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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Shoring (SOC 306)

Course Category: 
40 hours (5 days).
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island.

January 2006 - May 2015.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to safely stabilize the interior and exterior of a collapsed structure using a variety of wood and prefabricated shoring so as to conduct safe search and rescue operations.


Major topics covered in the course are review of basic shoring principles; introduction to laced post shores, sloped floor shores, and split-sole raker shore systems. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, video, demonstrations, a quiz and competency based performance testing. NOTE: This course is now included in Collapse Rescue Operations (SOC 200).

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Emergency Medical Services (7/10). NOTE: Successful completion of this course requires a demonstrated knowledge of the principles of Physics.