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process.The class will include steam safety with principles of main- tenance for use in troubleshooting and maintaining

PPTC 201 Power Plant Instrumentation and Control

3 Credits

Prerequisites: INDT 113 and PPTC 101.Introduces the basic princi- ples of process instrumentation and control systems.It includes measurement parameters such as flow,pressure,level,temperature, and pH.Studies the use of programmable logic controllers,process controllers,and distributed control systems that are interfaced with

sensors and actuators to maintain process stability. PPTC 210 Gas Turbines

3 Credits

Prerequisites: PPTC 101.Introduces the student to combined- cycle gas and steam turbine power plants.It includes information on sys-

tem layout,controls,operation,and maintenance. PPTC 221 Advanced Power Plant Systems

3 Credits

Prerequisites: PPTC 101 and PPTC 201.Examines online boiler control concepts,including combustion,feed water,header pressure,oxygen content,power demand,and other processes as applied to industrial power generation and process heat supply.Studies power plant cycles,thermodynamic properties of water,and steam.Also examines pollution control systems,gas turbine,and diesel generators.

PSAF 115 Hazmat Awareness and Operations 3 Credits Prerequisite:None.Introduces hazardous materials for 1st respon- ders. Topics include:hazardous materials definitions,regulations, statistics,properties and hazards;hazardous materials identification; incident management priorities;strategic goals and tactical objec- tives; personal protective equipment;contamination and decontam- ination; incident-specific strategies and tactics;terrorists and other

criminal activities. PSAF 117 Hazardous Materials Technician

4 Credits

Prerequisites: Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 032 and MATH 040.Introduces hazardous material,managing the hazardous material incident,explosive and gas emergencies,shipping contain- ers, cylinder safety devices,responding to flammable and com- bustible liquids,oxidizer,poison,and corrosive and radioactive emergencies.This course emphasizes chemical identification,mark- ing, storage,shipping and handling of hazardous substances;and uses basic monitoring instruments for hazardous areas to protect workers and first responders.Covers protective clothing and equip- ment. Emphasizes safety procedures and practices.Detailed labs are included.On completion of this course the student is eligible to take the national test certification for Hazardous Materials Technician.

PSAF 120 First Responder

3 Credits

Prerequisites:None.Provides students with information necessary to

recognize emergency situations;know the proper course of action with different types of emergencies and apply appropriate first aid. Addresses handling of victims of hazardous materials accidents. Covers CPR (Red Cross Professional with AED or American Heart Association Health Care Provider),including one and two rescuer,

and adult,infant and child resuscitation. PSAF 121 Risk Management

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 032 and MATH 040.This course will provide the student with an introduction to industrial safety,OSHA,various OSHA standards,workplace inspections,citations and penalties.Employee and employer respon- sibilities, right-to-know laws and safety awareness programs are examined.Safety motivation and knowledge,creating a healthy work environment and health hazards and issues are also studied.Areas such as the role of the supervisor,employee assistance programs,management of stress helps students understand the role employers play in creating a healthy workforce.In addition,the con- tributions of safety committees and other governmental agencies

responsible for safety are examined. PSAF 220 Incident Management System

3 Credits

Prerequisites:Program advisor approval.This class will emphasize command and control of major department operations at an advanced level,linking operations and safety.Areas of study include: National Incident Management System (NIMS),Pre-Incident,Size- up,command systems,Division and Group Functions,Staging,Safety Officer,Command Post,Communications,News Media,Computer

Aided Resources.

PSAF 222 Computer Applications in Public Safety

3 Credits

Prerequisite:TECH 104.Focuses on the needs and uses of the com- puter in public safety. Includes computer-aided dispatch,computer- aided design of equipment,computer generation of incident reports fire and EMS,application of computers for administrative process, resource management,maintenance,test records for vehicles and equipment and future uses of computers in public safety.

PSAF 271 Field Studies in Fire Science and Environmental Impact

2 Credits

Prerequisite:Advisor Approval. This is an applied field studies course related to fire disasters,environmental impact and public adminis- tration and may include environmental health and safety and haz- ardous materials issues. Content will vary according to the current field study opportunity,and student must seek regional advisor approval to use as credits toward program completion.Student will travel to federally protected wilderness post-burn areas to study environmental impact,to utilize knowledge of federal,state,and local law as applied to wild land protected areas,residential and

local municipalities (before and after fires),study the application of NIMS,utilize field appropriate equipment and technology in research and photography,and perform water and soil analysis. Students are required to attend two training days of wilderness information and skills training (relating to camping,portaging, canoeing,and hiking) prior to the trip. Service learning projects

may be included during the field studies. PSAF 279 Public Safety Capstone Course

1 Credit

Prerequisite:Program Advisor Approval.Prepare the student for entry into Public Safety careers related to academic concentrations of public administration,hazardous materials,environmental health and safety management or fire science.Reviews procedures for interviewing,team participation,and ethical and productive job performance.Provides for taking program outcomes assessments

and portfolio development.

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

TransferIN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:Demonstrated competency through appropriate assessment or earning a grade of“C”or better in ENGL 025 and ENGL 032,and MATH 044 or MATH 015.Surveys behavior and cognitive processes as they affect the individual.The course focuses on biolog- ical foundations,learning processes,research methodologies,per- sonality, human development and abnormal and social psychology.

PSYC 102 Advanced Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

Prerequisites:PSYC 101.Continuation of PSYC 101.Addresses advanced topics regarding the methods,data,and theoretical inter- pretations in the areas of learning,sensory psychology,and psy- chophysiology. Presents specific theoretical issues,research meth- ods, and findings in the areas of developmental,social,personality,

and abnormal psychology. PSYC 201 Lifespan Development

TransferIN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:PSYC 101 and ENGL 111.Examines human growth and development through the prenatal,child,adolescent,and adult stages of life.Physical,emotional,psychosocial,and cognitive influ- ences from conception to death will be addressed.

PSYC 205 Abnormal Psychology

Transfer IN 3 Credits

Prerequisites:PSYC 101 and ENGL 111.Examines theories and research related to abnormal behavior with primary emphasis on symptoms,etiology,and treatment of psychological disorders.

PSYC 210 Drugs and Human Behavior

3 Credits

Prerequisites:PSYC 101 and ENGL 111.Examines theories and research related to human drug use and abuse.Drug pharmacology; physiological effects of drugs on the nervous system;social and psy-

chological issues affecting drug abuse;the treatment,effects,pre-


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