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Areas of Study | | FIRE161 syllabus




COURSE NUMBER: FIRE161
COURSE TITLE:Hazardous Materials Operations
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will train students to respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials and have the training to respond defensively without trying to stop their release. Practical evaluations included.

PREREQUISITES:
FIRE160

NOTES:

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At completion of this course the student will have an understanding of the laws, regulations, and standards involved in hazardous materials.  The student will also recognize the role operations play in a hazardous materials incident.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Introduction to Hazardous Materials Laws, Regulations, and Standards
Response Components
Health and Safety
Recognition and Identification
Information and Response Assistance
Monitoring
Personal Protective Equipment
Incident Assessment, Analysis, and Evaluation
Defensive Control Options
Control Zones and Decontamination
Incident Command System/Incident Management System
Termination

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:


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 and practical evaluations as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Practical Evaluation 20%
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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