Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Fire

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Industrial Fire Prevention Introduction   (FIS-201)   2.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course gives non-fighter students an understanding of the function & goals of a fire safety professional in private industry. Industrial fire hazards, the cause of these hazards and methods of correcting these hazards are discussed & illustrated in depth. OSHA regulations pertaining to the establishment, functions and duties & the training of employees other than the fire brigade are also covered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the various options available to a private industry regarding fires and other emergency situations within the plant or building.
  • Identify the purpose, establishment, and responsibilities of the industrial fire brigade.
  • Discuss the setup, operation, and training of a fire brigade, citing the governing standards for fire brigades.
  • Explain the three elements of industrial fire protection.
  • Describe the requirements for a company emergency action plan.
  • Citing examples, discuss industrial fire hazards, their causes, prevention, and methods of correction.
  • Identify and discuss OSHA industrial fire safety requirements and employee training programs to meet those requirements.
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Mgmt Fire Prevention Programs   (FIS-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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The course examines contemporary issues in the management of fire prevention functions. Top-level fire managers address present day and potential challenges in fire prevention. Topics include effective management principles, leadership styles, structure of the fire prevention manager, promoting fire prevention, and the law in fire prevention. Modern management literature is integrated with fire prevention concepts. 
Meteorology & Fire Behavior   (FOR-471)   3.00 s.h.  
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Atmospheric physics and the physics and chemistry of combustion lead to discussions of fire behavior and the strategy and tactics of fire suppression. 
Fire Prevention & Inspection   (COD-145)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A study of the principles of fire prevention and inspection with emphasis on the standards designed to protect lives and property from fire and explosion. Based upon the NJ Uniform Fire Codes it covers the regulations, administrative aspects, and enforcement provisions of life safety systems of buildings, safe use and maintenance of facilities, handling of hazardous materials, retrofit requirements of the code and techniques for fire investigation and inspection.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Conduct field inspections in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and prepare inspection reports of those field inspections.
  • Investigate common complaints concerning compliance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and determine the proper resolution.
  • Maintain fire inspection reports, complaint investigation files, and related documents in accordance with applicable record-keeping policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Cite the proper fire or building code or standard, given an identified fire protection, fire prevention, or life safety issue.
  • Properly identify the occupancy classification of a single-use occupancy, in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and compute its allowable occupancy load.
  • Using a combination of field inspections and plan reviews, correctly identify the proper type of construction for an addition or remodeling project to ensure that it meets appropriate fire or building codes and standards.
  • Recognize and properly report hazardous conditions involving equipment, processes, and operations in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards.
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Fundamentals of Fire Protection   (FIS-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Studies the history and philosophy of fire protection; reviews statistics of loss of life and property by fire; introduces the agencies involved in fire protection, current legislative development and career orientation, recruitment and training for fire departments, position classification and pay plans; employee organizations; and discusses current related problems and a review of expanding future fire protection problems. 
Fire Fighting Tactics & Strategy   (FIS-181)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Basic procedures for suppression of fire; application to principles of building construction; coordination of manpower and equipment.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain how to size-up a fire scene using Incident Command System (ICS) principles.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of the first arriving fire officer at a fire scene.
  • Determine and explain the proper fire ground operations required to fight a fire in each of the following situations: (a) single story house, (b) multi-story factory building, (c) 5000 acre wildfire, (d) gasoline tanker fire, (e) major hazardous material spill with large vapor cloud. (This may be accomplished through simulation scenarios.)
  • Properly analyze an emergency incident, determine the resources required, and explain how they would be assigned.
  • Prepare an incident action plan for a single family house that will include the proper distribution and use of personnel and equipment for rapid control and extinguishment, as well as maintaining the proper control and operational safety of the fire ground.
  • Understand and be able to explain the terms firefighting strategy and firefighting tactics.
  • Explain the importance of properly maintained fire ground safety at an incident scene.
  • Discuss the importance of in-depth training for aspiring officers before they can assume control of a fire scene.
  • Discuss any of the following topics as they relate to fire ground management: water supply, fire extension, rescue, exposure protection, fire ground safety, public protection, environmental hazards, and communication requirements.
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Fire Prevention & Inspection   (FIS-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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The student will analyze, evaluate and apply methodology utilized in the field of fire prevention and inspection. Topics included are inspection procedures, common and special fire hazards, occupancy problems and life safety requirements. Students completing this course, which is recognized by the NJ Bureau of Fire Safety, may obtain licensure as a Fire Official/Inspector. 
Fire Suppression Systems   (FIS-242)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Fire suppression and protection systems, including characteristics and usage of sprinkler systems, wet pipe systems, stand pipe systems, heat detectors, smoke detectors; covers components of sprinkler systems, values, O.S.Y. and P.I.V. valves, spacing of sprinkler heads according to occupancy classification temperature rating and color coding of sprinkler heads, and Fire Department support, connections and emergency involvement.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Refer to regulatory or design guidance documents and show the required spacing and types of fire sprinkler heads required in a variety of situations.
  • Explain the design of a sprinkler system for a building, including auxiliary water sources, additional input sources, and standpipes.
  • List and discuss the differences between wet and dry sprinkler systems.
  • Give examples and explain the difference between fire suppression and fire protection systems.
  • Identify the primary types of sprinkler heads by their size, shape, or coding, and explain their proper use.
  • Explain the reasons for selecting a particular fire protection or fire suppression system for different types of buildings.
  • Explain the use of standpipes and how they differ from sprinkler systems.
  • Discuss fire protection systems and their uses in modern building construction.
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Forest Fire Prot & Mgmt   (FOR-371)   3.00 s.h.  
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Characteristics and role of fire in forest ecosystems. Major topics covered include fuels, fire weather, fire behavior, fire danger rating systems, fire control, and prescribed burning. 
Building Inspector, HHS   (COD-115)   4.00 s.h.  
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Provides instruction in structural design and analysis techniques, fire protection systems, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems found in high rise/hazardous buildings. 
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