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Course Catalog: Fire Technology

FT 0100-1003 0.5-3.0
Workshop/Seminar
Introductory level course designed to upgrade or develop specific skills relative to current or anticipate employment.
Prerequisite: None

FT 1013 3.0
BS Fire Prot&Alrm Sys
A study of modern fire protection including water supply and distribution systems, housing of equipment and personnel, private fire protection methods, chemical extinguishers, building construction, and a study of the various types of fixed and portable fire detection and alarm systems. Written documentation included as applicable. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 1015 5.0
Firefighter I
A course designed to help fire service officials in providing training to recruit firefighters. The course places emphasis on these skills and related information necessary to develop and recruit firefighters as a usable member of the firefighter in NFPA Standard 1001-1987 were used in the development of this package. The course is divided into 18 subject areas as required by NFPA 1001. Offered evenings only. If state certified, this course not required.
Prerequisite: None Students may apply for the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (MDFS) Fire Fighter I Certification after successful completion of the course. It is the student's responsibility to review and meet the MDFS requirements for certification. Information can be found on the Missouri Division of Fire Safety website : http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/training/firefi ghterI-II.asp

FT 1023 3.0
Gen Bldg Construction
A study of fundamentals of building construction and materials related to fire protection. Includes building plan layouts, conventional representations, symbols and abbreviations for building materials, methods of showing floor plans, elevations, sections, and dimensions. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 1025 5.0
Firefighter II
This course is designed to train the student to Level II as outlined in the Standard for Fire Fighters Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1001-1987 Chapter 4. Subjects include fire behavior, portable extinguishers, water supplies, ropes, self-contained breathing apparatus, ladders, ventilation, forcible entry, hose, nozzles, appliances, fire streams, rescue, sprinkler systems, inspections, first aid, salvage, and overhaul.
Prerequisite: FT 1015, minimum grade C Students may apply for the Missouri Division of Fire Safety (MDFS) Fire Fighter II Certification after successful completion of the course. It is the student?s responsibility to review and meet the MDFS requirements for certification. Information can be found on the Missouri Division of Fire Safety website: http://www.dfs.dps.mo.gov/programs/training/firefi ghterI-II.asp

FT 1034 4.0
Apparatus Driver/Operator
This course is designed to acquaint firefighters, pump operators, and engineers with the following: characteristics of water flow, friction loss, engine pressure, multiple lines, unequal layouts, pump and pumpers, and field equations. Written documentation included as applicable. Recommend mathematics and physics courses. Offered evenings only
Prerequisite: None

FT 1043 3.0
Fr Dept Organ&Suprv
Instruction in management and administration for the fire service including the functions of management, planning, organizing, directing, controlling, the management cycle, motivation, behavioral science, executive development, educational development, and labor relations. Written documentation included as applicable. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 1063 3.0
Codes & Ordinances
This course is designed to acquaint students with necessary procedures to properly enforce national, state, and local ordinances related to fire protection. Includes building and electrical codes. Recommend previous FT 1023. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 1073 3.0
Fire Fghtg Strategies&tactics
This course will prepare the firefighter in the development of strategies and tactics that are used to function at emergency calls. The student will recognize the need for strategies and tactics to take control of an emergency incident. Students will also be required to participate in tabletop exercises designed to demonstrate taking control of various emergency scenarios.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2022 2.0
Fire Service Instruction I
A study of the knowledge and skills necessary to be a fire service instructor. Instructional techniques will be discussed and developed. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to take the state certification exam for Fire Service Instructor I.
Prerequisite: FT 1025, minimum grade C

FT 2023 3.0
Hazardous Mtrls
Content will provide students with basic information concerning the properties of hazardous materials and the methods that are most appropriate for handling the various kinds of accidents that can occur with these substances. Recommend previous FT 1003. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2033 3.0
Inspect&Fir Prvnt
This course is designed to introduce students to various inspection practices which include surveying and mapping procedures associated with the organization and functions of fire prevention. Also includes areas of legal responsibilities and fire hazard characteristics. Opportunity is provided to make at least one complete inspection and report on an operation industry. Written documentation included as applicable. Recommend previous FT 1063. Offered evenings only.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2042 2.0
Fire Service Instruction II
A study of the knowledge and skills necessary to be a fire service instructor. The student will learn how to develop a lesson plan and evaluate students through examinations. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to take the state certification exam for Fire Service Instructor II.
Prerequisite: FT 2022, minimum grade C

FT 2044 4.0
Fire Investigation
This course is designed to introduce students to methods of determining point of origin, path of fire travel, and fire causes. Topics include motives and methods of fire setting, recognizing and preserving evidence, arson laws, types of arson fires, court testimony, reports, and records.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2063 3.0
Rescue Techniques
A course designed to provide technical knowledge and practical skills necessary to perform emergency rescue procedures. Content will include: auto extrication, water and ice rescue, rope rescue, cave rescue, trenching incidents, search and rescue, electrical emergencies, and proper use and care of equipment.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2064 4.0
Fire Officer I
Fire Officer I studies the requirements, responsibilities, and skills required to become an effective company officer. The course is subdivided into five sections consisting of: fitting into the organization, handling interpersonal relationships, managing individual performance, managing pre-incident and fire ground procedures, and administration safety, health and legal guidelines. State certification exam will be given at the completion of this course.
Prerequisite: FT 2022, minimum grade C

FT 2074 4.0
Fire Officer II
Fire Officer II is a continuance in the development of the company fire officer. This course will give the student an advanced look at the duties and responsibilities of a company officer. This class will assist the firefighter in becoming a company officer while it will develop and sharpen the skills of the current company officer. This class is for state certification. The state exam will be given at the conclusion of the course.
Prerequisite: FT 2064, FT 2022, minimum grade C (may be obtained within one year of course completion to receive State certification).

FT 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
I.S.-Fire Technology
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

FT 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
Spec Topics-Fire Tech
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: None

FT 2991 1.0
Employment Skills
A course designed to assist fire technology students in obtaining training and jobs suitable to their interests. To be taken the last semester of study.
Prerequisite: None

 
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