Jul 17, 2018  
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FTA* K125 - Chemistry for Emergency Responders °


3 CREDIT HOURS
Prerequisites: ENG* K101  or ENG* K101S  placement∞ or completion of ENG* K096  with a “C#” grade or better; FTA* K112 ; or permission of the program coordinator based on FTA work experience. MAT* K095  or MAT* K095I  or high school algebra recommended.
This course is designed to prepare the responder to function safely at the scene of a hazardous materials incident by understanding the potential hazards. This is accomplished by gaining recognition of chemical nomenclature and basic principles of chemistry in order to assess risks to responders and the public. The course seeks to convey to first responders or prevention personnel a sound understanding of the basic chemistry of hazardous ma­terials to permit them to correctly assess the threat posed by hazardous materials incidents that may occur accidentally or intentionally. Problem-solving sessions and interactive discussion cover topics such as salts and inorganic nonsalts, hydrocarbons, hydrocarbon derivatives, and hydrocarbon radicals. Applying the science of chemistry to thermodynamics, volatility, and combustion provides real world opportunities.



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