EMT – Basic

EMT - Basic

Portrait of a happy paramedica carrying a portable oxygen unit

Prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to take the National Registry EMT examination and enter the workforce in the State of California.

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ONLINEPRE-REQ
EME 105: EMT Prep4Fall 2024, Spring 2025
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)6Fall 2024, Spring 2025Must be age 18 by the first day of class.; Current American Heart Association CPR for BLS Provider or American Red Cross for the Health Care Provider.; EME 105 with a minimum grade of B;
EME 106L: Emergency Medical Technician (Laboratory)1.5Fall 2024, Spring 2025Concurrent enrollment in EME 106
Total Units 11.5

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Administration of Justice – General

Palomar College former Police Officer, now Police Sergeant, Jesus Montes

This program prepares students for a career in the criminal justice system or private security services.  The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques of law enforcement agencies and private security services.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Describe and Discuss the Criminal Justice process from investigation through trial to appeal.
  2. Compare the three major components of the criminal justice system in the United States and summarize the major responsibilities of each.
  3. Describe the Constitutional Rights protected by the 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and discuss how they relate/influence to the collection and use of evidence in a criminal investigation and proceeding.
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Program Requirements
AJ 100: Introduction to Criminal Justice3Spring 2025
AJ 101: Criminal Evidence3Spring 2025
AJ 102: Criminal Procedures3Spring 2025
AJ 103: Community Relations3
AJ 104: Criminal Law3Fall 2024
AJ 106: Police Ethics3Fall 2024
AJ 180
Criminology
3Spring 2025
Electives (Select 12 units)
AJ 153: Issues in Homeland Security3Spring 2025
FIRE 131: Emergency Preparedness3
AJ 141: Enforcement Psychology3
AJ 131: Juvenile Justice3Spring 2025
SOC 110: Social Problems3Fall 2024
AJ 65: Preparation for Law Enforcement3
AJ 97: Topics in Administration of Justice0.5-20.0
AJ 197: Topics In Administration Of Justice0.5-6.0
Total Units 33

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Fire Technology – General

Graduating recruits of Palomar College's 65th Basic Fire Academy

Training to meet the requirements mandated by the California Office of State Fire Marshal for Certified Fire Fighter I.  Covers fire ground procedures, tactics, strategy, safety methods, fire dynamics, equipment usage and deployment, and subject material pertaining to the role of fire fighters within the fire service.

Prepares students for a career in fire suppression, fire prevention and/or fire protection.

Learning Outcome(s):

  1. Students will be able to define the firefighter role in the community, including knowledge of; firefighter safety, fire prevention, building construction, fire protection systems, fire behavior, wildland fires, hazardous materials, ethics and morality.
  2. Students will understand and demonstrate the fire department structure and command.
COURSEUNITSFACE-TO-FACE at FECONLINEPRE-REQ
Program Requirements
FIRE 100: Fire Protection Organization3Fall 2024
FIRE 101: Fire Fighter Safety3Spring 2025
FIRE 118: Fire Prevention Technology3Spring 2025
FIRE 120: Building Construction for Fire Protection3
FIRE 130: Fire Protection Equipment and Systems3
FIRE 142: Fire Ethics3
FIRE 165: IFundamentals of Fire Protection Chemistry3
Total Units 21
Electives (Select 15 units)3
FIRE 51: Fire Academy Preparation3
FIRE 98: Firefighter Skill Maintenance and Update3Must have completed an accredited Firefighter 1 Academy or Must have completed an approved internal Fire Department training program that follow State Fire Training 2013 standards for Firefighter 1
FIRE 115: Hazardous Materials I3
FIRE 131: Introduction to Emergency Management3
FIRE 132: Disaster Response And Recovery3
FIRE 133: Disaster Mitigation3
FIRE 151: Fire Fighter I Academy3EME 106; certification as an EMT-1; admission to the Fire Fighter I Academy program
FIRE 160: Wildland Fire Control I3
FIRE 171A: Company Officer 2A/Human Resource Management for Company Officers3Meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II or experience as a career or volunteer firefighter.
FIRE 171B: Company Officer 2B/General Administrative Functions for Company Officers3Meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II or equivalent.
FIRE 171C: Company Officer 2C / Fire Inspections and Investigations for Company Officers3Completion of a CA Regionally accredited Fire Academy or a signed statement by the agency’s Fire Chief or designee stating the sponsored student has completed all SFT training requirements and skills sheets for Firefighter 1 or equivalent.
FIRE 171D: Company Officer 2D/All Risk3Completion of the following: ICS-200.B: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents Hazardous Material Incident Commander (as offered by the California Specialized Training Institute)
FIRE 171E: Company Officer 2E/Wildland Incident Operations3S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior (Classroom Delivery Only)
FIRE 172A: Instructor 1 / Instructional Methodology3
FIRE 197A: Fire Technology General Topics3
FIRE 197B: Fire Technology Command Topics3
FIRE 197C: Fire Technology Field Topics3
EME 106: Emergency Medical Technician (Lecture)3Fall 2024, Spring 2025Must be age 18 by the first day of class.; Current American Heart Association CPR for BLS Provider or American Red Cross for the Health Care Provider.; EME 105 with a minimum grade of B; Corequisite (Course required to be taken concurrently): EME 106L
CE 100: Cooperative Education3
FIRE 173: Legal Aspects of Emergency Services3
Total Units 36

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Sociology

A woman stands confidently in front of her support group. She is smiling at the camera with her arms crossed.

The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Sociology. Sociology is the study of social behavior and human groups and focuses on social relationships, how those relationships influence people’s behavior and beliefs, and how societies develop and change. Students will learn the main theoretical approaches in sociology that explain society on both a micro level through the study of social interaction, and on a macro scale through the study of large social institutions. The curriculum for the Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer is intended to develop critical thinking skills, to explore the diversity of our social world, and to adequately prepare students for transfer to an upper division program in Sociology. The Associate in Arts in Sociology for Transfer allows students the opportunity to meet the lower division transfer requirements for a major in Sociology.

Pursuant to SB1440, the following Associate Degree for Transfer completion requirements must be met:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is not an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T) Sociology

CourseUnitsFace-to-Face at FECOnlinePre-Req
Program Requirements
SOC 100:
Introduction to Sociology
3Spring 24, Fall 24Spring 24, Summer 24
SOC 110: Social Problems
3Summer 24Spring 24
SOC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4Spring 24MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
List A: Select 2 courses
SOC 125: Human Sexuality3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
SOC 135: Gender and Society3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC/SOC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences4Spring 24MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
SOC 200 / AMS 200 / MCS 200: Race, Class, and Ethnic Groups in America3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
List B: (Any Course Not already completed from list A or One course from List B)
BUS 104: Business Information Systems 3
or
SOC 125: Human Sexuality3Spring 24
SOC 115: Introduction to Women’s Studies3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
SOC 130: Introduction to Sociology of Health3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
SOC 145 / PSYC 145: Psychology and Sociology of Aging3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
SOC 165: Self and Society3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
SOC 170: Introduction to Justice Studies3Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24ENG 100
Total Units 35 – 38

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Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement

A female teacher is interacting with four small children.

The Associate Teacher Certificate of Achievement program includes a selection of courses that provides academic preparation to individuals for a career in the field of child development.  The program will give students general knowledge and skills in theory, principles, and techniques for working with young children in an entry-level position.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Developmental Milestones: Students will analyze developmentally appropriate curricula and explain principles and practices pertaining to child development.
  2. Environment: Students will be able to illustrate the connections between the child, families, and communities in child development.
  3. Guidance: Students will analyze how developmental needs, stages, and milestones impact children's behavior

Copy of Certificate of Proficiency (CP)

To earn a certificate of proficiency in this program, simply complete program requirement courses listed below.

Course Units Face-to-Face at FEC Online Pre-Req
Program Requirements
CHDV 99:
Preparation for Child Development Majors
.05 Spring 24
CHDV 100:
Child Growth and Development

3 Spring 24
CHDV 115: Child, Family, and Community 3 Spring 24
CHDV 104: Guidance for Young Children 3 Spring 24
Select One
CHDV 185:
Introduction to Curriculum

3
OR
CHDV 106:
Infant and Toddler Care and Curriculum

3
OR
CHDV 182:
ECE Curriculum Experiences: Art, Music and Movement
3
OR
CHDV 184:
ECE Curriculum Experiences:Language, Literacy, Math and Science
3 Spring 24
Total Units 12.5

Psychology

Psychology

Students and professor in group therapy session.

Psychology is a discipline that uses the scientific method to study animal and human behavior.  This Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree offers students the opportunity to meet lower division transfer requirements for a major in Psychology, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Psychology at a California State University (CSU).  Students who earn this degree will receive priority admissions at a CSU. The Associate in Arts in Psychology for Transfer degree is the first step in preparing students for professions and areas of interest related to psychology such as Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Medicine, Law, Management, Business, Social Work, and Teaching.

Pursuant to SB1440, the following Associate Degree for Transfer completion requirements must be met:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students must earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. demonstrate fundamental knowledge and comprehension of the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, historical trends, and empirical findings to discuss how psychological principles apply to behavioral problems.
  2. develop basic skills and concepts in interpreting behavior, studying research, and applying research design principles to drawing conclusions about psychological phenomena.
  3. identify and apply formal regulations that govern professional ethics in psychology and begin to embrace the values that will contribute to positive outcomes in work settings and in building a society responsive to multicultural and global concerns.
  4. demonstrate competence in writing and in oral and interpersonal communication skills; write a cogent scientific argument, present information using a scientific approach, engage in discussion of psychological concepts, explain the ideas of others, and express their own ideas with clarity.
  5. develop work habits and ethics to succeed in academic settings, including psychology-specific content and skills, effective self-reflection, project-management skills, teamwork skills, and career preparation.

Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T) Psychology

Course Units Face-to-Face at FEC Online Pre-Req
Program Requirements
PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology 3 Spring 24, Fall 24 MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
PSYC/SOC 205: Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 4 Spring 24 MATH 54, or MATH 56, or MATH 60, or eligibility determined through the math placement process
PSYC 230: Research Methods in Psychology4 Spring 24, Fall 24
List A: Select 1 course
BIOL 100: Introductory Biology: General Biology 4 Spring 24, Fall 24
BIOL 105: Introductory Biology: Human Emphasis 4 - -
PSYC 210:
Physiological Psychology
4 Spring 24, Fall 24
List B:(Select 1 course)
or
PSYC 110: Developmental Psychology - Child Through Adult 3 Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 120: Social Psychology 3 Spring 24, Fall 24
SOC 130: Introduction to Sociology of Health 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 211: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 235: Principles of Learning and Behavior Modification 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
List C:(Select 1 course)
SOC 170: Introduction to Justice Studies 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24 ENG 100
PSYC 105: Marriage, Family and Intimate Relationships 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 115: The Psychology of Personal Growth and Development 3 Spring 24, Summer 24, Fall 24
PSYC 125 / SOC 125: Human Sexuality 3 Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 130: Psychology of Gender 3 Spring 24, Fall 24
PSYC 225: Psychology of Abnormal Behavior 3 Spring 24, Fall 24
Total Units 21

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