Hans Silberschlag

Residential Faculty - Fire Science

Program Director :

Office of Dean Career-Tech Pro

Fire Science/EMT

480-461-6300

Classes Taught

Spring 2021

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 FSC105, FSC130, and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: (FSC134 or FSC234) and FSC174.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
32051
MC OFFSITE
MFTC KB
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoTuWeTh
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Class Started

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

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
33676
Downtown Center
DTC 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Closed

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

37504
Downtown Center
DTC 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoWe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Started

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
34112
Downtown Center
DTC 422
Hybrid
Lecture
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
TuTh
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Started

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

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
32059
MC OFFSITE
MFTC PIMA
In Person
Lecture/Lab
01/11/2021 - 03/12/2021
Mo
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Ended

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
32052
Downtown Center
DTC
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/19/2021 - 05/14/2021
MoTuWeTh
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

Class Started

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.

Located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $30 payable at time of registration. Student will be required to purchase other learning supplies such as 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.

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
37511
Downtown Center
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture/Lab
01/22/2021 - 05/14/2021

Class Started

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 and kenny.king@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
34113
Downtown Center
DTC 451
Hybrid
Lecture
01/20/2021 - 05/14/2021
We
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Class Started

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

Spring Flex Start 2021

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
32050
Downtown Center
DTC 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
02/02/2021 - 05/14/2021
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Class Started

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 32050 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

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 FSC105, FSC130, and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: (FSC134 or FSC234) and FSC174.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
34707
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
02/09/2021 - 05/20/2021

Class Started

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

40241
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Educational Service Agreement (ESA) class for Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department.

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
34708
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
02/09/2021 - 05/20/2021

Class Started

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

40242
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Educational Service Agreement (ESA) class for Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department.

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
38042
Dobson Campus
MFTC PIMA
In Person
Lecture/Lab
03/29/2021 - 05/14/2021
Mo
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Class Started

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

34709
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
02/09/2021 - 05/20/2021

Class Started

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

40243
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Educational Service Agreement (ESA) class for Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department.

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
34710
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
02/09/2021 - 05/20/2021

Class Started

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

40245
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
03/29/2021 - 06/04/2021

Class Started

Notes: This is an Educational Service Agreement (ESA) class for Gilbert Fire & Rescue Department.

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
34633
Downtown Center
DTC 451
Hybrid
Lecture
04/01/2021 - 05/14/2021
Th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Closed

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

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