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FES 3003   POLITICAL AND LEGAL FOUNDATIONS FOR FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student with an overview of society’s need for planning for disastrous situations. This course examines the legal aspects of the fire service and the political and social impacts of legal issues. This course includes a review of the American legal system and in-depth coverage of legal and political issues involving employment and personnel matters, administrative and operational matters, planning and code enforcement, and legislative and political processes with regard to the fire service. 47 contact hours.

FES 3015   ADVANCED FIRE ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
This is an executive-level course introducing the student to the concepts and processes of fire service administration. The course will prepare the student for upper-level fire service management. The course will focus on modern fire protection, resource management, fire prevention and support services, including intergovernmental coordination. 47 contact hours.

FES 3533   COMMUNITY FIRE AND RISK REDUCTION

credits: 3  
This is an executive-level course introducing the student to the concepts and process of fire and risk reduction within a community. The course will prepare the student to study the community, assess community risks, develop supporting networks, develop strategies for intervention, action plans, and perform risk reduction program evaluation. 47 contact hours.

FES 3780   ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  
This course examines tools and techniques of rational decision-making in fire rescue departments, including the use of databases, statistics, probability, decision analysis, utility modeling, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, and linear programming. 47 contact hours.

FES 3823   PLANNING METHODOLOGY FOR HAZARD MITIGATION

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with an overview of society's need for planning for disastrous situations. The lessons will discuss the best practice and proper methodologies required when developing land for farming or construction and disaster preventative measures. The course will also focus on mitigation measures which are required to reduce risk from natural and technological hazards. In addition, the course will provide the student with an understanding of interagency cooperation between emergency responders such as fire departments, police departments, and emergency medical personnel and the emergency manager to prevent or reduce injury and damage from a disaster. 47 contact hours.

FES 3833   EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student the opportunity to analyze many man-made and natural disasters. The focal point is to infuse each disaster with the role of today's Emergency Manager. This course will examine the response of an Emergency Manager to a disaster and the subsequent impact on other agencies. In addition, students will be introduced to methodologies dealing with disasters and the integration of other emergency responders, such as fire departments, police departments and emergency medical services. 47 contact hours.

FES 4014   EVOLUTION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS Program or permission of the dean. This course examines the history and the principles establishing Emergency Management in the United States. It describes the “Four Phases of Emergency Management,” relates processes to codes and laws governing Emergency Management, and examines Emergency Management and the terrorist threat. 47 contact hours.

FES 4585   FIRE PREVENTION ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student with an overview of society’s need for planning for disastrous situations. This course reviews fire prevention background and concepts; non-governmental fire prevention functions; government fire prevention efforts; preparation of fire prevention personnel; fire prevention through building and fire safety codes; effective fire prevention inspection; human reaction to fire emergencies; public fire education; research in fire prevention; international fire prevention practices; evaluation of fire safety efforts; cause determination; and arson suppression. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1000   FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the phenomena and incidents of fire; the principles of fire prevention, suppression, and protection, and review of municipal fire protection ratings and components; survey of professional fire protection career opportunities; survey fire detection and suppression systems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1109   FIRE DEPARTMENT OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

credits: 3  

A study of the guidelines for establishing an occupational safety and health program for a fire department, plus safety procedures for members involved in rescue, fire suppression, and related activities. Emphasis is placed on performance objectives instead of a single correct way to achieve compliance. The guidelines discussed in the course are flexible so students can customize an occupational safety and health program that will meet their specific needs. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1111   FIRE CHEMISTRY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course is a study of basic physical and chemical properties of materials applicable to the chemistry of fire. Emphasis is on emergency situations and the most favorable methods of handling incidents involving hazardous material. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1302   APPARATUS PUMP OPERATOR DRIVER/ENGINEER

credits: 3  
The curriculum covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as an introduction to fire service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions and pumping operations make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the calculation of friction loss in hose and appliances, calculation of gallons per minute needed in fire streams, use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. With the completion of this course, the student will have a good working knowledge of fire ground pumping operations and the ability to apply his or her skills to his or her respective fire department. The student is required to hold a class “D” driver's license with an “E” endorsement from the state of Florida. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1505   FIRE PREVENTION

credits: 3  
This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention and investigation. It includes a study of fire hazards in various occupancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of procedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection, public relations, methods of determining the area of fire origin, fire cause, fire spread and location and preservation of evidence. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1531   DEVELOPING FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY STRATEGIES

credits: 3  
The course examines the latest strategies for developing and promoting fire and life safety education programs in local communities. The course themes include fire prevention as an injury control issue; prevention education as a way to form strong community-based conditions which will stabilize prevention programs; and the requirements for dynamic fire department leadership to integrate these themes successfully. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1540   PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS I

credits: 3  
This course is a survey of fire protection systems and domestic water supply. The operational features and functional characteristics of fire detection and suppression systems and devices will be studied. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1823   TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: The student must have met the computer competency requirement. This course provides optional methods of managing both internal and external information. It explores information gathering, organization, and data systems. Topics include warning and communications systems, and crisis communications. It also provides a study of advanced applications of personal computers in emergency management including detailed analysis and application of current emergency management software. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1824   BASIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

credits: 1  
This is a course of study of the principles and features of an Incident Command System (ICS), how an Incident Command System is organized, incident facilities and their purposes (including, but not limited to, command post, staging area, bases, camps, and heliports/helispots), incident resources such as strike teams, task forces and single resources; and common responsibilities such as communications and forms in incident management. 16 contact hours.

FFP 1825   INTERMEDIATE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: FFP 1824. This is a continuation of the study of the Incident Command System (ICS) in constructing an incident management organization for a given incident or event - including demonstrating appropriate procedures for establishing command, transferring command, and terminating an incident; demonstrating efficient incident resource management including logistics, finance, administration, and record-keeping; demonstrating a familiarity with air operations; and describing the incident planning processes. 16 contact hours.

FFP 1830   INTRODUCTION TO HAZARDS

credits: 3  
This course provides an in-depth study of the details and dynamics of natural and man-made hazards. This course includes methods and means to measure, monitor and predict the physical impact of hazards on society. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1832   EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM: BASIC CONCEPTS

credits: 1  
This course of study is designed primarily for fire-rescue and EMS personnel, although other emergency responders can benefit from the course. A background in hazardous materials is helpful but not required. The course covers the history and categories of terrorism and terrorist organizations in the United States and abroad, self-protection measures to be taken at explosive and nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) incidents, crime scene and perimeter control procedures, defensive tactical operations, and building an Incident Command organization for terrorism responses. 16 contact hours.

FFP 2120   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE SERVICE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course examines the various types and methods of building construction and their influence on fire travel and life safety. Fire resistance of building materials and problems inherent in new construction as well as existing buildings are examined closely. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2510   FIRE CODES AND STANDARDS

credits: 3  
A study of building and life safety codes in relation to types of occupancies, building design, fire resistance of building materials, fire problems inherent in structures and life safety considerations. A problem-solving emphasis is used to provide opportunities for application of building and life safety code enforcement methods to prevent and correct building design problems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2521   BLUEPRINT READING AND PLANS REVIEW

credits: 3  
This course is a comprehensive study of building construction blueprints and plans. The course will teach the student how to assimilate information contained in construction working drawings, specifications, interpreting conventional graphic communications, and accepted standards and conventions related to fire protection and prevention inspections. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2541   PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: FFP 1540. This is a survey of pre-engineered and portable systems, extinguishing agents, inspection procedures for code compliance and enforcement, and alarm systems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2604   ARSON INVESTIGATION

credits: 3  
This is a course of study in effective fire crime scene investigations including evidence preservation and collection of scene documentation. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2610   FIRE CAUSE AND ORIGIN DETERMINATION

credits: 3  
A study of an arson investigator's responsibility in determining the point of origin, cause and development of a fire; motives of fire setters; methods used to determine the accidental or intentional nature of a fire; correct procedures of investigation, evaluation of evidence and prosecution. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2630   LATENT INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
This is a course of study in fire death and injury investigations, review of chemistry of hazardous materials, sources of information, motive for arson, and various arson sets and devices. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2706   FIRE SERVICE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

credits: 3  
This course prepares the student to serve effectively as an organizational spokesperson, according to the current practices in the profession of public relations in relationship to the Fire Service. Particular emphasis will be placed on case studies in crisis communications and the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in the Incident Management System (IMS). 47 contact hours.

FFP 2720   COMPANY OFFICER

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course is a study of the basic concepts of fire company leadership, including the human skills, leadership tools, problem-solving, and goal achievement of a company officer. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the officer in the setting of the fire company. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2740   FIRE SERVICE COURSE DELIVERY

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the instructor's responsibility in idea communication, learning and teaching concepts, job analysis, teaching objectives and instructional aids use. This course is required to become eligible to sit for the Florida State Fire Officer certification exam. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2741   FIRE SERVICE COURSE DESIGN

credits: 3  
This is a course of study of how to develop courses based on nationally applicable performance standards for uniformed fire service personnel and to provide the knowledge, skill, and ability to develop a training curriculum. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2770   ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE FIRE SERVICE

credits: 3  
This course introduces the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services, national standards influencing emergency services, standard of care, tort, liability, and a review of relevant court cases. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2780   FIRE ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course covers the principles of organization and administration in fire protection service; the structure and function of the department, battalion and company as components of municipal organization; duties and responsibilities of the fire officer; a study of fire personnel management, training, budgeting, records, reports and other relations. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2800   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

credits: 3  
This course provides a study of the design, development and delivery of public disaster safety education and programs including: methods of identification of disaster safety education and programs including: methods of identification of disaster safety programs; the selection of target programs and strategies to affect reduction; methods of designing and implementing information and education programs; methods of evaluating a program's impact. Studies include theoretical and practical skills training in individual, group and mass media communications, instructional skills, planning priorities, and evaluation techniques. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2801   FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course provides a study of emergency management systems including the following: career opportunities; tasks and responsibilities of the emergency management program manager; emergency management function; role of the emergency manager in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery (short and long term). It also provides a study of past civil defense and current emergency management systems since its evolution from World War II. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2810   FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY I

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the basic concepts involved in fire fighting, including the behavior, fire fighting fundamentals, principles of extinguishment; the proper role for a utilization of various fire companies; preplanning fire problems. This course is required to become eligible to sit for the Florida State Fire Officer certification exam 47 contact hours.

FFP 2811   FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY II

credits: 3  

This course is a study of the principles utilized on the fire ground for maximum manpower and equipment utilization and fire ground administration at all levels from a small fire through major conflagrations. Emphasis will be on developing critical thinking in relation to crises. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2820   EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

credits: 3  
This course provides a comprehensive study of all aspects of emergency preparedness related to natural and manmade disasters. Planning concepts and the planning process will be discussed; awareness and education programs and strategies will be reviewed; other essential preparedness action will be emphasized, e.g. training and exercises. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2821   INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SYSTEMS II (IEMS II)

credits: 3  
This course covers a broad range of planning topics, problems, and activities involved in developing a comprehensive yet flexible plan of response to major life, property, and environmental threatening emergencies and disasters at the state and local level. It also provides an overview of the managerial responsibilities and multi-dimensional skills necessary to properly coordinate and control a disaster situation. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2822   INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SYSTEMS I (IEMS I)

credits: 3  
This course provides an overview of the history and philosophy of current emergency management systems; defines terms and employment concepts for the development of an emergency management program; it provides an introduction of emergency planning concepts necessary to develop an integrated, generic, and comprehensive emergency operation plan. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2831   HAZARD MITIGATION

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop programs that will reduce losses from future disasters, emergencies, and other extreme events caused by natural and man-made hazards. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2840   DISASTER RECOVERY OPERATIONS

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop programs and activities associated with providing disaster recovery assistance and mitigation actions that will reduce losses from future disasters. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2841   CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

credits: 3  
This course focuses on the contingency planning process for disaster preparedness in the corporate world. The student will develop a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2880   PUBLIC POLICY IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop public policy related to emergency management, providing public policy leadership in the area of emergency management as part of the larger responsibility to protect the general welfare of the people. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2881   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
This course provides the student knowledge and skills necessary for effective interpersonal relationships, including conflict management and the use of power and influence as they apply to emergency administration and leadership. It also addresses the budget process and other related administrative duties of an emergency management program manager. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2940   INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisites: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office and Admission to Fire Science Technology AS program or Emergency Administration Management AS program and permission of Lead Instructor. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to the Fire Science or Emergency Administration and Management program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. (60-180 contact hours). 

 

FIL 2030   FILM HISTORY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC placement test. This is a survey course designed to help students gain an in-depth knowledge of the history of motion pictures and to understand the development of film and its influences over time. Students will view films ranging from silent masterpieces through current classics. The course will introduce technological developments as well as cultural and thematic developments in mass culture over time. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

FIL 2100   MOTION PICTURE WRITING I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H or IDS 1101H. This course is designed to teach the techniques of motion picture writing, proceeding from concept to film treatment to script (short or feature length), utilizing the five-part story structure. Intended for students interested in understanding and writing film scripts. Emphasis on classic film genres: psychological thriller, action adventure, detective, science fiction, romance, and film noir. 47 contact hours.

FIL 2130   MOTION PICTURE WRITING II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: FIL 2100. A course designed to help students gain an in-depth knowledge of the techniques of motion picture writing and implement these techniques in original work of their own. Students will work on already existing story concepts, polish and/or revise story structure, dialogue, and action sequences, and complete a film screenplay. The course also offers students the opportunity to learn how to market their ideas and screenplays. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

FIN 1100   PERSONAL FINANCE

credits: 3  
A study of consumer buying practices, management of personal and family finances, spending income wisely, consideration of buying guides and consumer protection agencies. 47 contact hours.

FIN 2000   PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

credits: 3  
This course is a survey of public and private finance. Emphasis is placed on current problems of finance and the development of basic principles. The major topics of study include the monetary and credit systems of the United States, funds for capital markets, the supply of funds, and credit policies and problems. 47 contact hours.

FIN 3403   FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: (ACG 2001 and ACG 2011) or ACG 2021 and admission to Banking BAS, Business Administration BS, International Business BAS, Management & Organizational Leadership BAS, or Technology Management BAS. College Algebra is recommended. This is an introductory course in financial analysis and decision-making from a management perspective. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial planning and forecasting, time value of money with analysis and computation tools, risk and rates of return, asset valuation, capital budgeting, and miscellaneous financial decision-making tools and methods. 47 contact hours.

FIN 3461   FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: FIN 3403, ACG 2071, STA 2023, and admission to the Banking BAS program or Business Administration BS program. This course examines the methods and processes necessary to assess the financial characteristics of a business entity from a lender or credit granting perspective. The course addresses the measurement, assessment, and evaluation of the short-term and long-term cash and capital requirements of a business entity. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4140   PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and admission to Banking BAS or Business Administration BS. This course examines the nature and principles of individual wealth creation and preservation. The course introduces principles for consumer financial decision making and personal money management. It will also cover the characteristics and appropriate application of modern tax, risk management and insurance, money management, investment, retirement, and estate planning tools and methods. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4244   MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: FIN 3403 and (Admission to the Banking BAS program or International Business BAS program or Business Administration BS program). This course examines the global characteristics of money, monetary policy, and such Central Banking systems as the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank systems. Students will develop a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the nature of money, interest rate dynamics, intermediation, and financial market characteristics. Students will further examine the characteristics and structures of financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies and credit unions. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4323   BANK OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and Admission to the Banking BAS or Business Administration BS program. This course will provide a managerial examination of the major operating functions of the banking industry. Emphasis will be on the student developing a solid foundation from a managerial perspective of money and interest, deposits, negotiable instruments, bank loans, mortgages, commercial lending, specialized services, security, and ethics. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4324   COMMERCIAL BANK MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and (Admission to the Banking BAS program or Business Administration BS program).  This course examines the nature and role of banks and affiliated non-deposit financial intermediaries in a modern economy. The course will also cover the characteristics of a banking institution, banking structure and organization. The principles of bank accounting and financial performance systems, profitability, growth, competitive strategies and risk management will be major topics in the course. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4345   CREDIT ANALYSIS AND LOAN STRUCTURES

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: FIN 4324 and admission to the Business Administration BS or Banking BAS program. It is recommended that students take FIN 3461 prior to this course. This course examines the nature and role of the lending process, a crucial and fundamental skill of banking professionals. The course addresses the credit analysis evaluation of retail and commercial loan applicants; the development, specification, and perfection of an appropriate loan arrangement; and the subsequent monitoring, collection, and “unwinding” activities. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4414   CORPORATE FINANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): FIN 3403 and admission to BS in Business Administration. This is an advanced course in financial analysis and decision-making from a corporate management perspective. Topics include capital budgeting, leverage and capital structure, payout policy, working capital, derivative and mergers and other special topics in finance. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4470   ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE

credits: 3  

This course # was formerly FIN 4702; new # effective 8/22/2011. Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and Admission to BAS in Management and Organizational Leadership or Business Administration BS program. This course enhances the financing skills required for the successful entrepreneur. This course provides the essential tools and knowledge needed to build a solid financial foundation for a profitable business. It will provide students with the finance and business strategies for an entrepreneurial venture. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4504   INVESTMENTS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: FIN 3403 and admission to Banking BAS or Business Administration BS. This course examines the nature of the modern capital markets, investments, and portfolio management. It is intended to blend theory with appropriate application to create strategies to achieve successful value creation. The characteristics and valuation of equity, fixed income, and derivative securities will be addressed. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4634   INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FIN 3403 and admission to the Banking BAS, International Business BAS, Business Administration BS program, or permission of the Dean. This course examines the nature of the modern international financial system, factors influencing foreign exchange rates, and international capital and monetary markets. Students will develop qualitative and quantitative understanding of fixed and floating exchange rate monetary systems, the interaction of multinational interest rates. The student will examine inflation rates and Transactions and Economic Exposure, and risk management. Students will be expected to assess and determine specific strategies to reduce foreign exchange risk in commercial and financial institutions. 47 contact hours.

FIN 4930   SPECIAL TOPICS IN FINANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Banking BAS or Business Administration BS Program or permission of the Dean. This course is an examination of unique finance topics and problems that deserve additional depth and attention as the art and science of finance and banking evolves. The student will be introduced to the foundational principles, methodologies, application, and contemporary issues surrounding the course topic. 47 contact hours.

FRE 1120   ELEMENTARY FRENCH I

credits: 4  
This course will introduce the student to the four skills of the French language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and will teach the student to appreciate the cultures of Francophone countries. 62 contact hours.

FRE 1121   ELEMENTARY FRENCH II

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: FRE 1120 or instructor approval. This course will reinforce and expand the basic French language skills previously acquired. The course further develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills as well as an understanding and appreciation of the cultures of French-speaking peoples. 62 contact hours.

FRE 2200   INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: FRE 1121 or instructor approval. This course reviews and expands the French language skills previously acquired. The course content includes more advanced language structures and idiomatic expressions, with emphasis on conversational skills. There will be additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes, including writing. A variety of reading selections dealing with French culture and civilization will be introduced. 47 contact hours.

FRE 2201   INTERMEDIATE FRENCH II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: FRE 2200 or instructor approval. This course reviews and expands the French langage skills previously acquired by the students. The content should include, but not be limited to, more advanced linguistic structures and idiomatic expressions, with an emphasis on conversational skills. There should be additional growth in vocabulary for practical purposes. A variety of writing exercises and reading selections concerning the history and culture of France and other Francophone countries will be included. 47 contact hours.

FSE 1000   INTRODUCTION TO FUNERAL SERVICES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017) or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the SPC Placement Test. This course provides an orientation to the profession of funeral services. Topics include the historical role of funeral service from pre-Christian to modern times, functional role of the funeral service practitioner, sociology of funeral service, current and future trends, and funeral service organizations. Emphasis will be on the development of funeral service practices in the United States. 47 contact hours.

FSE 1010   FUNERAL ETHICS

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate or program director approval for the direct disposer applicant. This course is designed to help the student of funeral service to develop a strong professional set of ethics. This knowledge will help the funeral service professional do what is proper and in the best interest of the family when they are most vulnerable. Moreover, proper training in ethics will sensitize the funeral service professional to the need to build a trust and rapport with the family. This background will facilitate the often difficult task of planning funeral arrangements, both pre-need and at need, easier. These skills will also help the funeral service professional to further consider the needs of the bereaved beyond the scope of the funeral home and direct them to appropriate professionals and agencies. In essence, this course strives to develop within the funeral service student a sense of morality, which will guide his/her decisions and actions in proper treatment of the deceased and professional service to the bereaved. 17 contact hours.

FSE 1105   THANATOCHEMISTRY

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to Funeral Services AS program. This course is a survey of the basic principles of disinfection and preservation as they relate to embalming. Especially emphasized are the chemical principles involved in sanitation, disinfection, and embalming practice. The development and use of personal, professional, and community sanitation practices is addressed as well as use and precautions related to potentially harmful chemicals that are currently used in the field of funeral service. 32 contact hours.

FSE 1150   CREMATION HISTORY, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Funeral Arts CT Program or AS Degree in Funeral Services. This course will introduce the student to cremation as it relates to funeral service. This is a survey-level course that assumes no prior knowledge of cremation. Topics covered will include the legal environment surrounding cremation, utilization of cremation Best Practices, crematory equipment, and the history of cremation. 32 contact hours.

FSE 1204   FUNERAL SERVICE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: (Admission into the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate program) and CGS 1070 or CGS 1070T or CGS 1100 or EME 2040. This course introduces students, through a hands-on approach, to the basic computer applications, which are part of the day to day operations of the funeral home. 32 contact hours.

FSE 2060   FUNERAL DIRECTING

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admission into the Funeral Services AS program or Funeral Arts Certificate program. This course will examine the responsibilities of the funeral director from the first call until the last service rendered to the family. The course will cover various religions, fraternal, military, secular, and traditional funeral customs. The funeral director's role as a counselor is emphasized. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2061   THANATOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: ENC 0025 and REA 0017 or EAP 1695 or appropriate score on the placement test. This course emphasizes the psychological and sociological dynamics of death, dying, and bereavement and the funeral director's role in counseling families through the process. Students will study the symbolic and ritualistic aspects of memorialization and their impacts upon the emotional experience of the bereaved. A clear understanding of the grief process and its variations among individuals as influenced by psychological factors is addressed. The course also addresses the funeral director as a facilitating agent for effective mourning through personal interaction and the design and implementation of the funeral. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2080   FUNERAL LAW

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Funeral Arts CT Program or the Funeral Services AS program. This course will include legal methods of disposition, legal responsibilities of the funeral practitioner, common and statutory laws, Florida laws regulating funeral practices and establishments, crematory and cemetery laws, and probate laws for estates. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2100   EMBALMING I

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and [BSC 1083 or BSC1084C or (BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L and (BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L)]. Co-requisite: FSE 2101L. This course introduces the student to embalming through a study of the history, fundamentals, legal aspects, methods, terminology, sanitation, and preservation of human remains. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2101L   EMBALMING CLINICAL I

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program. Corequisite: FSE 2100. This course provides the student with learning activities, which will include selected experiences in the funeral home preparation room. Forty (40) hours of participation in the clinical setting are required to complete this course.

FSE 2120   RESTORATIVE ART

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2120L. This course is designed to provide the student with the theories applied in restorative art procedures. The student will study the anatomical structure of the cranial and facial areas of the human skull, facial proportions and markings, methods and techniques used to restore facial features destroyed by traumatic or pathological conditions, and color and cosmetology theory. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2120L   RESTORATIVE ART LAB

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program. Corequisite: FSE 2120. This course is a laboratory study of the anatomy of the human face with emphasis on developing the skills and procedures used in restorative art. 32 contact hours.

FSE 2140   EMBALMING II

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2141L. This course is a continuation of Embalming I (FSE 2100). Theories and principles of embalming, embalming chemicals, cavity treatments, and disaster management will be studied with an emphasis on application to specific cases. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2141L   EMBALMING CLINICAL II

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2100 and FSE 2101L. Corequisite: FSE 2140. This course provides the student with learning activities which will include selected experiences in the funeral home preparation room. Application of embalming principles to specific cases is emphasized. Forty (40) hours of participation in the clinical setting are required to complete this course.

FSE 2160   FUNERAL PATHOLOGY

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: Admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and HSC 1524 and FSE 2100. This course is designed to introduce the student to the study of the cause and effect of disease on the human body. Topics of study will include: coroner and medical examiner, terminology, and general and special pathology. Emphasis will be on tissue changes which affect the embalming process. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2201   FUNERAL HOME MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: FSE 2202 and (admissions to the Funeral Services AS program or the Funeral Arts CT program). This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the principles of the operations of a funeral home. Topics of study will include merchandising, casket and vault construction, pre-need and at-need funeral arrangements, funeral services forms, death benefits, and vital statistics. Lecture and laboratory experience in funeral arrangements. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2202   FUNERAL HOME MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: BUL 2241 and ACG 2001 and (admission to the Funeral Services AS program or the Funeral Arts CT Program).  Co-or prerequisite: FSE 1000. This course is the study of the role and function of the funeral director as an effective manager. Emphasis is placed on small business management functions of planning, organizing, motivation, direction, and controlling in the funeral home setting. 47 contact hours.

FSE 2930   FUNERAL SERVICES PROFESSIONAL REVIEW

credits: 1  

Pre or corequisites: admissions to the Funeral Services AS program and FSE 2060 and FSE 2201 and FSE 2140 and FSE 2120 and FSE 2080 and FSE 2160. This seminar type course will review all necessary procedures and requirements for state and national licensure as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. 17 contact hours.

FSE 2946   PROFESSIONAL PRACTICUM

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Program Director’s approval. This course provides experience in the funeral home, under direct supervision of a licensed funeral director/embalmer, applying knowledge of theories and practices of funeral service. The student will perform duties and services as assigned by the preceptor and instructor to include surveillance of, and participation in, execution of total services rendered to the family. Service reports are required to be completed by the student. The student must register and take the National Board Examination given by the International Conference of Funeral Examining Boards. The course requires a minimum of 200 hours of supervised funeral home experience.

FSS 2235C   INTRODUCTORY FOOD PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course is designed to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skill in basic and intermediate commercial food production management. Included are basic principles and techniques of commercial food preparation, management of resources, use of commercial recipes, use and care of commercial equipment and evaluation of food products. The course includes safety and sanitation practices in commercial food operations. 120 contact hours.

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