• No On-Campus Orientation - FALL 2023

• FT-5 will be presented ONLINE.

• Login to our Online Classroom on MON. AUG 28th

• Our course weeks (Assignments, Quizzes, & Discussion Topics) will run each Monday-Sunday.

• This course will required you to log into the online classroom 3-4 times each week. However, the majority of the coursework is done offline.

• Be sure to have your TEXT (required) purchased before class begins!

The required Textbook for FT-5 Hazmat Chemistry Study Guide, 2nd Ed may or may not available for purchase at the College Bookstore this semester. If not available at the College Bookstore...

You may purchase the Text from L.N. Curtis Firefighters Bookstore - HERE.

I recommend that students acquire there textbook as soon as possible. You WILL need your textbook at the beginning and throughout the course.

• FT-5 Syllabus FALL 2023 - HERE



Norcliff W. Wiley
FT-5 Instructor
Cabrillo College





Is the ability to do what has to be done, when it has to be done, whether you want to do it or not.


How to Begin:

1. You will have to REGISTER for the class. See the college FALL 2023 Course Catalog for instructions.

2. You MUST have Microsoft Word software or a compatable word processing program that can both read and format .doc, docx, or .rtf documents. You will also need to have a current version of Adobe Acrabat Reader (Freeware) .

3. Your internet connect should be at minimum DSL. Those that have attempted this course on Dial-up speeds became fairly frustrated quite quickly at both download and upload times.

4. BE PREPARED to spend a good percentage of your time within the online classoom and studying throughout the course. It is not designed to be a hard course, but it will require a commitment.

5. You will have to LOGIN to CANVAS. Canvas is a web-based course management tool accessed through the Internet. You do not have to download Canvas. The program is password protected, which means that you must login. Access is available only to students who are officially enrolled through the Admissions and Records Office


Steps to Starting a Successful Semester Online:

Step 1:             Access to your course
Always access your course from the Canvas Login Home Page at: https://cabrillo.instructure.com/login/ldap

Step 2:             Bookmark the Canvas Login Home Page
Bookmark the Canvas Login Home Page, or add this page to your favorites.

Step 3:           New to Canvas? Access the New Canvas User Interface Overview

Watch the video at, "New to Canvas User Overview" on Vimeo.

Step 4:             Purchase your textbooks and other course materials
Purchase the required textbook and possible supplemental materials for the class you have enrolled in. See information provided in the left colume of this page.

Step 5:            Use your Webadvisor Username and Password
Use your Webadvisor Username and Password to access the Cabrillo College Canvas Dashboard, which is where you will find the FT-5 Fire Behavior and Combustion online classroom.

Step 6:           Login to the current term
The Canvas Login is found on the Cabrillo College Distance Education Home Page. This page also provides students with essential information regarding online classroom resources. The TLC telephone number is listed on the right-hand side of the page. If you have difficulties in logging into Canvas, please contact the TLC.