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COURSE NUMBER: FIRE160
COURSE TITLE:Hazardous Materials Awareness
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:1
CONTACT HOURS:45
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This class will train students to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The student will understand the relevance of standard operating guidelines and how they play a role in hazardous materials operations.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At completion of this course the student will understand the laws, regulations and standards that are involved in hazardous materials.  The student will also recognize and identify the terms related to hazardous materials including personal protective equipment, protective actions and responses to terrorism.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Laws, Regulations and Standards
Recognition and Identification
Information Resources
Personal Protective Equipment
Protective Actions
Response to Terrorism

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
Illinois Office of State Fire Marshal, Hazardous Materials Operations Manual, May 1996.

EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Research paper will be done.  Students will be graded on class participation as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 40%
Participation 5%

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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