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EQS 1021 and 1022 or instructor permission [Course fee: $150] EQS 2041 Equine Massage I (3) fall This course provides and introduction to the theory of equine massage. It includes intensive study of equine anatomy, including muscular and skeletal structures. Focus is on identifying soreness and other problems affecting the equine athlete, developing strategies for addressing the problems, and applying therapeutic massage and stretching exercises to improve the horse’s mobility, range of motion, and general well-being;

2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: VET 1020 EQS 2801/2802 Summer Internship/Internship Review (0/1) summer/fall Students may participate in summer equine internship of their choosing and will coordinate with the program director about the terms of the internship, including number of hours and responsibilities included. Students will keep a daily record of hours and activities. In addition to completing the required documents, there is a 45 hour minimum requirement. The student will take part in an internship review the subsequent fall

term, at which point credit will be awarded and a fee will be assessed; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite:

Permission [Course fee: $250] EQS 3012 Equine Training II (3) spring This course focuses on refining the green-broke and the trained horse. Attention will be given to producing lightness; correcting head and body position; using the horse’s body correctly; achieving balanced and correct gaits; and developing smooth transitions; 2hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: EQS 2011 with a C or better [Course fee: $150.00] EQS 3031 Riding Instruction I (3) fall This course provides analysis of effective teaching techniques for equine riding and/or driving instruction for beginners to beginner/ intermediate riders, including the psychological factors that influence rider/horse interaction. There are opportunities for observing, assisting with, and providing instruction. Students will begin to accumulate hours toward the required total necessary for ARIA certification testing; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $150.00]

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EQS 4010 Law and the Equine Professional (3) fall Students in this course will review equine-specific legal cases and learn about structure, risk, liabilities, and other pertinent topics necessary to running a successful equine-related business. The course will include in-depth examination of differences, advantages, and disadvantages of different structures for equine businesses; equine liability laws; insurance issues; and equine contracts; 3 hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $150.00] EQS 4110 Equine Health and Diseases (3) fall This course provides an in-depth exploration of issues relating to equine health management, including signs of health and illness; diseases and their causes; preventative and maintenance care measures; and emergency care for horses; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: AGR 2030 and VET 1020 EQS 4120 Therapeutic Programs (2) fall This course provides the historical and social context of the ever-increasing popularity of therapeutic riding and driving programs. Students will learn about how such program are operated, the clientele they serve, and the crucial role that therapy horses play in peoples’ lives. There will be opportunities to meet individuals involved with such programs and to visit an operational equine therapy program; 2 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None EQS 4032 Riding Instruction II (3) fall Students will continue to develop their skills as riding and/or driving instructors, including class preparation, assessment of student progress, and variety of teaching methods used. After completion of Riding Instruction I and II, students should have a strong foundation of riding instruction experience. They will be able to apply for Level I Certification with the American Riding Instructors Association. If a sufficient number of students are interested, ARIA testing can be conducted at Vermont Tech; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: EQS 3031 with a grade of C or better [Course fee: $150] EQS 4610 Equine Studies Senior Project (3) spring Under the joint supervision of the Program Director and a mentor when necessary, students will propose, gain approval for, and complete a research project on a specific area of the equine industry. The project will include a hands-on component (unless an exception is granted by the Program Director) and will conclude with a substantive written report and an oral presentation; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None Fire Science (FSC) FSC 1000 Freshman Orientation (1) fall

This course is designed to facilitate a successful transition to college and focuses on orientation to college,:

academic success strategies, study skills, professional development; introduction to Web Services, critical thinking skills, academic advising services, time management, and developing an understanding of the fire service as a public trust; 1 hour of lecture per week; graded Pass/No Pass. Prerequisite: None FSC 1010 Principles of Building Construction and Fire Protection (3) fall This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety and how understanding the building types and construction principles will improve fire suppression and fire ground safety. The emphasis of this course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

Course Descriptions

FSC 1021 Firefighting Services I (3) fall This introductory course provides an overview of fire services; career opportunities in fire fighting and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private firefighting services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; introduction to fire protection systems; and understanding fire strategy and tactics.

Students will learn basic fire suppression, rescue, and extrication skills. This academic course will include competency-based skill development necessary to perform fire/rescue duties; 3 hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: None FSC 1022 Firefighting Services II (4) spring Firefighting Services II continues the study of fire service nomenclature; specific firefighting techniques and functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; fire protection systems; and understanding fire strategy and tactics. Students will learn and practice basic fire suppression, rescue, and extrication skills. Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to apply for Vermont Certification as a Firefighter I. This procedure includes passing a written exam, proficiency skill based testing, and participation in a live burn exercise at the Vermont Fire Academy; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: FSC 1021 FSC 1030 History & Impact of Fire in America (3) fall This course provides an overview of the history and impact of fire in American society. Course material will include a general understanding of fire and combustion; the history of fire fighting in the US; analysis of significant fires in American history and their impact; discussion of the catastrophic theory of management as it pertained to these fires; today’s impact of the urban wildfire interface; and how fire affects society and the family unit; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None FSC 1122 Independent Study (3) as required Students will have the opportunity to pursue an independent or public research project and participate in a service-learning project such as fire education. Students will be required to submit a thesis for their project which outlines the topic, research methods, and evaluation method. Prerequisite: Departmental permission FSC 1210 Fire Inspector I (3) spring The Fire Inspector I course is designed as an introductory course to educate the student in the principles and techniques of fire prevention, life safety inspection, and code compliance. It conforms to National Fire Protection Association 1031: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector I and Plan Examiner. Built as a beginning course to certification, the course will include case studies, field inspection exercises, and report writing; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None FSC 1220 Fire Service Leadership (3) spring This course is designed to develop a foundation of leadership skills for the firefighter/officer. Course content will include the identification of leadership styles, group dynamics, diversity, conflict resolution, managing change, and problem solving. This course will emphasize personal leadership development and supervisory skills using applied research, readings, group exercises, and classroom discussion; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None FSC 2020 Fire Service Hydraulics and Water Supply (3) fall This course provides a foundation of theoretical and mathematical knowledge to understand the principles of fluids and the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles and formulas to analyze, plan, and solve water supply problems. Fire ground applications include pump operations, hose lines, nozzle pressures and providing adequate water supply for fire suppression, tanker shuttles, and large diameter hose;

3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 1210

Course Descriptions

FSC 2030 Firefighter Occupational Health and Safety (3) as required Students learn the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, and emergency situations involving fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to establish and manage a safety program in an emergency service organization; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Departmental permission FSC 2210 Fire Administration (3) spring This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Development of fire service leadership traits will be viewed from the perspective of the chief officer. Classroom content will include grant writing; extensive budget development and a budget presentation project; public presentation skills; and analysis of the fire department as a business in today’s world; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None FSC 2220 Firefighting Strategy and Tactics (3) spring This course provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. Students will make and document decisions based on computer generated scenarios. This course is a capstone course in the Fire Science program, drawing on knowledge and understanding of fire dynamics obtained in other courses; 3 hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: None FSC 2230 Hazardous Materials Chemistry and Operations (3) spring This course provides basic fire chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including problems of recognition, reactivity, and the health hazards encountered by firefighters. It also prepares students to determine an initial course of action for emergency responders and understand strategies, tactics, and resource management techniques for handling hazardous materials incidents. Upon successful completion of this course and supplemental field and classroom training, students will be Vermont certified at the Operations Level for Hazardous Materials; 3 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week.

Prerequisite: CHE 1020 FSC 2240 Fire Protection Systems (3) spring This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, and water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. Classroom activities will provide students with the opportunity to use fire extinguishers, inspect wet/dry/residential sprinkler systems, and study various alarm notification systems; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None FSC 2250 Fire and Life Safety Educator (3) fall This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention;

organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use of fire codes; identification and correction of fire hazards; and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education in community schools. Students will prepare presentations, deliver safety education using the National Fire Protection Association Risk Watch program, and study the effects of tragic fires which led to new fire safety standards; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

Course Descriptions

FSC 2820 Residential/Internship Program (3) as required This course is a designed to provide the student with actual experience as a firefighter in a municipal fire station or an internship experience in private industry involved with fire prevention, loss control, or risk management. In the residential program, the student will perform actual firefighter duties which include station duties; fire safety instruction; fire suppression activities; responding to alarms, fire calls, motor vehicle accidents, mutual aid, and good intent calls; and special hazards incidents. Upon placement in the internship program either in private industry or fire-related service, a student will participate in prevention or risk management activities under the supervision of a supervisor or manager. Prerequisite: Vermont certification as a Firefighter I Geography (GEO) GEO 1010 World Geography (3) as required This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of geography and the major geographic regions of the world. The course examines the ecological interactions between the physical and the human environment. Following an introduction to the basic terms and concepts of geography, the course continues

to explore each of ten regions of the globe; 3 hours of lecture week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite:

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