• No On-Campus Orientation - SPRING 2023

• Login to our Online Classroom on JAN 30TH

• Our course weeks will run from 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 Required TEXT purchased before class begins!

The primary (required) Textbook for FT-8 is: "Firefighter's Handbook On Wildland Firefighting Strategy, Tactics and Safety, 4th Ed," by William C. Teie.

This book is available for purchase at the College Bookstore this semester. You may also purchase the Text from L.N. Curtis Firefighters Bookstore - HERE

• FT-8 Course Schedule SPRING 2023 - HERE



Norcliff W. Wiley
FT-8 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 SPRING 2023 Course Catalog for instructions.

3. You MUST have Microsoft Word software or a compatable word processing program. You will need to have a current version of Adobe Acrabat Reader (Freeware) .

4. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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 navigation bar on the top left-hand corner of the Cabrillo College Distance Education Home Page.