Hans Silberschlag

Residential Faculty - Fire Science

Program Director :

Fire Science/EMT

480-461-6300

Classes Taught

Spring 2022

FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Credits
Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current ProBoard and/or Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29346
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

30228
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2022 - 05/13/2022
MoWe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3 Credits
Introduction to the characteristics and behavior of fire, fire hazard properties of ordinary materials, extinguishing agents, firefighter safety, fire suppression organization and equipment, and basic fire fighting tactics. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29683
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture
01/18/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 29683 must also register for .

35592
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lab
01/20/2022 - 05/13/2022
Th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 35592 must also register for .

Spring Flex Start 2022

FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 4 Credits
Overview of the application and selection processes used by various fire departments and fire service organizations. Focus on the skills and abilities required for entry-level positions in the fire department, including oral and written communication skills, mathematical and mechanical skills, problem-solving skills, and physical agility and stamina. Elements of fire service culture and their effects on personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Major components of written application processes, requirements, preparation of resumes and their effect on employment prospects. Preparation for the interview to include communications skills, mental preparation techniques, behaviors, and the importance of the interview in the pre-employment process. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27999
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
02/01/2022 - 05/13/2022
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 27999 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC174 Functions of Command 2 Credits
Basic functions of command in the fire service. Includes brief history and future trends of incident command. Analysis of recent local, national, and international tactical and strategic concerns. Utilizes a Command Training Center to provide real-time, computer- and prop-enhanced simulations.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC102.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30229
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
02/01/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructors at: han.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3 Credits
Actions necessary to provide for the safety of firefighters operating on the fireground. Effects that fire and heat may have on various types of building construction resulting in the loss of structural integrity. Includes signs and symptoms of structural damage.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC113 or permission of Instructor or current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
29684
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/23/2022 - 05/13/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC215 Customer Service in the Public Sector 3 Credits
Examines the personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector with an emphasis on application, basic management requirements, and training. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30057
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 451
Hybrid
Lecture
03/24/2022 - 05/13/2022
Th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Class Ended

Notes: Live Online classes have sessions that meet online on specific days and times. Attendance in these sessions will be at the discretion of the instructor, and additional work will be required on the student’s own time. Access to a computer or mobile device with Internet connection is required. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

Summer 2022

FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 4 Credits
Overview of the application and selection processes used by various fire departments and fire service organizations. Focus on the skills and abilities required for entry-level positions in the fire department, including oral and written communication skills, mathematical and mechanical skills, problem-solving skills, and physical agility and stamina. Elements of fire service culture and their effects on personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Major components of written application processes, requirements, preparation of resumes and their effect on employment prospects. Preparation for the interview to include communications skills, mental preparation techniques, behaviors, and the importance of the interview in the pre-employment process. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17759
Dobson Campus
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
In Person
Lecture/Lab
06/07/2022 - 08/02/2022
Tu
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Open

18 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: All textbook and course materials available at no or low cost (<$40) - may include OER (Open Educational Resources).

FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3 Credits
Administrative methods applied to the fire service, departmental organization, and personnel management. Includes fire alarm signaling systems, fire service planning, and relationships with other city departments. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17634
Online Course
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
06/08/2022 - 08/03/2022

Open

8 of 20
Seats Available

Notes: This is an Online class that does not meet at specific class times. Students are required to have access to a computer or mobile device, and Internet access, unless otherwise specified. Before enrolling in their first online class at MCC, students need to view the online orientation and complete the readiness survey on https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 17634 Students may contact instructor at hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy 3 Credits
Methods of coordinating personnel, equipment, and apparatus on the fireground. Practical methods of controlling and extinguishing structural and other types of fires. Includes simulation exercises.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC113 or permission of Instructor or current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
17636
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 450
In Person
Lecture
06/09/2022 - 08/04/2022
Th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open

7 of 20
Seats Available

Fall 2022

FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Credits
Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current ProBoard and/or Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28601
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
MoWe
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Open

12 of 18
Seats Available

Fall Flex Start 2022

FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 4 Credits
Overview of the application and selection processes used by various fire departments and fire service organizations. Focus on the skills and abilities required for entry-level positions in the fire department, including oral and written communication skills, mathematical and mechanical skills, problem-solving skills, and physical agility and stamina. Elements of fire service culture and their effects on personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Major components of written application processes, requirements, preparation of resumes and their effect on employment prospects. Preparation for the interview to include communications skills, mental preparation techniques, behaviors, and the importance of the interview in the pre-employment process. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
28616
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/30/2022 - 11/15/2022
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Open

14 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 28616 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC174 Functions of Command 2 Credits
Basic functions of command in the fire service. Includes brief history and future trends of incident command. Analysis of recent local, national, and international tactical and strategic concerns. Utilizes a Command Training Center to provide real-time, computer- and prop-enhanced simulations.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC102.
Special registration is required through the EMT/Fire Science Department; please visit www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to complete the registration form, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
30770
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 451
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
09/02/2022 - 12/16/2022
Fr
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Open

12 of 18
Seats Available

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 30770 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

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