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Wildland Fire Technology (WFT Courses)

WFT 101 Wildland Fire Behavior

3.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
A study of wildland fire behavior. Topics include influences that affect basic wildland fire behavior, the seven factors that must be continuously monitored in making wildland fire behavior predictions, and identification of the tools necessary to make spot fire behavior predictions.(S)

WFT 102 Wildland Firefighter Safety and Survival

3.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass
An exploration of the situations and conditions that result in fire shelter deployments, serious injuries and fatalities for wildland firefighters. (F)

WFT 103 Wildland Fire Operations

3.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
An exploration of the command structure and operational processes for ground and air operations in the control of wildland fires. (S)

WFT 104 Wildland Public Information Officer, Prevention, and Investigation

3.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Presents the roles and functions of the information officer, emphasizing fire prevention and investigation communications. (F)

WFT 105 Wildland Fire Planning, Logistics, and Finance

3.0 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: Transfer CSU
Grading Method: Letter Grade Only
Explores the roles, responsibilities and functions of the planning, logistics, and finance sections that are utilized during the control of wildland fires.(S)

WFT 301 Introduction to Incident Command System I-100

0.5 units.
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
An introduction to the principles of the Incident Command System, its structures and terminology. (A)

WFT 302 Basic Incident Command System I-200

0.5 units.
Advisories: WFT 301 - Introduction to Incident Command System I-100
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A continuation of Wildland Fire Technology 301 providing a basic introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS). Develops the foundation necessary for the student to participate as a member of a wildland fire incident. Topics include the principles and features of ICS, an organizational overview, incident facilities, incident resources, and common responsibilities. (A)

WFT 303 Intermediate Incident Command System I-300

1.5 units.
Advisories: WFT 302 - Basic Incident Command System I-200
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A study of the organizational elements within each section of the ICS, staffing considerations, and reporting relationships. Not open to students who are enrolled in or who have completed EMS 313.

WFT 304 Advanced Incident Command System I-400

1.0 unit.
Advisories: WFT 303 - Intermediate Incident Command System I-300
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A course of study that pertains to ICS relationships and duties of command staff members, Agency Representatives, and activation of the command general staff. Not open to students who are enrolled in or who have completed EMS 314. (A)

WFT 305 Multi-Agency Coordination I-401

0.5 units.
Advisories: WFT 304 - Advanced Incident Command System I-400
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
A course of study describing the major elements associated with developing and implementing an effective multi-agency coordination system. This course describes essential differences between Area Command, Multi-Agency Coordination Systems, and Jurisdictional Emergency Operations Centers.(A)

WFT 306 Incident Command System for Executives I-402

0.5 units.
Advisories: WFT 305 - Multi-Agency Coordination I-401
Acceptable for credit: D - Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method: Pass/No Pass
This course of study presents an ICS orientation for executives, administrators, and policy makers. It provides a basic understanding of ICS, unified and area command, and multi-agency coordination to those persons responsible for establishing or implementing policy, but who normally are not a part of the on-scene ICS organization. (A)