Hans Silberschlag

Residential Faculty - Fire Science

Program Director :

Fire Science/EMT

480-461-6300

Classes Taught

Fall 2022

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.
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
28600
MC OFFSITE
Mesa Fire Training Center
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
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 28600 is located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $200 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 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

Class Started

37338
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2022 - 12/16/2022
TuTh
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Started

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

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.

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

37787
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
09/22/2022 - 12/16/2022
Th
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.

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
31493
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31493 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC111 Emergency Vehicle Driver Operator 2 Credits
Emergency vehicle operators training including the problems facing operators; the personal qualities of emergency vehicle operator candidates; legal responsibilities of operators; and physical forces involved in driving an emergency vehicle. Includes hands-on training in an emergency response vehicle. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31492
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31492 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

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
31491
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31491 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 31491 must also register for .
31513
MC OFFSITE
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lab
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31513 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 31513 must also register for .
FSC118 Fire Hydraulics 3 Credits
Review of basic mathematics. Hydraulic laws and formulas as applied to the fire service. Application of formulas and mental calculations to hydraulic problems, water supply variables, and discharge requirements for pumpers. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31490
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31490 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC159 Ladder Operations 1 Credits
Comprehensive training for members of fire department ladder companies. Emphasis on safety, progressive skills, and equipment review.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31489
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31489 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

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

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

FSC200 Fire Service Instructor- Level I 3 Credits
Designed to prepare students for Level I Training Officer as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 standards. Includes methods of delivering instructional materials, preparation of lesson plans, instructional aids and evaluation instruments; techniques and strategies for organizing the learning environment and management of recordkeeping are also included. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37006
MC OFFSITE
TBA
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This course is for the State Fire School ONLY - (Education Services Agreement with the Arizona State Fire Training Committee)

FSC201 Fire Service Instructor- Level II 3 Credits
Designed to prepare students for Level II Training Officer as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 standards. Continued knowledge and skills in methods of delivering instructional materials, preparation of lesson plans, instructional aids and evaluation instruments; techniques and strategies for organizing the learning environment and management of recordkeeping are also included.
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FSC200, or permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31488
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31488 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

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
31487
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31487 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

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
31486
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31486 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC226 Incident Safety Officer 3 Credits

Prerequisites: Rank of Fire Captain or Chief Officer.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31485
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31485 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC230 Fire Officer Leadership II 3 Credits
Management techniques which develop leadership and leadership effectiveness. Written and verbal communication skills, fire service excellence goals, counseling and problem solving methods. Role-playing and case studies emphasized throughout.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
37007
Downtown Center
TBA
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: This course is for the State Fire School ONLY - (Education Services Agreement with the Arizona State Fire Training Committee)

FSC238 Vehicular Extrication And Patient Stabilization 2 Credits
Participative course designed for the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Incorporates new knowledge and skills necessary to access, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents. Provides exposure to scene management, including size-up, disentanglement, victim stabilization for single and multi-victim situations, hazardous materials incidents, integration of local emergency medical services (EMS) for patient assessment and management, and standard operating procedures to selected victim scenarios.
Prerequisites: Basic EMT certification, current enrollment in an EMT-Basic program, nurse with emergency department experience, or law enforcement personnel, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
31484
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
Mesa Fire Training Center
In Person
Lecture
09/07/2022 - 09/21/2022

Class Ended

Notes: Class 31484 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

Spring 2023

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
30523
Downtown Center
DTC/Centennial Way Room 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
01/18/2023 - 05/12/2023
MoWe
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Open

16 of 18
Seats Available

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 2023

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
30413
DTC/Centennial Way Room 451
Online (On Your Time)
Lecture
03/23/2023 - 05/12/2023
Th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open

18 of 18
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.

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

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