SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2023 11:03:56 AMFIRE 203 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 203Title:  FIRE MANAGEMENT I  
Full Title:  Fire Management I
Last Reviewed:4/25/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled40.0012 max.Lecture Scheduled480.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total480.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  960.00Total Student Learning Hours: 1440.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Overview of basic supervisorial and managerial skills, decision making, delegating, motivating, communicating, record keeping, team building, disciplining, and resource management.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Overview of basic supervisorial & managerial skills, decision making, delegating, motivating, communicating, record keeping, team building, disciplining & resource management.
(P/NP Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for English 100A or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
 1.  Prepare fire service personnel for the transition from fire
     fighter to fire officer, by exposing them to skills and
     responsibilities required by first level supervision.
 2.  Provide fire service personnel with a general understanding
     of how internal and external influences impact the company
     officer, and how the company officer can deal with these
 3.  Provide fire service personnel with a basic understanding of
     supervision and management concepts, practices, and theories.
 4.  Provide fire service personnel with advantages, disadvantages,
     and effects of various recognized styles of leadership and
     provide students with individual leadership profiles.
 5.  Provide fire service personnel with the basic knowledge of
     emotional and behavioral characteristics of an individual or
     working group as they apply to the responsibility of subordinates
     and supervisors.
 6.  Provide fire service personnel with basic supervisorial and
     managerial skills in decision making, delegating, personnel
     motivation, communicating, time management, resource management,
     record keeping, team building, disciplinary functions, dealing
     with change and stress.
 7.  Provide fire service personnel with a basic understanding
     of the following supervisory techniques used by supervisors in
     managing personnel; conducting interviews, counseling,
     controlling work activities, goal setting, conducting personnel
     evaluationg, and affirmative action guidelines.
 8.  Provide fire service personnel with the effects,
     interpretation, implementation, development of policies and
     procedures; and the necessityf or accuracy, clarity and
     impartiality in the development of policies and procedures.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Role of the Fire Officer
        a. Definition of management
        b. What a Fire Officer does
        c. Understanding the workforce and it's values
 2.  Building Your Leadership Skills
        a. Evolution of modern management
        b. Leadership and motivation
        c. Developing your management identity
 3.  Performance Appraisal and Employee Development
        a. Setting standards
        b. Training and orientation
        c. Understanding subordinate's values
        d. Role of authority
        e. Setting objectives and MBO
        f. Managing marginal performers
 4.  Fire Officer and the Law
        a. EEO
        b. OSHA
        c. NCRB
 5.  Effective Communications
        a. Communications model
        b. Active listening
        c. Non-verbal communication
        d. Four primary communication styles

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  The student will:
        1. Describe, in writing, supervisory techniques in conducting
           personnel evaluations and affirmative action guidelines.
        2. Describe, in writing, Managing Marginal Performance.
           (Performance appraisal & employee development.)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 70%
Multiple choice
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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