SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:43:19 PMEMC 108 Course Outline as of Spring 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 108Title:  EMERG VEHICLE OPERATORS  
Full Title:  Driving Skills for Emergency Vehicle Operators
Last Reviewed:9/23/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.25Lecture Scheduled2.001 max.Lecture Scheduled2.00
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled6.001 min.Lab Scheduled6.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total8.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  4.00Total Student Learning Hours: 12.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  21 - Legally Mandated Repetition
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  EMC 276

Catalog Description:
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Designed for emergency service personnel to improve the skill level of operators of vehicles. Hands-on driving exercises to develop and improve skills in close-quarters maneuvering, backing, and routine driving activities.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:
Must have current Class "C" California Driver License and Ambulance special certificate.

Schedule of Classes Information
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Designed for emergency service personnel to improve the skill level of operators of vehicles.  Hands on driving exercises to develop and improve skills in close quarters maneuvering, backing and routine driving activities.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:Must have current Class "C" California Driver License and Ambulance special certificate.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:21 - Legally Mandated Repetition

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to identify and demonstrate skills that will insure safe emergency vehicle operations.
 

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Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethics during emergency vehicle
operation.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of emergency vehicle operation.
3. Safely operate the emergency vehicle during response to an emergency
call.
4. Cite various legal aspects governing emergency vehicle operation,
including pertinent exemptions form California Vehicle Code laws.
5. Demonstrate professional and ethical decision making during emergency
vehicle operation.
6. Identify psychological factors that affect driving skills.
7. Identify and demonstrate understanding of vehicle dynamics.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Professionalism and behavior
       a. public perception of your actions
       b. "Rolling Billboard" concept
       c. how your actions affect everyone else
2.  Techniques that will reduce the risk of death and injury
       a. precision maneuvering
       b. collision avoidance
       c. weight transfer slalom
       d. skid recovery and control
3.  Legal aspects
       a. required vehicle inspection
       b. statute requirements governing emergency vehicle operation
       c. calls that constitute a true emergency
       d. what you can and can not do during emergency vehicle operation
4.  Psychological limitations
       a. increased stress (adrenaline production) and how it can affect
       emergency vehicle operation
       b. tunnel vision and how to avoid it during emergency vehicle
       operation
       c. judgment errors and how to overcome them during emergency
       vehicle operation
       d. speed perceptions
5.  Liability issue associated with emergency vehicle operation
       a. wrongful death injury claims
       b. traffic collision claims

Assignments:
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1.  Demonstrate collision avoidance techniques in 10 simulated traffic
   hazard conditions.
2.  Low speed maneuvering.
3.  Demonstrate proper turning radius, clearance of vehicle exercise.
4.  Demonstrate shift in vehicle dynamics by maneuvering through slalom
   course 10 times.

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%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 35%
Judgmental problem solving in situational driving.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
65 - 90%
Performance exams, Critical decision making skill in driving scenario
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared material.

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