SRJC Course Outlines

4/16/2024 5:42:06 PMEMC 108 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  EMC 108Title:  EMERG VEHICLE OPERATORS  
Full Title:  Driving Skills for Emergency Vehicle Operators
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum.25Lecture Scheduled3.001 max.Lecture Scheduled3.00
Minimum.25Lab Scheduled5.001 min.Lab Scheduled5.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total8.00 Contact Total8.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  6.00Total Student Learning Hours: 14.00 

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.


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)

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


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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should 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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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Demonstrate professionalism and ethics during emergency vehicle
2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill of emergency vehicle operation.
3. Safely operate the emergency vehicle during response to an emergency
4. Cite various legal aspects governing emergency vehicle operation,
    including pertinent exemptions from 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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I. Professionalism and Behavior
    A. public perception of your actions
    B. "Rolling Billboard" concept
    C. how your actions affect everyone else
II. 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
III. 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
IV. 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
    C. judgment errors and how to overcome them during emergency
         vehicle operation
    D. speed perceptions
V. Liability Issue Associated with Emergency Vehicle Operation
    A. wrongful death injury claims
    B. traffic collision claims
All topics included in lecture and lab.

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Lecture-Related Assignments (done prior to first day of class):
1. Read instructor-designed materials (physics of operation, review of current (pertinent) laws,
    provider policy, and proper operator mind-set)
Lab-Related Assignments:
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
5. Judgmental problem solving in situational drifting and collision avoidance

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%
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 scenarios
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
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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Instructor prepared material.

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