PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 280B Effective Fall 2015

Course Number:
FP 280B
Course Title:
Cooperative Education
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
0
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
90
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Offers hands on training experience in a fire service related work environment and equipment lab linking academic work to actual fire related drill experiences. Emphasizes workplace skills, teamwork and student leadership.

Addendum to Course Description

This course can be used toward completion of the FP career pathways pre-employment certificate.  This course can be used as an elective for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Fire Protection Technology.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a variety of skills as defined by NFPA Firefighter 1001 standards and adapt to feedback as they pertain to the procedures and skills used in emergency services and demonstrate professional workplace attitudes and behavior. 
  2. Communicate effectively with instructors and other students to work within the emergency services team environment.
  3. Apply the principles of fire fighter safety as established by NFPA 1500.
  4. Identify and implement strategies and procedures to solve workplace issues and problems during simulated emergency events.
  5. Apply skills and attitudes necessary to work within the ethical and professional parameters of the emergency services profession. 

Course Activities and Design

This course is presented as a minimum of 90 lab hours per year and carries three credit hours toward a Fire Protection Pre-Employment Certificate and is a core requirement for this certificate. This course is designed to provide a "real world" work environment and experience for the student  to apply learned technical skills and to keep those skills contemporary.  Student will participate in simulated emergencies, training activities and non-emergency activities.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The evaluation process will include a practical evaluation designed to measure competency in those areas covered in the learning objectives.  The evaluation will be based on national and state standards task sheets.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Instructional Goals: To gain an understanding of the operation of a fire department and what it takes to "fit into" fire department shift work.

Students will become familiar with the fire departments policies and operating procedures. 
Students participate in fire department training activities.  
Students will develop an understanding and gain practical experience with the type of fire service equipment used by a fire department. 
Students will become familiar with routine duties and activities performed by fire service personnel.

Instructional Goals: To provide each student the opportunity to develop personal attitudes and attributes that can be used to present themselves to future employers.
Students will learn to present a professional personal appearance by dressing appropriately for job setting and exhibit cleanliness and good hygiene. Students will develop good attendance habits by reporting to the lab on time and ready to work. 
Students will alert the instructor if absent or tardy, will plan ahead to cover class schedule conflicts, and develop personal attitudes in a work environment.
Students learn to demonstrate good follower-ship skills toward class leaders.
Student is respectful, able to accept constructive criticism, and is willing to place personal desire aside for the benefit of the group when needed.
Students demonstrate the ability to work with their peers, showing good teamwork skills, and is ambitious (does not require close supervision).
Student Is respectful of the rights and needs of others, Is willing to provide assistance without being told or asked by others, and is safety conscious when working around others.
Students provide a professional image and a desire to be helpful toward the public by being courteous and showing respect toward the public.
Student considers how others may perceive their actions and are mindful of how to help others.

Students are able to demonstrate adequate knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. 
Students are able to demonstrate adaptability in applying their learned skills and desire to improve their understanding of the fire fighter job and their responsibilities. 
Students demonstrate the quality of work that is consistent with an employers expectations.
Students are able to understand and follow directions, are accurate and careful in their work, complete assigned tasks in appropriate timeliness, demonstrates safety and care toward equipment, is adaptable to changing work conditions, and is proactive toward solving problem areas.