire rescue apparatus, crash fire rescue, extinguishing agents, various types of aircraft and operations at crash scenes. Recommended: FI TC 62. Hours: (36) 18 lect, 18 lab for 1 week. Field trips required. Repeat: 3. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 72h Emergency Medical Technician I -- Non-Ambulance (4 units)

Techniques of emergency medical care presently considered within the responsibilities of the Emergency Medical Technician as well as all operational aspects. Emphasizes the development of student skills in recognizing symptoms of illness and injuries, and proper procedures of emergency care. Meets California State Department of Health and State Board of Fire Services criteria for EMT 1--NA Training. Recommended: FI TC 1 and/or FI TC 50a. Hours: (96) 80 lect/demo/practical exercises, plus 16 of non-ambulance field experience for 2 or 10 weeks. Field trips required. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Associate Degree only.

 

FI TC 72i EMT 1 -- Non-ambulance Recertification (1 unit)

Updates the skills of EMT 1-- Non-Ambulance Certificate holders as prescribed by law. Reviews and updates material in FI TC 72h -- EMT 1 -- Non-Ambulance. Recommended: Possession of a valid EMT 1 -- NA Certificate which is current in Kern County. Hours: (28) 16 lect/12 lab for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 74 Petroleum Fire Procedures (0.5 unit)

Practical experiences in various firefighting procedures involving flammable liquid fire emergencies, at/or near petroleum installations. Includes utilization of safety practices and extinguishment of various types of petroleum product fires. Certified by the California State Fire Service Training and Educational Program. Recommended: FI TC 50a or equivalent. Hours: (9) 3 lect/6 lab manipulative exercises for 1 day. Repeat: 1. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 75 Fire Fighting Techniques (0.5 unit)

Advanced techniques of fire control involving the utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents in emergency situations. Recommended: FI TC 62. Hours: (9-27) 9-27 lect/lab. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 77 Advanced Structure Fire Training (0.5 unit)

Latest techniques in structure fire control. Specialized fire fighting techniques used to control residential, commercial and high-rise building fires. Recommended: FI TC 62. Hours: (9-36) 9-36 lect/lab. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 78 Advanced Officer Training (0.5 unit)

Contemporary techniques of supervision, concentrating on supervision techniques identified by local fire service agencies. Recommended: FI TC 62. Hours: (9-36) 9-36 lect/lab for 1 week. Repeat: 1. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 79 Instructor Orientation (0.5 unit)

Assists fire technology instructors with information needed to properly administer classroom activities. State certification system, administrative procedures, curriculum development and organization, publication format and style, and teaching strategies for accredited regional courses are emphasized. Recommended: FI TC 51g, FI TC 51h. Hours: (9-24) 9-24 lect/lab for one week or 1 day. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 81 Orientation to Fire Technology (0.5 unit)

Assists fire technology instructors with information needed to properly administer classroom activities. Includes information on the certification system, administrative procedures, curriculum development and organization, publication format and style, and teaching strategies for accredited regional courses. Recommended: FI TC 51g, FI TC 51h. Hours: (9-24) 9-24 lect/disc for 1 week. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 83 Topics in Incident Command System Part I (0.5-1.5 units)

Twenty-six professional development workshops and seminars related to specific topics of the Incident Command System. Prepares municipal, county, state, and federal fire personnel to meet certification standards set forth by the National Interagency Incident Management System. Hours: (9-72) 9-72 lect/disc for up to 2 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 83a P-151 Wildfire Origin and Cause Determination (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83b S-205 Fire Operations in the Urban Interface (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83c S-217 Interagency Helicopter Training Guide (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83d I-244 Field Observer/Display Processor (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83e S-230 Single Resource Boss-Crew (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83f S-234 Firing Methods and Procedures (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83g I-254 Base/Camp Manager (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83h S-271 Helibase Manager (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83i S-270 Basic Air Operations (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83j S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
(0.5 unit)

FI TC 83k S-300 Incident Commander, Multiple Resources Extended Attack (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83L S-336 Fire Suppression Tactics (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83m I-333 Strike Team Leader/Crew (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83n I-334 Strike Team Leader/Engine (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83o I-335 Strike Team Leader/Dozer (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83p I-339 Division/Group Supervisor (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83q I-346 Situation Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83r I-347 Demobilization Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83s I-348 Resources Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83t I-354 Facilities Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83u I-355 Ground Support Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83v I-356 Supply Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83w I-357 Food Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83x I-358 Communications Unit Leader (1.5 units)

FI TC 83y I-365 Time Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 83z I-368 Procurement Unit Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84 Topics in Incident Command System: Part II (0.5 unit)

Twenty professional development workshops and seminars related to specific topics of the Incident Command System. Prepares personnel from municipal, county, state, and federal fire service agencies in meeting certification standards set forth by the National Interagency Incident Management System. Hours: (12-40) 12-40 lect/disc for 1-2 weeks. Offered: F, S, SS. CCS: Occupational Education. Not Transferable: Not degree applicable.

 

FI TC 84a I-374 Helicopter Coordinator (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84b I-375 Air Support Supervisor (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84c I-376 Air Tanker Coordinator (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84d I-378 Air Attack Supervisor (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84e I-400 Incident Commander (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84f I-401 Safety Officer (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84g I-403 Information Officer (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84h I-420 Command and General Staff (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84i I-430 Operation Section Chief (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84j I-440 Planning Section Chief (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84k I-450 Logistics Section Chief (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84L I-460 Finance Section Chief (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84m I-470 Air Operations Branch Director (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84n S-370 Intermediate Air Operations (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84o S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84p S-490 Advanced Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84q PMS-415 Introduction to Wildland Fire Suppression for Rural Fire Departments (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84r ICS 260-CWN (Call When Needed) Helicopter Module Leader (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84s S 260 Fire Business Management Principles (0.5 unit)

FI TC 84t ICS S-213 Dozer Boss (0.5 unit)

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