Fire Protection Technology Courses

Fire Protection Technology Courses

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FPT - Fire Tech

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

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

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

CSU - California State University

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

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

CSU - California State University

FPT-200: Fire Fighter 1 Fire Academy (8.0 Lecture/6.5 Lab) (Min Credits: 14.5)

Prerequisite: FPT 065, FPT 065C, FPT 065L, HOC 002, KIN 039B Co-Requisite: KIN 039C or KIN 039D This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level Professional and Volunteer Fire Fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the most current edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the most current edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the most current edition of NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The seven overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter I curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fire ground operations, rescue operations, preparedness and maintenance, wild land suppression activities, and hazardous materials/WMD.

CSU - California State University

FPT-300A: Fire Prevention Internship Course 1 (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: FPT 055 Co-requisite: WRK 300FP This is the first course in the Fire Prevention Internship Program. Students will cover the process and documentation required for annual fire and life safety inspections in business, residential and recreational settings. Topics covered include; Assigned Department Information, Authority and Duties Standards, Codes and Permits, Fire Behavior, Building Construction, and the Inspection process. Fire Prevention Interns are required to take WRK 300FP as a co-requisite to this course and will complete 10-14 hours paid employment per week at a fire agency, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Interns may be assigned to 2 different agencies.

CSU - California State University

FPT-300B: Fire Prevention Internship Course 2 (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: FPT 300A Co-requisite: WRK 300FP This is the second course in the Fire Prevention Internship Program. Students will continue the process and documentation required for annual fire and life safety inspections in business, residential and recreational settings. The subject areas involved are; Means of Egress, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Hazardous Conditions, Site Access & Emergency Access, Water Supply, Fire Hydrants, Occupancy Classifications & Load. Fire Prevention Interns are required to take WRK 300FP as a co-requisite to this course and will complete 10-14 hours paid employment per week at a fire agency, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Interns may be assigned to 2 different agencies.

CSU - California State University

FPT-300C: Fire Prevention Internship Course 3 (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: FPT 300B Co-requisite: WRK 300FP This is the third course in the Fire Prevention Internship Program. Students will continue the process and documentation required for annual fire and life safety inspections in business, residential and recreational settings. Topics covered; Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, Plan Review, WUI (Wildland Urban Interface) Inspections, Hazardous Materials, Tent Inspections, and Complaints. Fire Prevention Interns are required to take WRK 300FP as a co-requisite to this course and will complete 10-14 hours paid employment per week at a fire agency, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Interns may be assigned to 2 different agencies.

CSU - California State University

FPT-300D: Fire Prevention Internship Course 4 (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: FPT 300C Co-requisite: WRK 300FP This is the fourth and final course in the Fire Prevention Internship Program and is the capstone course. Students will continue the process and documentation required for annual fire and life safety inspections in business, residential and recreational settings. Topics covered are; Hood & Duct Systems, Private Underground Systems, Fire Investigation, Knox Box Inspections, Community Education, Emergency Planning and Preparedness Measures and Fire ground Operations. Fire Prevention Interns are required to take WRK 300FP as a co-requisite to this course and will complete 10-14 hours paid employment per week at a fire agency, Monday through Friday during normal business hours. Interns may be assigned to 2 different agencies.

CSU - California State University

FPT-301: Fire Inspector 1A Duties and Administration (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

Advisory: FPT 051 or FPT 055 This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including legal responsibilities and authority, codes and standards, the inspection process, confidentiality and privacy requirements, and ethical conduct, and administrative tasks including preparing inspection reports, recognizing the need for a permit or plan review, investigating common complaints, and participating in legal proceedings.

CSU - California State University

FPT-302: Fire Inspector 1B: Fire and Life Safety (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

Prerequisite: FPT 301 Advisory: FPT 055 This course provides students with a basic knowledge of fire and life safety aspects related to the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including building construction, occupancy classifications, occupancy load, means of egress, hazardous conditions, fire growth potential, fire flow, and emergency planning and preparedness measures.

CSU - California State University

FPT-303: Fire Inspector 1C: Field Inspection (1.5 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.5)

Prerequisite: FPT 302 Advisory: FPT 055 This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the field inspection roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I, including basic plan review, emergency access for an existing system, hazardous materials, and the operational readiness of fixed fire suppression systems, existing fire detection and alarm systems, and portable fire extinguishers.

CSU - California State University

FPT-304: Fire Inspector 1D: Field Inspection CA (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite: FPT 303 Advisory: FPT 055 This course provides students with a basic knowledge of a Fire Fighter I’s field inspection roles and responsibilities specific to California including tents, canopies, and temporary membrane structures; fireworks and explosives; and wildland urban interface environments.

CSU - California State University