FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design
Department of Professional Studies: Fire Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course introduces the student to the intricacies of preparing pre-emergency plans and diagrams for fire investigation reports using CAD technology. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of pre-emergency planning for the Fire Service and will prepare pre-emergency plans and diagrams.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, purposes, and sequence of pre-fire planning; and
- construct a thorough pre-fire plan for a structure in their fire district and use Computer-Assisted Design technology to draw the floor plans and/or site plans used in their plan.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- introduction to pre-emergency planning; Course content and requirements
- how pre-emergency planning works in the real world; Computer Lab: Introduction to the PC
- the problems encountered conducting a pre-emergency plan; Computer Lab: The quick tour of the diagram software and the Quick Start tutorial
- the pre-emergency planning process; Computer Lab: drawing the building
- coordinating the design process with business and working with fire equipment infrastructure; Computer Lab: placing symbols
- methods used for collecting information for the plan and diagram; Computer Lab: changing the view, copying objects, and adding text
- prioritizing information for the plan or diagram and preparing a hand-drawn diagram; Computer Lab: placing a dimension
- students present and critique their hand drawn diagram; Computer Lab: program feature charts
- formats used for diagrams submitted as part of a fire investigation report; Computer Lab: selecting commands and using forms and scaled border
- CAD application in the fire service and in related fields; Computer Lab: printing a diagram, changing views and using layers
- integrating existing data into the pre-emergency plan or fire-investigation diagram; Computer Lab: importing and exporting diagrams, drawing lines and symbols, and editing the diagram
- structures that require a pre-emergency plan; Computer Lab: placing text, symbols, patterns, and objects in the plan
- identifying deficiency areas in data for a pre-emergency plan. Review of students projects; Computer Lab: unselecting, erasing, and moving objects
- students present their plans or diagrams to the class; Computer Lab: solving problems
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsThe assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and CAD projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -10/99; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015