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FSC 109 Fire Protection Systems
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
Cross-Listed: None


Description: This course provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the design and operation of the various types of fire protection systems, including fire alarm and detection systems, automatic fire sprinkler systems, special hazard fire protection systems, smoke control and management systems, and security and emergency response systems.

Prerequisites: FSC140

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Explain the benefits of fire protection systems in various types of structures.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the basic elements of a public water supply system including sources, distribution networks, piping and hydrants.
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess why water is a commonly used extinguishing agent.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the different types and components of sprinkler, standpipe and foam systems.
5. (Comprehension Level) Review and summarize residential and commercial sprinkler legislation.
6. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the different types of non-water based fire suppression systems.
7. (Analysis Level) Research and differentiate the basic components of a fire alarm system.
8. (Comprehension Level) Identify the different types of detectors and explain how they detect fire.
9. (Comprehension Level) Describe the hazards of smoke and list the four factors that can influence smoke movement in a building.
10. (Comprehension Level) Discuss the appropriate application of fire protection systems.
11. (Evaluation Level) Explain and critique the operation and appropriate application for the different types of portable fire protections systems.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
FESHE - Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education