PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 283

Course Number:
FP 283
Course Title:
Public Sector Employment Workshop (Fire)
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides the opportunity to develop skills needed to successfully complete Civil Service and Public Sector employment examinations.

Addendum to Course Description

This course may be used as an elective towards an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire. This course is transferable to a degree
program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.


 

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Describe the individual steps in a typical fire department entrance exam process.
     
  • Describe preparation techniques for written exams, physical agility tests, psychological examinations and oral interviews.
     
  • Demonstrate proper procedures for completing job applications, resumes, and cover letters.
     
  • Describe methods to reduce test anxiety, improve study skills, and how to do a self analysis and evaluation.
     
  • Participate in selected physical activities similar to those administered by Police and Fire Departments.



     

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, conference, and practical application format.  Other instructional methods including guest speakers, video and audio taping, demonstrations, simulations and presentations may be employed.


 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discuss the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.  Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, research papers, simulations, demonstrations, written and oral reports, and classroom presentations.

 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Describe the individual steps in a typical fire department entrance exam process.
     
  • Describe preparation techniques for written exams, physical agility tests, psychological examinations and oral interviews.
     
  • Demonstrate proper procedures for completing job applications,  resumes, and cover letters.
     
  • Describe methods to reduce test anxiety, improve study skills, and how to do a self analysis and evaluation.
     
  • Participate in selected physical activities similar to those administered by Police and Fire Departments.