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 Course Title:   Fire Chemistry

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE CHEMISTRY

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    101

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to basic concepts of chemistry and the chemical/physical nature of fire and its development.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Have a basic knowledge set of chemistry as it relates for fire.
  2. Understand the chemical and physical development of fire and its byproducts.
  3. Predict the development of fire through his/her knowledge of its nature and behavior.
  4. Have a thorough understanding of the combustion properties of various substances found in the work environment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.1 Analyze problems to determine what mathematical principles apply.
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.

9. Scientific Literacy

Definition: Understanding scientific principles, and analyzing and applying scientific information in a variety of contexts.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental scientific concepts.
9.2 Demonstrate their understanding of the principles of scientific methods, analysis, and reasoning.
9.3 Analyze, apply, and communicate scientific concepts and principles in context (for example, in technological, personal, and/or professional situations).

Course Contents

  1. Basic chemistry concepts.
  2. The elementary chemistry of combustion.
  3. The nature & behavior of fire.
  4. Combustion properties of liquid and gaseous fuels.
  5. Combustion properties of solid fuels.
  6. Explosions and explosive combustion.