Hans Silberschlag

Residential Faculty - Fire Science

Program Director :

Office of Dean Career-Tech Pro

Fire Science/EMT

480-461-6300

Classes Taught

Spring 2020

FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11 Credits
Introductory fire science course primarily designed for the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104, FSC105, and FSC130), and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC134.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25465
MC OFFSITE
MFTC KB
Lecture/Lab
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoTuWeTh
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25465 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Class 31212 is located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $300 payable at time of registration. Student will be required to purchase other learning supplies such as books and uniform items. Students registered for FSC102 (11 credits) must concurrently enroll in a designated section of FSC134 (3 credits). This course utilizes a blended learning component for enhanced learning. Students will be expected to complete on-line assignments and exams. Special registration is required through the Fire Science Department; please visit http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to download an application, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 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. Confined space operations in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27328
Downtown Center
DTC 405
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Class Started

FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3 Credits
Fundamentals of fire prevention. Includes techniques, procedures, regulations, and enforcement. Also includes discussion of hazards in ordinary and special occupancies. Field trips and lectures from industry also included. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25452
Downtown Center
DTC 405
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
MoWe
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25452 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

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
27893
Downtown Center
DTC 405
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Class Started

FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3 Credits
Ethical issues, standards, and philosophical consideration of moral problems encountered in fire service. Ethical responsibility of fire service personnel and those they serve. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
25462
Downtown Center
DTC 405
Lecture
01/14/2020 - 05/08/2020
TuTh
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25462 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students may contact instructor at hans.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 equivalent.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
27895
Downtown Center
DTC 451
Lecture
01/13/2020 - 05/08/2020
Mo
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Class Started

Spring Flex Start 2020

FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 3 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
25464
Downtown Center
DTC 405
Lecture/Lab
01/29/2020 - 05/08/2020
We
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Class Started

Notes: Class 25464 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started. Students will be expected to meet in-class and also participate in on-line classroom lecture, discussions, and assessments for a total of 40-45 hours per 3 credit course. Student access to designated MCC On-line Learning System is required; access is provided to students enrolled in Mesa Community College courses. Go to http://www.mesacc.edu/eLearning/ for more information.

FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11 Credits
Introductory fire science course primarily designed for the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (EMT/FSC104, FSC105, and FSC130), and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC134.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38078
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
Lecture/Lab
02/10/2020 - 05/08/2020

Closed

Notes: This course is for the Mesa Fire Department Fire Academy only. (ESA)

FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 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. Confined space operations in accordance with the National Fire Protection Agency. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38079
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
Lecture
02/10/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: This course is for the Mesa Fire Department Fire Academy only. (ESA)

FSC130 Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1 Credits
Skills and abilities required for entry level position in the fire service including physical ability, and stamina. Opportunity to take the accredited International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the end of the course at a IAFF licensed agency. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38080
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
Lecture/Lab
02/10/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: This course is for the Mesa Fire Department Fire Academy only. (ESA)

FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters 3 Credits
Overview of all aspects of fitness for current and prospective firefighters. Includes physical and mental aspects of performance for optimal achievement on fire department agility tests and fire fighting tasks; individual conditioning strategies, nutritional guidelines, protective clothing concepts, and basic exercise principles. Pre-employment, evaluation, and lifelong fitness and conditioning. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
38081
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
Lecture/Lab
02/10/2020 - 05/08/2020

Class Started

Notes: This course is for the Mesa Fire Department Fire Academy only. (ESA)

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
37521
Downtown Center
TBA
Lecture
03/17/2020 - 05/08/2020
Tu
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Open

9 of 25
Seats Available

Notes: Class 37521 Hybrid classes combine reduced, regularly scheduled classroom meetings with required learning activities conducted via the Internet. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at www.mesacc.edu/elearning/get-started.

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