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  • SFS: Structural Fire Science

    Principles Of Emergency Services

    • SFS 101 (P/T)
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    History and philosophy of services. Includes responsibility in the community, roles and responsibilities of paramedics and firefighters, an overview of the ICS system, and the organization and function of emergency services agencies and allied organizations education and certification. Awareness and identification of hazardous materials, emergency services apparatus fire behavior, detection and protection system and survey of professional career opportunities and requirements and resume development. Upon completion of courses, student is eligible for FESHE/FEMA/NFA certificate.

    Fire Behavior and Combustion

    • SFS 110 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Upon completion of courses, student is eligible for FESHE/FEMA/NFA certificate

    Fire Incident Related Experience I

    • SFS 151 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Fire incident related standards that fulfill the requirements of OSHA and the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training for Entry-Level Firefighter.

    Fire Incident Related Experience II

    • SFS 152 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Large-diameter hose uses, attack hose procedures, ICS and passport information, firefighter responsibilities, and ISI SCBA procedures. Includes SCBA use under extreme working loads, refilling SCBA bottles, use of cascade systems, live-fire attack practices, salvage operations, overhaul practices, fire cause investigation, the firefighter's responsibility, district familiarization, map book use, radio procedures, driving laws and practices, power tool operation and maintenance, ventilation principles, and vertical ventilation. Includes a practicum for Driver certification and driving portions of Pumper Operator. Prerequisites: SFS 151

    Fire Incident Related Exp III

    • SFS 153 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Practicum to function safely and effectively as an intergral member of a firefighting team and successfully pass testing for IFSAC Firefighter I. Includes a practicum for "Driver" and "Pumper Operator" certification. Students completing the course will take written and task performance tests for "Driver" certification. Prerequisites: SFS 151 and SFS 152.

    Fire Pumps and Water Supply

    • SFS 158 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Theory of pump operation and scope of water supply. Types and features of various pumps, practical operation of fire pumps and acessories. Includes drafting, preplanning of hydrant and tanker operations, hydraulic calculations, water supply requirements source options, and delivery systems. This course is designed to meet the competencies as set forth by DPSST for Firefighter II and Pumper Operator. Prerequisites: SFS 151 and 152 and MATH070, or instructor permission.

    Firefighters Law

    • SFS 166 (P/T)
    • 1.00 Credit

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Covers the legal responsibilities and rights of firefighters in driving, inspection, emergency operations, communication and fire prevention. Includes firefighter's rights as a civil service employee.

    Fire Department Leadership

    • SFS 169 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Role of fire service leaders in managing the daily operations of a fire company. Covers leadership concepts such as types of supervisors, including attitude, cooperation, individual differences, motivation, and communications as part of the management cycle.

    Fire Protection Systems

    • SFS 171 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Types, uses, and care of portable fire extinguishers. Includes sprinklers and special extinguishing systems, standpipe systems, systems designed to detect and report fires, and fire pumps. Upon completion of courses, student is eligible for FESHE/FEMA/NFA certificate.

    International Fire Codes

    • SFS 172 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Interprets the International Building Code, International Fire Code, State Fire Marshal Fire Safety Regulations and related Oregon and Idaho revised statues, N.F.P.A., and other codes relating to fire prevention and life safety.

    Principles Of Fire and Emergency

    • SFS 210 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the National Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. Upon completion of courses, student is eligible for FESHE/FEMA/NFA certificate.

    Fire Department Budgets

    • SFS 217 (P/T)
    • 1.00 Credit

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Outlines the budgeting process as required by Oregon and Idaho laws to include types of budgets, the process of preparing a budget, and classifying expenditures.

    Fire Prevention

    • SFS 260 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    History and philosophy of fire protection through review of life and property loss statistics, case studies of fire protections agencies, current and future fire protection problems, and fire prevention laws and regulations. Develops an awareness of, and positive attitude toward fire prevention as a method of accomplishing the fire department mission. Upon completion of courses, student is eligible for FESHE/FEMA/NFA certificate.

    Fire Incident Related Exp IV

    • SFS 261 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduces additional skills and provides a practicum to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a firefighting team and successfully pass testing for NFPA. Prerequisites: SFS 153

    Fire Incident Related Exp V

    • SFS 262 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Introduce new skills and provides a practicum for NFPA Firefighter II, Driver, and Pumper Operator certifications. Assists with entering the job market and in becoming more successful in competitive fire service entry processes. Prerequisites: SFS 261

    Fire Incident Related Exp VI

    • SFS 263 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Includes skills and provides a practicum for NFPA Firefighter II, Driver, and Pumper Operation certifications. Prepares students for entering the job market and assists them in becoming more successful in competitive fire service entry processes. Introduces contemporary issues regarding the furnishing of emergency services. Students completing the course will take written and task performance tests for NFPA Firefighter II. Prerequisites: SFS 262

    Public Info For The Fire Service

    • SFS 284 (P/T)
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Provides students with the ability to identify public and proprietary information to form media releases and develop and maintain positive relations with media representatives. Prerequisites: WR 121

    SOC: Sociology

    General Sociology

    • SOC 204
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Presents basic theories, concepts, and processes involved in scientific study of society, including culture, socialization, social structure, social interaction, and formal organizations.

    General Sociology

    • SOC 205
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Examines deviance. Studies social stratification, issues of social class, gender, racial and ethnic groups, the elderly, and collective behavior.

    General Sociology

    • SOC 206
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Spring

    Applies sociological analysis of social change and trends in the family, religion, education, economics, politics, and medicine.

    Marriage/Family/Intimate Relations

    • SOC 210
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    Presents sociological analyses of topics which may include romantic love, sexual patterns, courtship and dating, intimate relationships, divorce, widowhood, remarriages, family systems in other cultures, family systems in America, current changes, and prospects for the future. Guides students into ways of coping better in their own relationships.

    Human Sexuality

    • SOC 231
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall

    A comprehensive study of human sexuality with an emphasis on sexual issues from scientific and humanistic perspectives. This course includes a survey of historical, cultural and cross-cultural variation in sexuality, sex research, female and male sexual and reproductive anatomy and physiology, gender issues, sexual response, sexual communication, sexual behavior patterns, love and sexual orientations.

    SOWK: Social Work

    Intro To Social Work

    • SOWK 111
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring

    Introduces the profession of social work, surveying the professional knowledge, skills, values, and ethics applicable for generalist social work practices. Reviews the historical, philosophical, educational, and social dimensions of the profession. Considers various fields of social work practice and their unique attributes, including income levels of each. Places special emphasis on rural areas. Recommended Co-requisite: SOWK 280. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option.

    Social Welfare System and Policy

    • SOWK 220
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Spring

    Addresses the historical impact and current delivery of social services to people of poverty, people of color, elderly, women, homosexuals, and persons with mental and or physical disabilities, recognizing the fundamental duty of the social work profession to promote social equity and justice. Traces the historical evolution of the American social service delivery system, and examines development of policies as they relate to societal values. Prerequisites: SOWK 111 or instructor approval.

    SP: Speech

    Fundamentals Of Speech

    • SP 111
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Instructs students to prepare and deliver a series of speech projects, including at least one video-taped speech. Provides critiques by the speaker, class members, and instructor. Some sections may have a low-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR 95 with a C- or better, or suitable placement score.

    Persuasive Speech

    • SP 112
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Provides students an understanding of the persuasive communication process in order to make more persuasive presentations and better understand persuasive mechanisms in the issues they encounter. Prerequisites: College level reading ability is an advantage.

    Small Group Discussion

    • SP 219
    • 3.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring

    Stresses skill building and theory in decision making, goal setting, presentation planning, and knowledge of group process. Assists students in using effective small group techniques in a variety of settings. Some sections may have a low-cost or no-cost text book option. Prerequisites: Pass WR95 with a C- or better, or suitable placement score.

    SPAN: Spanish

    1st Year Spanish I

    • SPAN 101
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter

    First Year Spanish is based on the Standards of Learning Spanish. Instruction Incorporates the major organizing principles for the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. Grammar is taught within the context of real world interaction in the target language (Spanish), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

    1st Year Spanish II

    • SPAN 102
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring

    First Year Spanish is based on the Standards of Learning Spanish. Instruction Incorporates the major organizing principles for the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. Grammar is taught within the context of real world interaction in the target language (Spanish), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Pre-requisite: SPAN 101, Two years of high school Spanish, or instructor approval.

    1st Year Spanish III

    • SPAN 103
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Winter, Spring

    First Year Spanish is based on the Standards of Learning Spanish. Instruction Incorporates the major organizing principles for the Standards for Foreign Language Learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. Grammar is taught within the context of real world interaction in the target language (Spanish), including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or Instructor permission.

    2nd Year Spanish I

    • SPAN 201
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Continues the review and expansion of vocabulary, grammar, conversation and composition. Introduction to cultural and literacy readings. Prerequisites: two years high school spanish, SPAN 103 or Instructor permission.

    2nd Year Spanish II

    • SPAN 202
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Continues the review and expansion of vocabulary, grammar, conversation and composition. Introduction to cultural and literacy readings. Prerequisites: SPAN 201.

    2nd Year Spanish III

    • SPAN 203
    • 4.00 Credits

    Quarters Offered: Offered as needed

    Continues the review and expansion of vocabulary, grammar, conversation and composition. Introduction to cultural and literacy readings. Prerequisites: SPAN 202.

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