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This course is an essential component within the Fire Protection Technology core group. The student is introduced to the field of fire protection technology through a review of tragic fires of yesterday to provide a historical perspective on the development of fire safety practices in place today. Students are introduced to the chemistry and behavior of fire in order to develop an understanding of how technology is applied to detect, control and suppress fire today.
This course is designed to provide the student with a thorough understanding of the scientific laws of hydraulics and a working knowledge of pumps at all levels befitting today's professional fire fighter. Students will examine theories of hydrostatics and hydrokinetics, velocity and discharge, and water distribution systems; including mains, hydrants, standpipe and sprinkler systems, and fire hose. Design, testing and use of fire pumps, fire appliances, fire fighting foams and foam systems are also discussed. For the student to be successful in the study of hydraulics, a basic comprehension of math and chemistry is required. Prerequisites: FIR 101 and MAT 105.
This course examines the importance of building codes promoting the life safety of building occupants. The student is introduced to the nature of human physiological and psychological responses to fire and it's by-products. Topics include: combustion, pharmacology, adaptive and non-adaptive behavior, life safety assessment in buildings, concepts of egress design, the history and origins of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code (a model code), contrasting performance codes and specification codes, fire modeling, and the "defend in place" concept. Historic multiple death fires are also examined for the lessons they offer.
An examination of the causes of incendiary and accidental fires. Topics discussed include: investigative techniques, interrogation, reports, course procedures, testimony, legal opinions and processing of criminal evidence. State and local statues related to the crime of arson are examined.
A second-level course for students who already have some knowledge of French, Elementary French II focuses on using the pass compos and the imparfait to talk about the past. In addition, students learn to use the future, conditional, and subjunctive to communicate in French. Regular practice with language tapes and videos forms an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: Two years of high school French or the equivalent of FRE 101 or FRE 110.
A fourth-level course for students who can communicate orally on the intermediate level and who can begin to read unsimplified French literature, Intermediate French II emphasizes the improvement of speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. Students read selections from French literature, listen to French radio magazines, and work on their remaining problems with French grammar. The instructor conducts the course almost entirely in French. Prerequisite: Four to five years of high school French, FRE 201 or equivalent, or by advisement.
Basic principles of geographic location, climatic conditions, and landforms as they influence climates, weather, vegetation patterns, streams, groundwater, environmental concerns, and soils are covered in this course. Emphasis is on the inter-relationships of these principles with the distribution of the world's population and people's use of the Earth. The course includes a Saturday field trip.
In this introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology and software, students learn to retrieve and apply data and develop projects in their chosen business and/or academic area of interest. 2 hrs. lect.; 2 hrs. lab.
In this course students learn how to calculate and measure energy consumption of buildings. Students learn to navigate the growing list of energy efficiency upgrades that can be used to determine the factors involved in making decisions about energy upgrades. Topics include energy audit, action planning, financial management and project management.
In this course students learn chose interior and exterior elements for construction or remodeling using green building principles. Students will learn how to take longevity, cost, performance and environmental factors into account when making decisions about building interior and exterior surfaces. Selection of cleaning and maintenance materials is also covered.
In this course students learn to make decisions about the use of materials for and care of the green spaces incorporated in and around the buildings they maintain. Topics include consideration of a healthy site, healthy injured sites, protection of water resources, choosing appropriate plant materials, noise abatement, and maintenance of green spaces.
In this course students apply their knowledge of building systems, alternative and traditional energy sources, and green building principles to solve specific problems related to building maintenance and management. Prerequisite: 12 credits in this field of study.
In this course students learn the basic principles of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in commercial buildings. Topics include heat loss calculations, fuels and combustion, waste heat recovery, and routine maintenance of these systems.
This survey course focuses on the personal aspects of health and their relationship to health in the community. Topics include emotional health, drug and alcohol use, smoking, nutrition, weight control, physical fitness, communicable disease, consumer health, human sexuality, and human reproduction.
Functional first-aid capabilities required to provide the initial emergency care necessary to sustain life and to maintain temporary life support to victims of accidents or sudden illness are developed in this course. The course deals with hemorrhage control, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fractures, burns, poisoning, and sudden illness. Those who qualify receive an American Red Cross Responding to Emergencies Certificate and a Community CPR Certificate. Certificate fee.
This survey course traces the development of Western Civilization from the ancient world through the end of the 16th century. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for European history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of Western Civilization from the 17th century to the present. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for European history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of American civilization from the colonial era through Reconstruction. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of American civilization from the post-Civil War era through the present. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for American history. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 101.
This survey course traces the development of the distinctive features of European instituitions, economic systems, society, religion and culture from the 16th century to the present day. This course meets the SUNY General Education requirement for European history. Prerequisite: Permission of Honors Program Coordinator. Prerequisite or corequisite: ENG 171.